The NRA Is Wrong: Having A Gun In The House Does Not Make Women Safer

The NRA Is Wrong: Having A Gun In The House Does Not Make Women Safer

Via Americans Against The Tea Party:

A raft of new studies have shown that not only does owning a gun increase your chances of being a victim of gun violence, but that risk itself is increased again if you own a gun and are a woman.

Last year the executive vice-president of the NRA Wayne LaPierre told the Conservative Political Action Committee that arming the women of the United States was the best way to protect them from violence: “The one thing a violent rapist deserves to face is a good woman with a gun.” Unfortunately, as with so many of the NRA’s pseudo-scientific claims, the facts do not back him up.

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