‘Mama bear is fire-engine-red mad right now’: Wendy Davis says gun control is a women’s issue
Failed Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has a new issue besides late-term abortion — gun control — but she’s framing that too as a women’s issue in a piece she wrote for Cosmopolitan:
While gun safety may not seem like a feminist issue at first blush, it doesn’t take too much digging to see that women are uniquely vulnerable to and disproportionately the victims of gun violence. As former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (herself a survivor of gun violence) has eloquently said: “Dangerous people with guns are a threat to women. Criminals with guns. Abusers with guns. Stalkers with guns. That makes gun violence a women’s issue. For mothers, for families, for me and you.”
“Mama bear is fire-engine-red mad right now,” Davis writes. “And she’s not backing down.”
But if women are uniquely vulnerable, shouldn’t they, you know, arm themselves?
And about those stats …
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