By Micah Rate
In her latest column for National Review, Bethany Mandel, an editor at Ricochet and columnist at The Forward, explains why “women need guns.”
While saying women need access to firearms for self-defense is a common sense position for Second Amendment supporters and gun rights advocates, gun control proponents often dismiss the idea as absurd.
As Mandel writes in her piece, members of the political left tend to hold two conflicting worldviews. One view is that women in the United States are living in constant danger, that one of the greatest countries in the world is a bigger threat to women than a country like Iran. The other view is that the Second Amendment, or gun rights in general, “should be repealed or, at the very least, drastically curtailed.”
According to a report Mandel cites in her piece, America is “apparently one of the ten most dangerous countries in the world for women.” Now this report, as Mandel notes, is not based on any statistical evidence. The findings come from interviews conducted with supposed “women’s experts.” While the U.S. cracks the top ten, as noted previously, Iran didn’t make the cut.
Source:: Bearing Arms