Monday, March 20, 2006

Enemy Press Endangers Women With Gun Lies

Enemy Press Network ABC reports on the upsurge in women buying and shooting guns. The headline shows their anti-gun bias. "Women Getting Trigger Happy." What exactly are readers supposed to envision when they read such a headline? Women learning to shoot and control a weapon to protect themselves and others, or jittery, emotional females spraying rounds uncontrollably when something scares them?

That is, of course, a tactic the anti-gun groups employ to discourage gun use and ownership. Emotions overcoming the gun owner and death being the result. Training in the proper use of firearms minimizes such things. "'If you look at statistics, there are more crimes of passion committed by men than there are women,' said Sandra Froman, president of National Rifle Association. 'But I say that everyone has their emotions, and one of the things you learn when you take firearms classes is you learn to control your emotions.'" Because women are very often a target of violence from men who are bigger and stronger, it's not illegal, immoral, or unethical for women to use guns to protect themselves. "'I am a short, chubby housewife,' said Jaque Blundell of Arlington, Va. 'I'm not as scared of the bad guys, because the guns are my great equalizer.'" The motives of anyone who would say otherwise should be considered suspect.

"But not everyone is convinced encouraging women to carry a gun is a good idea. According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, it's at least 20 times more likely that you'll use your weapon to shoot someone in your home rather than using it to protect yourself from an intruder. 'If you bring a gun into the home, it increases the risk of homicide by three,' said Becca Knox of the Brady Campaign. 'If you decide that's the method of self defense you're going to choose, you better be prepared to deal with the consequences.'" This claim isn't supported by any evidence in the story. Why? Are these figures by the "Brady Disarmament Campaign" valid? As usual for the Enemy Press, these claims are presented without any corroboration, the public is expected to take these words as the truth.

The fact of the matter is that groups such as the Brady Campaign are suspect. Their aim isn't to prevent violence, but to disarm the people. Only those who engage in criminal activity and politics are in danger when a populace is armed. Perhaps that's why they want to take away guns....

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