I thought I was onto some blogfodder. A workgroup I associate with at my office has a dozen people. 3 of them are women. I found out one has a Beretta 92, the other has a Mossberg 930, and was checking with the 3rd. If she had possessed a firearm (she would have no qualms over her personal ownership, likes the Sig P238, but her roommate is anti-gun, so...) that would make 100% of the females, but less than 50% of the males. Then the initial reaction is the rib the males over, "Sheesh, the WOMEN have guns but YOU can't, fellas? Whaswrongwitchu?"
But that is ALL wrong, and I am ashamed to admit this first impulse. Owning or desiring to possess, or carrying, or knowing how to use a firearm is a not exclusivity manly trait. It's not a demonstration of masculinity.
That sort of thinking leads to the weiner jokes that gun-banner love to deploy. It's simpleton thinking. And I need to alter my thought process.
Firearms are an equalizer tool that facilitate effective individual defense for most anyone. Self Defense is a human right, not relegated to a specific gender. When I am advocating for shooter's rights I should never hinge it on any masculinity argument.
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