Guns Make Some Women Feel Safe, From What?

“You’re experiencing crime and victimization, not as a one-off, acute moment of violence, but it’s generally in the form of mental abuse, psychological abuse, financial abuse.”

By Lisa HagenJune 24, 2019 11:08 am, , ,

From KERA:

Originally published on June 5, 2019 3:42 pm

All kinds of research tells us guns do not keep women safe. But self defense is still the main reason women cite for owning firearms. Guns & America reports on the complicated relationship between women and guns.

And a note for listeners: This story contains descriptions of domestic violence.

At this year’s National Rifle Association annual meeting, President Donald Trump invited some special guests on stage. The first was a young mother from Virginia, April Evans.

“One night in 2015 she was alone with her two-year-old daughter when an intruder broke into her home violently,” said Trump.

“April took care of it.”

The crowd swooned.

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