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Thu Jul 14, 2016, 04:53 PM

Women's 2nd Amendment Pro Choice Empowerment



HuffPo!

And according to research by the American Journal of Public Health, when an abusive partner has access to a gun, even if the gun belongs to their victim, the situation is more likely to turn deadly: "The presence of a gun in domestic violence situations increases the risk of homicide for women by 500 percent," and, "more than half of women murdered with guns are killed by family members or intimate partners."

http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/07/nra-ad-tells-women-to-shoot-rapists-abusers.html?mid=huffpost_women-pubexchange

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Reply Women's 2nd Amendment Pro Choice Empowerment (Original post)
yallerdawg Jul 2016 OP
IronLionZion Jul 2016 #1
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #2
ErikJ Jul 2016 #3
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #4
midnight Jul 2016 #5
ihaveaquestion Jul 2016 #6

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 05:07 PM

1. The presence of a gun increases the risk of a shooting

one can survive a beating and escape but less likely to survive a shooting. Especially when someone is angry, impulsive, and irrational.


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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 05:18 PM

2. More and more gun sales.

The ad — which is less a message aimed at abusers and more a bulletin encouraging women to purchase firearms — goes on to say that "real empowerment" looks like millions of women buying guns to protect themselves and their families from any potential threat. In doing so, it not only transfers blame for assault from the assailant to the victim, but it seriously mischaracterizes both sexual assault and domestic abuse.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 05:21 PM

3. I know a 20 something recently who shot his girlfriend in her sleep

 

then shot himself with the 7 yr old kid upstairs. They argued quite a bit and was allowed to have a gun but was a felon I think so shouldnt have had one. Guns make murder and suicide much more impulsive especially with men who can have hair-trigger tempers.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 05:34 PM

4. So far in 2016.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:46 PM

5. She means business and I can't imagine she would need a gun-ever… But if she want's one, that is

her business. Just don't bring it into our schools, hospitals, grocery stores….etc..

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 05:38 AM

6. Gun sales to men must be slacking off,

so the NRA is targeting women now. Expect them to create ads targeting blacks and hispanics next.

I know this is a cynical viewpoint, but it's just marketing to them, pure and simple.

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