Sheriff Chuck Wright opened his news conference by saying, "Our form of justice is not making it."
He said, "Carry a concealed weapon. That'll fix it."
Wright said,"Liberals call me and tell me the chain-gang form of justice isn't working. Well, let me inform you, your form of justice isn't working either."
Wright said, "It's too bad someone with a concealed weapons permit didn't walk by. That would fix it." He said people are tired of doing the right thing and criminals getting away with their actions.
He said several times, "I want you to get a concealed weapons permit."
At one point, Wright held up a fanny pack and said, "They make this right here where you can conceal a small pistol in them. They got one called The Judge that shoots a .45 or a .410 shell. You ain't got to be accurate; you just have to get close."
He encouraged women to walk in groups, and he ended by saying again, "I want you to get a concealed weapons permit. Don't get Mace. Get a firearm."
OK, he had me right up until he mentioned the [Taurus] Judge. Personally, my opinion is that women should not buy one of those. Men either, especially if you're a novice shooter. It's a big, clunky pistol with excessive recoil that you likely won't want to practice with so it won't do you much good at all if and when you need it. My thought is that you should get something a bit more controllable and enjoyable to shoot. That way, you'll stay practiced with it and be able to perform as required when the goblins appear. S&W J-frames, Kahr Arms, small Glocks...the options are numerous. Just get something reliable and comfortable, then take a class or two and practice, practice, practice.