The Chicago Tribune can’t handle the truth. If they could face the truth about guns they would have published ‘Time to block gun violence against women‘ with proper attribution—letting readers know that Chelsea Parsons [not shown] is the Associate Director of Crime and Firearms Policy at American Progress an Shannon Watts [also not shown] founded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Make no mistake. The Trib’s failure to positively ID Parsons and Watts [above] is carefully calculated anti-gun agitprop: passing off a polemic as a semi-hard news piece. Now about the article itself . . .
As for the piece itself, here’s a taste: “The statistics show: Guns plus a history of domestic violence or stalking equals increased risk of death to women.” Unless, of course, the gun is in the hand of a woman defending herself and her children from an abuser or stalker.
But that’s not how the Ms. Parson or Ms. Watts see it, obviously. For them, “fixing” gun laws (like you “fix” a dog) is the answer to firearms-related attacks on women. The not-so-dynamic duo’s polemic highlights four “weaknesses” in current gun laws. Here’s their agenda stripped of the usual bloody shirt waving:
First, background checks are not required for all gun sales. The current background check system makes it easy for felons and domestic abusers to buy guns with no questions asked from unlicensed sellers at gun shows, online and just about anywhere else . . .
Second, the current gun possession ban on domestic abusers fails to cover dating partners . . .
Third, convicted stalkers can buy guns . . .
Fourth, law enforcement isn’t doing enough to take guns away from domestic abusers.
The bottom line is that it is just too easy for men who seek to harm women to buy and possess guns. As fatal gun violence against women continues, Congress must take action to close these loopholes that put all women in danger.
More laws! That’ll solve the problem. But the call for more laws to “tackle” domestic abuse and stalking will certainly solve the problem of what the hell gun control groups do now to gain attention now that universal background checks are dead in the water. Women in peril! Disarm! Disgusting.
If Ms. Parson really cared about abused women, they’d do everything in their power to arm them against their attackers. But they don’t, do they? Or do they? Who knows? Who cares? The end result is the same: the “gun safety” circus rolls on, shamelessly pimped by the left-leaning mainstream media, leaving defenseless Americans in its wake.