t is most certain that handguns and other types of weapons only belong in the possession of law enforcement and military personnel. We lost a dedicated, professional and caring Jersey City officer in the person of Detective Marc DiNardo, slain by career criminals in possession of an automatic type of shotgun which was bought to our city from another part of the country. Certainly, these types of weapons should be prohibited from being manufactured, imported, or sold in the United States of America.
Emphasis mine. Â So because New Jersey can’t keep dangerous people behind bars where they belong, the rest of us get to deal with not having pump shotguns (murder weapons) and handguns, both of which are highly useful at protecting ourselves against the same criminals that are murdering police officers.
Well, to them and to everyone else, I say guns are bad news for women. Those three great bloggers are the exceptions to the rule. The rule is, in America, too many women are at the mercy of too many men with guns.
Except women victims of murder are exceptions to the rule too. Â 80% of all homicides are committed against men. Â It would seem to me that men have considerably more to fear in terms of being murdered than women do. Â Nonetheless, women are the fastest growing demographic within the shooting community, and represent about 23% of the total shooting community. Â So are these convincing enough statistics to keep MikeB from gender baiting in this debate? Â Just because the Bradys do it too, doesn’t mean it’s a smart tactic.
UPDATE: Actually, of the 20% of women killed by homicide each year, women commit 10% of those murders. Â When it comes to murder of intimates, 33% are committed with weapons other than firearms. Â The gun homicide rate by gun of men onto women has been dropping precipitously since the 1990s, while the rate of non-gun homicide by intimates has actually increased.