Here's an NPR article entitled In Turkey, Debating A Woman's Right to Bear Arms.
Interesting read. Of course there are a lot of societal and mental issues to be addressed as regards this issue. Take this quote for instance:
"The proposal to arm battered women has its critics, including domestic violence survivor Yagmur Askin. She can't imagine living in a household where the husband is violent and the woman is armed.
"The child will see her father beating her mother and she's going to wonder, 'Is Mom going to kill Dad tonight?' " she says."
Really, the concern is wondering whether mom is going to kill dad? But wondering whether dad is going to kill mom is okay? Still, the article isn't bad, especially given its source.