I don’t care what study says otherwise, women can defend themselves

By remat457-Reg-Mathusz

Original article: Gun ownership does not make women safer from the Boston Globe

This is an example of showing that a study will prove exactly what you set out to prove.

First they attack the statement that a woman with a firearm can defend herself. In fact, they even go as far as to say that they have discredited its possibility by citing a particular study.

However, the study doesn’t have anything to do with women owning a firearm!
Instead the study actually says that women, who are around more people with firearms are more likely to get harmed by a firearm. hmm…no  mention of the rates of firearm ownership by women though.

Is that like the study that concluded that if you own a firearm, that you are more likely to get shot with your own firearm?

“The presence of a gun is the biggest risk factor for domestic violence deaths among women.”
Really? The “biggest” risk factor? So, if a woman knows someone with multiple firearms (gasp!) is she exponentially more in danger? Right. It’s the gun(s), not the person – got it.

The article also strikes me as sexist in its implications that a woman cannot handle a firearm. In me experience, that is simply not true.

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