Sunday, January 8, 2012

Women and Guns

Kristen Houghton is a blogger whom, before this morning, I had never heard of, until I read this article.  In it she juxtaposes her personal fear of guns against her rejection of many of the anti-gun talking points using a more rational view of the rick of being a woman in modern society.  It all leads up to her decision to get firearms training for self-defense.
"I may not like it but society has very likely made women and guns a necessity. Even I see the reasoning behind knowing how to protect yourself with a firearm. If a gun is what I need then I'm going to make sure I train well and practice my shots. I also know that I have to keep it loaded. Having to take time to load a gun when danger presents itself is ludicrous."
Yes indeed, the times they're changin'.

Most of her blog pieces seem to end up on the Huffington Post.  It will be interesting to see how the reader respond to this article if it appears there.

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