18-year-old, reportedly just out of high school, has been charged with
trying to rape his friend’s mother during a sleepover in Tennessee.

said Jordan Corter and other “boys” showed up about 8:30 p.m. at the
woman’s home in Arlington, outside Memphis. In an interview with WREG,
one resident compared the leafy neighborhood to the fictional suburbia of Mayberry, where nothing goes wrong.

mother, whose name police did not release, may have had a different
intuition. About 10 minutes after her son’s friend arrived, a sheriff’s
investigator wrote in an affidavit obtained by WREG, she collected all
the alcohol in the house and locked herself in her bedroom.

She was “awaked at 0230 hours to Jordan Corter knocking on her bedroom door.”

woman answered the door, thinking something was wrong. “Jordan forced
himself into the bedroom and locked the door behind him,” she later told

She said he pushed her to the bed and
put a hand down her shorts. In a subsequent interview, the affidavit
continued, Corter wept and told police “he basically forced her to do
something she didn’t want to do,” and “should not be forgiven.”

He allegedly tried to rape the woman, Fox 13 in Memphis reported,
but she broke free, giving herself a black eye in the struggle. She
told investigators she kneed Corter in the groin and got to a pistol she
kept in the bedroom.

“Police said the woman then placed the gun in the man’s face and told him to leave,” Fox 13 reported.

to the affidavit, the woman’s boss noticed her condition when she went
to work the next day and persuaded her to phone the authorities.

was subsequently arrested, charged with sexual battery and attempted
rape and released on bail. He could not be contacted, and a spokesman
for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office told The Washington Post no
details would be released while the case is investigated.

A man who answered the door at Corter’s house told WREG he had just graduated from high school and was “a good kid.”

*If the police account is correct, then the case is a rare example of a crime victim using a gun to successfully protect herself.

Such cases often make the news — as when two men grabbed their firearms and killed a gunman at an Oklahoma restaurant, likely saving other lives, or when an armed bystander chased down the
suspect in last year’s Texas church massacre. Aligning himself with the
National Rifle Association and gun lobby, President Trump has proposed
arming teachers in an attempt to stop school massacres.

But as The Post wrote in 2016, *a
Harvard University study found that despite the country’s millions of
household guns, the weapons were used in self-defense in fewer than 1
percent of crimes during a five-year period.

those cases, the researchers wrote, they did about as much harm as
good. “The likelihood of injury when there was a self-defense gun use
(10.9%) was basically identical to the likelihood of injury when the
victim took no action at all (11.0%).”

leader of that research, David Hemenway, wrote in the Los Angeles Times
that another study found that out of 1,100 sexual assaults, only one
victim used a gun for protection.

Hemenway's work has largely been discredited, showing obvious misinformation and anti-gun bias, and his cohorts in this disingenuous endeavor try and fail to discredit Gary Kleck's research.

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