Gabby Giffords Blames Guns for Domestic Violence on Women
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Anti-gunners and Democrats in general seem pretty obsessed with this whole war on women thing. Now Giffords is bring guns into the “War on Women”.
In a recent editorial on CNN.com, Giffords, along with co-writer Katie Ray-Jones, wrote the following,
In our country, it’s a sadly common story: An abuser or stalker gains access to guns and destroys the lives of women and families in our communities.
That’s why it is time for Congress to address this lethal mix of domestic violence and guns. Our leaders must pass laws that prevent stalkers and abusers from accessing guns to intimidate, hurt or kill women.
The numbers should shock you: Women in America are 11 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than women in other democratic countries with developed economies. In domestic abuse situations, if the abuser has access to a gun, it increases the chance that a woman will die by 500%.
Giffords, of course, makes no mention of the numerous women, children and other family members who defend themselves on a regular basis from domestic abusers by using firearms for self defense.
In many of those cases, the abuser isn’t even armed with a gun, and the weaker victim would be completely at the mercy of the abuser without a gun to even the playing the field.
Here are just a few recent stories in which the VICTIM in a domestic abuse situation was able to turn the tables on their abuser using a firearm.