When a woman gets a restraining order against a former intimate partner, she is clearly making every effort to “get away from him.” When a woman buys her own gun for protection against a possible domestic violence attack, her chances of dying by a gun go up drastically. Women involved in domestic disputes are almost 10 times more likely to have a gun used against them than to use a gun in self-defense.What we do know is that a restraining order is just a piece of paper that has very little affect on an individual who is banging on the front door attempting to get in and do harm. Call 911 is just as ineffective. Purchasing and being trained to use a firearm for self-defense will be more effective than either of the other two choices. When you lose the women who host ABC's The View on this issue, you are probably on the wrong side.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Not deterred by the epic fail of their political ad using the issue of domestic violence to advocate gun bans, a representative of a Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action took to the editorial pages of the Richmond Times Dispatch last weekend. In that Op/Ed, the writer used the same tired claim that women who arm themselves for self defense are more likely to be killed with that firearm.