23
May
09

Gun Myths #3

Myth: Guns are not effective in preventing crime against women.

Not just a myth, but complete bullshit. Nearly 200,000 cases are recorded each year in the US of women using guns in self defense. When a woman was armed with a gun or knife, only 3% of rape attacks were completed, compared to 32% when unarmed (US DOJ, Rape Victimization in 26 American Cities). Australia and the United Kingdom are touted as having successful gun (and knife!) bans, yet their incidence of rape continues to climb while the US rate delines. The probability of serious injury from attack is 2.5 times greater for women offering no resitance that for women resisting with a gun (US DOJ, National Crime Victimization study).

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