I no longer trust or believe this statistic. The FBI rpoduced an excellent, trustworthy analysis of mass shootings, called the "FBI Study of Active Shooter Incidents". The anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety published a paper with a similar title, "Analysis of Recent Mass Shootings." Everytown did not explain how they got that 51% statistic. They did not explain how many people were in that group, or how Everytown obtained information about them. Thus this number must nto be trusted. AWARE will continue to provide only information that is the best and most reliable. The FBI has it; Everytown does not.
According to FBI statistics, only 13% of murder victims in a typical year are women. According to the same statistics, 51% of victims of mass murders are female. What is going on? Why are women dying so frequently in mass murders? The intersection of domestic violence and mass murder, that’s what is going on. Hardly anyone knows that fact. Everyone should know it....
Are you new to shooting? Do you have a friend, girlfriend, mother, sister, aunt or grandmother who has no experience with guns? All women 16 and over are invited, regardless of skill level, ot a day of fun with guns alongside other women.
The Harvard Sportsmen’s Club will provide classroom safety instruction followed by hands-on range experience with rifle, shotgun, and handgun at the hands of friendly and experienced instructors. Several AWARE instructors have volunteered to assist with this event.
This will be a great opportunity to try recreational shooting or to take the first step toward a firearms license.
This is a concern that has been felt at least briefly by any woman who has ever had the experience of having a stronger man take something out of her hands, no matter how hard she tried to hold on to it.
It becomes internalized, that understanding of the limits of your own strength when going up against someone much more physically powerful. It is a concern that has stopped many women from getting a gun for defense. Some men still use it as a “reason” for a woman not to get a handgun....
If you are being stalked, or if your life is being threatened, if someone who harmed or threatened you is being released from prison, or if you live or work in a highly dangerous environment, AWARE is available to help you find the resources and training you need to keep yourself alive. Some AWARE board members have first-hand experience with situations like these. We can help evaluate the danger you are in, and assist you in developing a personal protection plan that is suited to your specific situation. Don't ignore what might be real danger!
Are You In Danger? Yes...
Who is Cathryne Czubek, you might ask? AWARE folk know, but this is to reach other folk who might be very interested in seeing A GIRL AND A GUN, a wonderful documentary film by this woman.
From the theatre’s website, “A Girl and a Gun shows the female perspective on an object whose history is deeply bound to men and masculinity.
The classic Hollywood portrayals of pistol packin' mamas, tomboy sharp shooters, sexually twisted femme fatales, and high-heeled, cold-blooded assassins are caricatures. In truth, the typical woman who hangs out at rifle ranges and keeps ammo in her purse is the girl-next-door, the single mom, a hard working sister or aunt. Maybe she's a realist or has learned tough lessons from life; either way, she cares about her personal safety and may even find salvation, comfort or something satisfying in possessing a gun. In a word, she is empowered.
Breaking through the caricatures, A Girl and a Gun reveals America's diverse and far-ranging female gun community. It depicts how this community is portrayed by the media and targeted by the gun industry; and shows, through personal stories, how guns change women's lives.”