University of Colorado at Colorado Springs can’t take the heat

As many already know Colorado Democrats are trying their best to outdo New York’s efforts to infringe upon law-abiding citizen’s civil rights. One piece of legislation moving forward is a ban on the carrying of concealed weapons by individuals have been trained, passed a background check and licensed to carry a concealed defensive firearm on University of Colorado (and other) campuses. Likely due in part to intense lobbying by the Campus’ paid lobbyists.

Following in the steps of anti-rights activists everywhere who sincerely believe that it is “better to be raped than to kill your attacker” (an image I think may be real) the University of Colorado published ten tips on crime prevention. Quoted here and sourced from the Huffington Post:

What To Do If You Are Attacked

These tips are designed to help you protect yourself on campus, in town, at your home, or while you travel. These are preventative tips and are designed to instruct you in crime prevention tactics.

  1. Be realistic about your ability to protect yourself.

  2. Your instinct may be to scream, go ahead! It may startle your attacker and give you an opportunity to run away.

  3. Kick off your shoes if you have time and can’t run in them.

  4. Don’t take time to look back; just get away.

  5. If your life is in danger, passive resistance may be your best defense.

  6. Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating.

  7. Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone.

  8. Yelling, hitting or biting may give you a chance to escape, do it!

  9. Understand that some actions on your part might lead to more harm.

  10. Remember, every emergency situation is different. Only you can decide which action is most appropriate.

Now a visitor to the site is treated to the following:

Update – February 19, 2013

  • The recent circulation of this web page containing information about rape prevention at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs was taken out of context on popular social media sites.
  • No policy was changed by the university and no advisories were sent to students.
  • This page is not related to the gun control discussions now taking place in the Colorado General Assembly.
  • This page was created in 2006 as supplemental material for women who had completed an internationally recognized Rape Aggression Defense course offered free of charge to UCCS students.
  • The 10 tips were considered last resort options when all other defense methods have been exhausted.
  • This site was intended as a reminder for graduates of the RAD program, an intensive self defense program, and part of a larger discussion of last-resort tactics.
  • As a response to recent interest in the page, the Department of Public Safety has updated this page to provide additional context and information about crime prevention and the opportunity to enroll in the RAD class.
  • We apologize for the miscommunication and any confusion that this page may have caused.

The ten tips have been removed. We apologize for the miscommunication and any confusion that this page may have caused.

Men and women alike reacted negatively to the original ten tips as they saw it for what it was. A degrading message to women that like Vice President Joe Biden’s advice on firearms is nothing but degrading or dangerous. When the heat got turned up, instead of supporting Civil Rights the University of Colorado has chosen to run and hide.


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