I don’t read Glamour. My wife doesn’t either, thankfully. But, I imagine there are a lot of women who do and who also happen to be members of the Independent Women’s Forum. Well, it seems Glamour magazine only want’s ladies to be concerned with abortion, pop-culture, and fashion.
What am I talking about? Well it seems that the communications director for the Independent Women’s Forum sent Senior Fellow Anna Rittgets’ following statement to the editor of Glamour Magazine:
I am passionate about the 2nd Amendment, particularly because I’m a mother. I’m a thirty-something year old woman with a 3 year old and a nursing newborn. Without my concealed weapon, I wouldn’t be able to protect myself against an assailant that seeks to do me or my family harm.
Five bullets fired from a .38 revolver weren’t enough for a Georgia mother of two to stop one intruder last week in an unexpected home invasion–what if there had been more intruders?
It often takes several shots to stop one attacker. If the maximum magazine capacity is 10 (or if all semiautomatic handguns are banned, but 6 shot revolvers remain), and a woman in danger has to stop and reload her weapon while trying to protect her children (who are likely hysterical at this point), it gives the bad guy an opportunity to react–potentially fatally.
Laws limiting magazine capacity and availability of semiautomatic handguns will directly impact women, who use these weapons for self-defense inside and outside the home. Any executive action by President Obama to restrict guns will limit a women’s capability to fight back against attackers and protect herself and her family.
The bottom line is that guns are used for lawful self-defense every day. Sadly, they also used for illegal violence every day. But enacting laws that further restrict or ban law-abiding citizens’ access to firearms does nothing to address violent crime. It merely disarms the good guys.
To which, the editor, Lauren Lannotii responded, “Please unsubscribe me to your strange, sensationalizing polemics. Thank you.” It seems that Glamour magazine, which claims to want to “empower” women, would rather they simply sit back and try to enjoy whatever harm befalls them.