From America’s 1st Freedom: http://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2016/2/19/marie-claire-guns-and-the-real-truth/
by Julie Golob, Captain, Team Smith & Wesson
Friday, February 19, 2016
Firearms are fashionable? Don’t let Marie Claire’s venture into the world of #womenandguns fool you. The fashion magazine teamed up with the Harvard Injury Control Research Center for a “survey” that says, “Most Americans favor stricter gun control, but women want it more.”
This survey, combined with 10 stories, is supposed to “shed light on what often goes unseen: how women feel about, live with, and die by guns.” From politics, victims, gangs and the so-called “gun lobby,” to addressing access, need, danger and the decision, each piece is meant to stand alone.
Yet when it comes to the “lobby,” the bias is notable. Words on the screen attempt to paint a picture of a detached and misleading NRA. “In a slick, well-produced roundtable discussion hosted by Susan LaPierre, NRA Women’s Leadership Forum co-chair and wife of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, members sit together on plush leather couches and declare women the new face of the NRA.”
According to Gallup, Americans actually think favorably or mostly favorably of the NRA, but that’s not the vibe you’ll get from Marie Claire. I was disappointed that, to illustrate the NRA’s efforts to connect with women, the piece hyperlinks to a biased, anti-gun article from Slate.com.
Everytown for Gun Safety received special thanks for its help with research and sources. Not surprisingly, the exposé style of “reporting” was not used for the Bloomberg-funded anti-gun organizations that have exploited gun violence by inflating statistics. Marie Claire and the Harvard Injury Control Research Center instead dispute NRA so-called “claims” that are sniped with parenthesis of doubt over a supposed growing “cohort” of female gun ownership.
Meanwhile, according to the Pew Research Center, support for firearm ownership has increased. In 1993, just 23 percent of women supported gun rights over more gun control. In 2015 that number has grown, with 42 percent of women supporting gun rights. In fact, 49 percent of women surveyed said gun ownership does more to protect people than endanger safety. Getting personal, 76 percent of women would be happy or indifferent versus unhappy when asked how they would react if a member of their immediate family told them they were going to marry a gun owner.