In the past few decades, women have come a long way in American society.
Nowadays, the average American woman leads an actively involved life, with .
many more responsibilities and obligations than her ancestors. Women have .
worked hard to achieve the status of equality that they have obtained. Linda .
Hasselstrom believes that women should keep on striving for equality by being as .
active in gun ownership as men. An intelligent, rational thinker would immediately .
recognize that a pistol is not neccessary for a woman to gain respect, and is most .
definitely not an appropriate way for a woman to protect herself. The average .
woman does not need a gun due to the following factors: guns owned by civilians .
actually instigate violence; there would not be enough time in her hectic schedule .
to learn proper use of a pistol; and she is not likely to encounter a situation in .
which a gun is the only way to save herself.
A gun is a death wish. That is a simple, impactful, yet truthful statement. One can .
never be too careful when a gun is in their possession. The average woman in .
society has children, and every day a child is accidentally killed by a civilian .
owned handgun. This is not neccessary and anyone would agree that a false sense .
of protection by a piece of steel is not a worthy exchange for someone's life, .
especially a young child. A gun requires a lot of attention and care due to the fact .
that simply being careless could lead to a severe injury, or in most cases, death. .
Owning a gun is taking a risk, and most women would agree that the risks .
outweigh the rewards. Using a gun the wrong way can be a deadly mistake. In .
Hasselstrom's case, she felt threatened by a man in a car beside her, so she felt .
that the need to wave her gun for her own protection. This was a huge mistake. .
The sight of a gun can bring out the defensive side of people. Hasselstrom is lucky .
that this man did not own a gun as well, because he could have been armed as .