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Response to The Doctor. (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 08:40 PM

34. Your premise is deeply, deeply flawed.

A woman has an abortion because she does not wish to remain pregnant. Each individual has her own motivations driving that decision, some of which could even be defined as "insecurity" (financial, relationship, and/or housing, for examples) or not, such as not wanting to have a(nother) child.

Not every gun owner feels a sense of "insecurity," either. Some, such as those who compete in three-position and other forms of marksmanship, own them to practice a sport they enjoy. Others enjoy the artistry of historic weaponry. Yet others have other reasons that have nothing to do with with feelings of either physical and/or psychological insecurity.

To ascribe "insecurity" as a motive for either a reproductive decision or gun ownership is known as projection; and it says more about the person assigning this motive than it does those to whom it is being assigned.

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