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September 14, 2008

Did Sarah Palin Single Handedly Save the Second Amendment? (Kat-Mo)

I've made this point several times in other locations: women rule.

Actually, women make up over 51% of the population and were the largest demographic to vote in the 2004 elections. What the Bush campaign referred to as the "security moms" who swung the vote in favor of Bush even when it seemed Kerry had the lead.

Everywhere you look on the news and the net, people are paying attention to this important demographic in the polls.

In the past, the Democrats and other anti-gun organizations have used the natural fear that mothers have for their children to gain support for ever increasing restrictions on weapons. They have repeatedly used the accidental death of children (14 and younger) from fire arms as a bludgeon to create fear when these actual events are less than 2% of all gun related deaths, though 10% of all accidental deaths.

Along with these factors are the statistics that indicate that only 9% of the female population own a weapon. A greater percentage may know a male family member or friend who owns a weapon, but they are unlikely to be involved in any of the cultural or sporting events with those gun owners.

In short, the fear factor works because of the psychology of the fear of the unknown.

Sarah Palin may have single handedly changed the course of the second amendment's history...


...by encouraging women to go out and shoot something.

H/T William Amos

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posted by xgenghisx at 12:47 AM

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