U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)-Being on leave of absence last week, I missed out on an event the gun-grabbers consider important: #WEARORANGE 2018. Even so, by culturally appropriating (which “progressives” generally condemn) the outerwear of real gun safety practitioners, it gets confusing trying to also keep up with useful idiots, the political criminals that exploit them, foreign enemies, and unarmed victims of murderous maniacs.
One outlet that didn’t miss out on an opportunity to use the Bloomberg Orange Day as an opportunity to subvert the right to keep and bear arms is, unsurprisingly, The Huffington Post, which deemed it the perfect time to post a claim of “11 Statistics That Remind Us Gun Violence Is A Women’s Issue.”
Keep in mind the truism that for “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day, and the desperation of “women’s rights advocates” to keep “the weaker sex” defenseless becomes perfectly clear.
“Women are virgins when it comes to guns,” District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton advocated when protesting NRA’s “Refuse to be a Victim” program. “It should stay that way.”
Besides, who needs guns when no less an authority than the Illinois State Police advised vomiting, plus women have the option of inserting a tube with razor-sharp hooks underneath their electrified underwear?
Ladies, these people really don’t want you armed. And there’s no shortage of shrill, ignorant women who agree.
Also keep in mind the “lies, damned lies and statistics” adage when looking at the HuffPo numbers. I’ve repeated their claims below, along with questions and challenges they have intentionally have not admitted, let alone addressed:
41 – The number of states that don’t require those prohibited from purchasing a firearm due to domestic violence charges to relinquish the firearms they already own.
“Charges”? Not “convictions”? So “guilty until proven innocent” and ignoring due process are considered “progressive” values?
760 – The number of people killed by firearms annually in the U.S. by intimate partners.
“By firearms”? Not “with”? How many killings were justifiable? How many were mainly attributable to poor judgment in partner selection? How many of the women engaged in criminbal activity themselves? How many killers were already “prohibited by law” from owning a gun?
80 – 80 percent of people killed by firearms annually in the U.S. by intimate partners are women.
Same questions and concerns apply, along with the reality that an enraged male generally does not need a gun to kill a weaker female.
53 – The percentage of intimate partner murders that involve a fatal gunshot.
Same questions and concerns already stated apply.
5 – Domestic violence victims are 5 times more likely to be killed if her partner owns a gun.
“Owns” or “possesses”? There's a significant difference, you know, that ties directly in to previously stated quesitons and concerns.
16 – A woman in the U.S. is fatally shot by her current or former intimate partner every 16 hours.
See above (again).
44 – The percentage of mass shootings in the years of 2008-2013 that involved intimate partners.
See above plus whose defintion of “mass shooting” is being used here?
11 – American women are 11 times more likely to be murdered with a firearm than women in any other developed nation.
Yeah, right, the old “developed” cherry-picked misinformation scam.
65 – The percent of Americans who support barring people from owning a firearm if they’ve been issued a restraining order or have been convicted of stalking.
Not that their numbers aren't fudged (see how real world Question 1 results refuted the “vast majority” claims), but even if they do work, show us the percent who actually understand the issue and the due process considerations.
1 in 3 – The number of women living in domestic violence shelters in California who were threatened or harmed with a firearm by their domestic partners.
See above yet again.
35 – Number of states without laws complementing federal prohibitions against those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence buying or using guns. That can make it harder for local officials to enforce those prohibitions, according to Everytown for Gun Safety.
In other words, the number of states where gun-grabbers want to make something that's already illegal illegal?
As usual, the fraudulent indictment against guns deployed in moral private hands makes no mention of defensive gun use. That's because the gun-grabbers would rather see women (and men) dead than armed, and preferaby shot so they'd have more blood to dance in.
Here's a “statistic” I'd like to see the gun-grabbers tackle:
The number of “guncrimes” (they like to add that qualifier and coin new Orwellian words) committed by the 5 million or so members of the National Rifle Association, arguably the most heavily-armed civilian population on the planet. If guns really are the issue, you'd think turnover due to membership bloodbaths would make daily headlines, and the Annual Meetings would make the Red Wedding look like a little girl's tea party.
When you think about it, it makes perfect sense that the most fanatically enthusiastic enemies of women defending themselves are Opposite Day “progressive feminists.”
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.