Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore, who is often seen surrounded by armed guards when she makes an appearance on red carpets around the world, is claiming in a letter that lax gun laws put single women at risk. The letter was written as part of actress Lena Dunham's (who also enjoys hired armed protection) Letters from Lenny series.
"Women in the United States are 11 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than women in any other developed nation. More than half are killed by a boyfriend, husband, or someone else in her family. There is a new website, Singled Out, that specifically highlights how America’s lax gun laws put single women at risk,” she wrote.
First, it's likely Moore didn't write the letter herself, but rather it was written by someone at Bloomberg's gun control group Everytown, which is the parent project of Singled Out.
Second, strict gun control laws and government disarmament get single women killed and put them at severe risk, not "lax" gun laws.
Take for example Carol Bowne, who applied for a pistol permit in New Jersey to protect herself from a violent, felon ex-boyfriend. The strict gun control process takes months for permits to be approved and in most cases, denied. Bowne was stabbed to death on day 40 of waiting for her permit.
A New Jersey woman was murdered by her ex-boyfriend on Wednesday as she waited for approval from the state to buy a handgun. In addition to obtaining a restraining order against her ex, Michael Eitel, and installing security cameras in her home, Carol Bowne had applied for a permit to purchase a handgun on April 21.
Unlike most states, New Jersey’s restrictive gun laws require a permit to purchase a handgun. The permit process can take several months to complete. Bowne’s murder has left her friends and neighbors in shock. “She did absolutely everything she was supposed to,” her coworker Denise Lovallo told the paper. “Do they have enough now to get him?”
Amanda Collins, who attended the University of Nevada-Reno, was raped at gun point in a "gun-free" parking garage just 100 feet from the campus police station after a night class in 2007. At the time of the attack, she was carrying her concealed weapons permit, but not her weapon due to strict gun control policies on campus. Her attacker, James Biela, went on to rape two other women and killed one of them.
"He grabbed me from behind, forced me to the ground, and once I was on the ground he put a pistol to my temple, clicked off the safety, told me not to say anything, and then he brutally raped me. While he was raping me, I could see the university police cruisers parked because that was the floor that they parked the cruisers on, and their offices had closed for the night....so I know, I know, that no one was coming for me. That there was just no help coming," Collins told me in an interview for my book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About The Left and Their War on Women.
"If I had been carrying that night, two other rapes would have been prevented and a young life would have been saved," Collins said. "All of these are just sentiments that give a false sense of security. In my experience I know that the university that I attended, the University of Nevada-Reno, they didn't didn't have any call boxes the night I was attacked. They afterwards installed them but I can tell you that a call box above my head while I was straddled on the parking garage floor being brutally raped wouldn't have helped me one bit. The safe zone? I was in a safe zone and my attacker didn't care," Collins said in an interview with NRA News. "I was legislated into being a victim."
These are two examples, there are many more. Gun control makes women vulnerable and prime targets for crime. Unlike Julianne Moore, the vast majority of single women can't afford armed protection on fancy red carpets. Instead we must protect ourselves and don't need Hollywood starlets promoting gun control, which limits our ability to do so.
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