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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:29 PM

Myth #7: Guns make women safer.

Myth #7: Guns make women safer.

Fact-check: In 2010, nearly 6 times more women were shot by husbands, boyfriends, and ex-partners than murdered by male strangers.

A woman's chances of being killed by her abuser increase more than 7 times if he has access to a gun.

One study found that women in states with higher gun ownership rates were 4.9 times more likely to be murdered by a gun that women in states with lower gun ownership rates.




and more:
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/pro-gun-myths-fact-check

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Reply Myth #7: Guns make women safer. (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
longship Jan 2013 #1
guardian Jan 2013 #5
longship Jan 2013 #6
guardian Jan 2013 #7
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #2
HockeyMom Jan 2013 #3
Bryn Jan 2013 #4
IcyPeas Jan 2013 #8
Scott.K Feb 2013 #9

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:40 PM

1. Myth #1: Firearms make anybody safer!

Once you defeat that mythic meme, maybe people can actually be safer.

BTW, kpete, they're running out of arguments and we are all going to keep reminding them with every incident.

As always, my friend.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:26 PM

5. A proposal

 

Since owning or being in proximity to a gun is so dangerous, I propose that we give every felon an AR-15 and Glock 21 and 2000 rounds of ammunition upon release from prison. According to you, it should only be a short time that all criminals are dead and the country will then be crime free.

Win/Win!

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Response to guardian (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:34 PM

6. NRA rubbish. Buh-bye.

How many gun death posts does one have to read here before gunsels give in that we have a problem?

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Response to longship (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:38 PM

7. Rubbish?

 

so is it or is it not a myth that you are more likely to die being around guns? I'm confused. First you say that "guns make you safer" is a myth. Then you say that owning guns is dangerous is "rubbish". Please be consistent.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:41 PM

2. Gayle Trotter is a cultist. She has been reprogrammed to spew NRA talking points & avoid reality.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:45 PM

3. Shot by their husbands

THAT frightens me more than any maybe home intruder.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:48 PM

4. Did you hear about gun-toting soccer mom in 2009?



Gun-toting soccer mom, husband found shot dead

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) A soccer mom who gained national attention when she openly carried a loaded gun to her 5-year-old daughter's game was shot dead Wednesday along with her husband in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, police said.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-10-08-soccer-mom-gun-murder-suicide_N.htm

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:14 PM

8. she's on a panel right now on Anderson Cooper CNN

they are having a town hall gun debate.

his show is repeated on CNN later if you miss this one.

She just repeated that Woman are Safer with a gun.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:45 PM

9. Misguided

 

Um, I do believe that when they said, and I quote:Guns make women safer, they meant that that's when the women has a gun. And, it doesn't really matter if he has a gun or not if there are 6 in. long knives in the kitchen, rat poison under the sink, duck tape and rope in the garage and a nice handy pillow in the bedroom now does it? Any thing can be used as a weapon, from a sharpened credit card, to a pencil, to a book to, yes, a gun as well.

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