A Woman's View on Gun Control

by scase3 on Février 17, 2014 - 9:41pm

In the article, “Should Congress Pass Stronger Gun Laws,” the author gives a compelling argument against stronger gun control tied into the safety of women.  The article opens with a story about a women who had her house broken into by two men, one with a foot-long knife.  She used a concealed handgun to injure the man with the knife and caused the other man to flee the scene (Trotter 2013, pp. 26-27).  This is example is used to show that guns are being used properly by some people for self-defense.  The author also gives a lot of evidence that concealed carry weapons have caused a decrease in crime rates and that guns are not part of many violent crimes.  The article also points out many liberal contradictions that could be solved if they weren’t so pro-gun control.  At one point the article explains how liberals will claim that it is dangerous for a female to have a gun, but what would happen if someone was to attempt to force rape or attack the female.  Would it be dangerous for her to have a gun then (Trotter 2013, pp. 28-30)?  

The purpose of this article is clearly to show that strict anti-gun liberals are not necessarily correct about gun control.  Many uneducated people will argue that guns are a huge problem and are the cause of many violent crimes.  The article provides specific examples of legal concealed handguns saving people’s property and potentially their lives.  I think that it is also important to look at the author’s point of view in this case.  It is rare to see an anti-gun control article in a female’s point of view.  It is obvious that females are more likely to be attacked or potentially raped than men are.  According to this article, concealed handguns could protect women if they were willing to carry them more often. 


Totter, G. (2013, March). Should Congress Pass Stronger Gun Laws?. Congresional Digest, 92(3), 25-31.


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