George Ruge wrote: But FBI statistics show that where there are more citizens with cary permits, violent crime goes down. The district of Columbia has one of the highest murder rates of any areas in the US and is a "No Gun Zone". Where people are not allowed to protect themselves, criminals have carte-blanche.
"In 2000, 242 homicides occurred, and the downward trend continued in the 2000s. In 2012, Washington, D.C. had only 92 homicides in 91 separate incidents, the lowest annual tally since 1963."
We are nowhere near what I would consider an armed society at this time in the US. There's not enough people carrying on a daily basis. But FBI statistics show that where there are more citizens with cary permits, violent crime goes down. The district of Columbia has one of the highest murder rates of any areas in the US and is a "No Gun Zone". Where people are not allowed to protect themselves, criminals have carte-blanche.
Yep. Those impolite, brash and mean and violent areas are the locally gun-free areas.
Ain't no way in HELL we'd put up with that kind of behaviour in other parts of the US.
So, a model brings a weapon to a shoot. What next? Is she going to hold onto it the entire time? That obviously won't work well. If some crazed photographer suddenly attacks a model, how will having mace or a knife or even a gun in her handbag be of any assistance? Does it seem likely the attacker will, in the name of fairness allow the model to retrieve her weapon first?
It seems to me there are much better ways to reduce risk than bringing a weapon.
Anna Von Leigh wrote: Ok kids, I want to get other models ideas on this subject. Feeling protected on photo shoots. I'm talking about bringing a weapon or pepper spray, or something of that matter to a shoot.
We all have our bag full of clothes and makeup, do you also carry a knife? Gun? Taser?
If I knew a model was carrying a weapon into my studio - there's no way we'd be working together. I understand about women feeling vulnerable - but let's talk about upfront meetings, or check my references or an escort (not desirable either sometimes) - but if one of my models really thought she needed a weapon - I would be really offended and would not want to work with them.
For the record, if one of my friends was carrying a weapon, they wouldn't be welcome in my home either.
+1 and check out http://www.newmodels.com. If you do your homework there should be no reason for any weapons. Simple referrals generally tell you more than you would ever want to know about a shoot before you ever set foot on location or in studio.