While the headline is possibly a bit “extreme”, you be the judge:
Your typical “gun sense” person:
Here’s the Everytown Research link she provided:
Intimate partner violence and gun violence in the US are inextricably linked, impacting millions of women, families, and communities across the country. Abusers with firearms are five times more likely to kill their victims, and guns further exacerbate the power and control dynamic used by abusers to inflict emotional abuse and exert coercive control over their victims.
Gee, if only their was a tool that could allow women to protect themselves from being killed by these abusers....
Over half of female victims of intimate partner homicide in the US are killed with a gun, which translates to at least 52 women shot and killed by an intimate partner in an average month in the US.
52 defenseless women shot and killed per month By abusive partners? Why isn’t Everytown advocating for protecting them at all costs (even if it means with weapons) instead of legislative crap that can take months or years to accomplish?
Moving on again:
When it comes to gun violence, the US is the most dangerous country for women among high-income nations. In 2015, an astounding 92 percent of all women killed with guns in these countries were from the US. In fact, women in the US are 21 times more likely to die by firearm homicide than women in peer nations. And much of this is driven by IPV. Nearly half of female firearm homicide victims were killed by a current or former intimate partner. Public health researchers have established that in relationships where violence is present, abusers’ access to a gun significantly increases the risk of death for women. Access to a gun makes it five times more likely that the abusive partner will kill his female victim.
Everytown even did a PSA about all those (notice how the restraining order or cop on the phone did nothing to protect her?):
So, to wrap this up, Everytown and their supporters seem to think that:
Women shouldn’t be armed in situations where there is domestic violence and instead should just remain defenseless and possibly killed.
Per the person on the tweet, advocating for armed women is a recipe for disaster (pretty much saying women are not capable of the responsibility of firearm ownership, which is both sexist and bigotry).
The only thing women can do is advocate for more gun laws, which means more activists and donations for Everytown.
Fear is what is needed instead of logical solutions to situations of immediate danger, which is not female empowerment.
MAA founder and Kelly Anne (Armed and Feminine) pretty much sent the moron packing:
And if you think women don’t know how to handle firearms in life or death situations against “big bad men”, I think the Nazis would disagree.
“Gentlemen, I am 25 years old and I have killed 309 fascist occupants by now. Don’t you think, gentlemen, that you have been hiding behind my back for too long?”
-LYUDMILA PAVLICHENKO, SPEECH IN CHICAGO, 1942
Talk about female empowerment......