I know this is a hot take, at least to the rest of the world, maybe not to radical feminists. But I’ve seen WAY too much gun violence, and almost all of it is from men. Most of men’s gun use is not in self-defense, and they use them to commit homicides and mass murders frequently.
When women use guns, it is most often in self defense.
How many women mass shooters are there, compared to men? How many gun homicides are caused by men, compared to women?
Men have unchecked rage & refuse to control themselves.
Most sociopaths (people with antisocial personality disorder, of which the criteria are violence, and complete lack of empathy, guilt or remorse) and psychopaths are men.
My heart aches for every single woman & girl who has been a victim of gun violence, especially at the hands of males.
Some might bring up arguments like, “But what about hunting?” Well, I’m against that too, but that’s because I love animals. And also, most hunters are men, and they get a thrill out of hurting innocent animals and inflicting pain upon them. It’s the principle that any being who possesses less power than them is a mere object, and its feelings/suffering are not taken into consideration whatsoever. Exactly how men treat women.
I don’t think police officers should have guns either. Again, how many murdering police officers are men? Almost all. Police in other countries function fine without guns, and there are other non-lethal ways of getting unruly, violent criminals under control when it’s necessary (like tasers and such). (Idk... I’m not 100% convinced of this, since I don’t exactly think male murderers, rapists or pedophiles should be alive or anything... but isn’t it worse to rot in prison for life, instead of having their life end quickly at the hands of a cop?) (I guess this depends on if they are even convicted or not, and if they are, they probably wouldn’t even get a life sentence. Sigh. Let’s just say in a perfect world, they would, so let’s entertain it for the sake of this debate.)
I still think women should have guns, solely to protect ourselves from men. I mean, at least in the United States, since guns are already legal here. I don’t think we should start the practice in other countries (unless guns are already legal there... then women should be entitled to them for self-defense all the same, right?). We still desperatelyyyyyy need gun control in the U.S.
Personally, I’m not a fan of guns, and think they’ve become pretty obvious patriarchal and even phallic symbols. Insecure men cling to them, and you couldn’t even pry that shit from their cold dead fingers.
Anyway... anyone else agree with this take?
Edit: I see this post has already some received downvotes shortly after posting. If you disagree with this, maybe explain why? I honestly can’t think of any rational reason. There are still men on this site, so perhaps they angrily downvoted, but that’s probably not the case.
Edit 2: I’ll add that I know my hypothetical scenario is impossible. Realistically, it’s easier to ban all guns 100%. Even if that wouldn’t completely eliminate gun violence, it would reduce it greatly.
Edit 3: Just wanna say thank you all for your valuable input! You all make excellent points (besides the people arguing in favor of hunting) and I’m always blown away by how intelligent & articulate the women are here. <3