Shannon Watts: Single Women aren’t Protected from Gun Violence Like Married Women


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Stumbled across this Cosmopolitan magazine piece from 2016 and…there are no words…

“…most younger people have similar views on issues like sex and birth control so those are generally less controversial topics. But a lot of people my age have different views on guns, so it’s something that I’d be less likely to talk about openly,” [said Emily, a 21-year-old college student in Baltimore].

Wait…this one is/was dating a LEO? Huh.

“I don’t want to look in a drawer for a towel and instead find a gun,” says Crystal, 23, who lives in New York City and is dating a police officer.

Single women are especially vulnerable [to gun violence] because laws give them less protection than married women, argues Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of the gun-violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety.

– Liz Welch for Cosmopolitan, It’s Time to Talk About What Guns Have to Do With Dating

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