Gabby Giffords: Gun Rights Are Part of War on Women

Handguns are the great equalizers. They allow a 90-lb woman to stand up to a 200-lb thug – or maybe even a whole gang of them. But that doesn’t prevent us from having to listen to rhetoric like this:

On July 30, gun control proponent Gabby Giffords argued that guns are part of a war on women being waged by domestic abusers and that more gun control is needed now.

In an op-ed co-written by Katie Ray-Jones and published on CNN.com, Giffords argued that federal firearm laws barring possession of firearms by those “under domestic violence protection orders” or with “misdemeanor domestic violence convictions” do not go far enough. She suggests that these laws too often only impact people in a married context and need to be “extended to address dating partner abuse.”

On the contrary, those laws already go too far, allowing the vengeful to deprive their alienated exes of their constitutional rights by merely making a frivolous accusation.

Meanwhile,

Breitbart News reported on gun scholar John Lott’s work which suggests women in America are not made safer by more gun control but by greater access to guns for self-defense.

In his seminal work More Guns, Less Crime, Lott shows that women are among the top beneficiaries of expanded concealed carry laws. Conversely, crime against women rises where gun control is more stringent.

But facts are irrelevant to liberals who would exploit public sympathy to advance statist tyranny.

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Giffords: A tool exploited by power-mad authoritarians who want you disarmed.

On a tip from Henry. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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