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Sunday, February 26, 2006

delawareonline | The News Journal | Right-to-carry a feminist issue
This was a good article. She states the truth: women who wish to be able to defend themselves against male attackers need firearms due to the advantage men have in physical strength.
The average man can physically overpower the average woman; this is a biological fact. The vast majority of violent crimes are committed by men. We women should not have to depend on the men in our lives for protection, nor can we expect police to be in all places at all times.

My ability to have a gun for self-defense is central to my concept of freedom and safety in a hostile world. Anyone who tries to take that right is trying to take the only tool that makes me the physical equal of a man.
Crime could happen to any of us, at any time. The unfortunate truth is that women are physically more vulnerable. If violent men want guns, they can easily obtain them from the black market. I am not threatened in the least by a man who passes a background check and completes a safety course.

Guns are not intrinsically evil or good. The person using a gun imbues such significance.
Guns are merely a tool, like a hammer or a screwdriver. Thery can be used for good ends (a gun for self-defense, a hammer or screw driver for home improvement) or any of them can used to kill. It's not the tool that's the problem; it's the person using the tool.

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