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“Say Her Name” by Shayna Lopez-Rivas

October 18, 2017
Carol Bowne

Carol Bowne

Dear Gun Control Activists,

Do you know who Carol Bowne is?

Since you advocate for more gun control, you absolutely should know who she is.

When you go to sleep at night, her face should be in your dreams.

When you pray, if you pray, she should be in your prayers.

You should repeat her name every single time you promote laws that restrict law abiding citizens from having and carrying guns.

Carol Bowne.

Carol Bowne died waiting for the state of New Jersey, specifically her local police department, to allow her to protect herself with a gun.

Had national reciprocity been passed, had shall-issue concealed carry been the law of the land, Carol would still be alive.

Carol Bowne died at the hands of her violent ex because you allowed her to. Because you advocate that women like her shouldn’t be allowed to choose how they protect themselves.

I am advocating for choice.

Choice. So that women like me are not raped because I am not allowed to carry my gun when getting my education, though I can carry my gun everywhere else I go.

Choice. So that women like Carol can protect themselves before it’s too late when the police department is incapable of providing protection.

Make no mistake, Carol Bowne died BECAUSE of you and people like you.

Say her name.


Shayna Lopez-Rivas is a rape survivor.  She condemns so called “gun-free” zones, and advocates for the right to choose self-defense. I am proud to call Shayna a friend. Shayna’s original article is here.

My article about Carol Bowne is here.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 19, 2017 9:38 am

    The way NJ police department. violate state law regarding issuing permits within 30 days is criminal. I’ve seen them take three months to issue to a person who has already been issued permits in the past.


  2. Renov8 permalink
    October 19, 2017 1:16 pm

    The rule of law in this country has been grossly violated. The 2nd Amendment of this country continues to be grossly violated and relegated to a second class right. The violators are using the courts and the judiciary as pawns in their game to continue these gross violations of our freedom and the tools used to protect it. At what point do we “the people” violate the violators?

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  3. David Bennett permalink
    October 19, 2017 6:39 pm

    Are you stupid enough to believe that criminals will obey gun free zones when they commit their their attacks on innocent people?People need to be able to protect themselves when threatened. If that means concealed carry so be it.


  4. Tim S permalink
    October 19, 2017 10:17 pm

    I believe everyone should be able to carry anywhere they go except of course airplanes and there could be an exception there as well. You should be able to go from class to class without worrying about being raped and you should be able to defend yourself in any manner necessary. It sounds like Carol Brown was an unfortunate person to be put off like she was not important to those who are suppose to be there to protect us. Technically their job is not to protect us it is to catch the bad guy, it’s our job to protect ourselves. If more people where to carry there would be less crime, because the bad guy/gal don’t know who is packing until they come up on someone who is and is trained on how to use it (that is the important part of carrying) if they won’t allow us to protect ourselves they should make sure there is someone there to do it for us. Best of luck to you.


  5. October 20, 2017 11:04 pm

    If your a “gun control” F K, you cowards are OBVIOUSLY will tell us its all TRUMP’S FAULT!



  1. Say Her Name, by Shayna Lopez Rivas
  2. Gun Control Activists – Say Her Name, It’s Carol Bowne – Minnesota Gun Rights
  3. Gun Control Activists – Say Her Name, It’s Carol Bowne | Give Me Liberty

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