By Pamela Cyran – January 19, 2013

“Rapists prefer unarmed women” was painted on Ana Avramidis’ sign outside the State House in Boston.  She was there to demonstrate for National Gun Appreciation Day. 20130119_121602

Avramidis joined about 1000 Second Amendment supporters to protect her right to carry.

“Everyone who’s not a felon should be able to carry, especially women,” said Avramidis who is 35 years old. “We’re at a natural disadvantage to defend ourselves.”

Avramidis took the necessary steps to carry a gun legally and protect herself from predators, including proper gun training. To her, martial arts and self-defense classes were not enough.

“The average man could still kick the [ ** ] out of me. A gun is just an equalizer,” she said.