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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 08:07 AM
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82. Approximately one third of U.S. women personally own a gun
Perhaps you are onto something speaking of genders. Since women 'give' birth, perhaps they understand more significantly the preciousness of life? Do you think if we could possibly switch the tables and have men carry the child and go through labor and delivery that the thinking might change on that point? Just wondering.

Approximately one third of U.S. women personally own a gun, which is lower than the ownership rate among men, but not that much lower. So I don't think it's so much of a gender thing, more a reflection of the fact that until recently women were supposed to be "passive" and always let men protect/provide/make decisions for them.

My mom, my wife, and my sister all own handguns, and my wife also owns an antique rifle. I have a number of female coworkers that own guns as well.
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