Cameras and cell phones will NOT protect you!

In case you haven't been following the case of the missing Yale student, you need to read the whole article here.

But in that article this paragraph just jumped out at me!

Le, who worked in a laboratory in the five-story building's basement, was reported missing last Tuesday. Surveillance video shows her arriving at around 10 a.m., but police could find no video of Le leaving, despite some 75 surveillance cameras operating around the complex. Her ID, money, credit cards and purse were found in her third-floor office.

When will people ever understand that you cannot delegate responsibility for your personal protection? That young girl was 4'11" and weighed all of 90 pounds. But she might have had a chance at survival if she carried a gun!


The Other Mike S. said...

Connecticut's gun laws are very similar to California's - virtually impossible to carry a handgun.

I'm guessing, but she could probably have carried a stun gun or pepper spray. It would at least have given her a fighting chance.

The false sense of security people get from cameras and card-swipe terminals is literally killing people daily.

But nothing will change. If it turns out she was killed by a fellow lab worker, the powers that be will suggest restricting access to lab coats, as there is a clear association between lab coats and dead girls being stuffed into wall cavities.

GunRights4US said...

I'm at the point Mike where the various gun laws mean little or nothing to me. The kind of pure evil that is everywhere around us makes the balance between being law-abiding and being self-protected kind of a no brainer.

DC Handgun Info said...

She could have gotten a Connecticut permit, but Yale policy forbid it. So she had to risk being a de jure criminal or a de facto victim. says: Connecticut is not a traditional open carry state. Outside of your own residence or place of business, a permit is required to carry. The permit that Connecticut issues is a carry permit, not a concealed carry permit, so open carry IS legal with a permit.

The permit and statutes are available online.

"The law is an ass." -- Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist.