Gayle Trotter’s Ideas Will Not Keep Women Safe

At Slate’s “XXfactor” blog, Amanda Marcotte writes: “The conservative claim, made by Trotter, that guns are an ‘equalizer’ is about as serious a misrepresentation as you can muster when it comes to violence against women. Most violence against women is perpetrated by men the victim knows in situations that are intimate or social, where guns aren’t usually out. If someone during a domestic violence incident scrambles for the gun, it’s rarely going to be the person who doesn’t want this situation to get more violent.”