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The Gender Divide on Gun Control

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here again, the sexes diverge. According to an ABC/Washington Post poll released on December 17th, 59% of women but only 47% of men support more gun control. Thus when we read that 54% of all Americans support greater gun control, that majority is actually a significant majority of 59% American women who support it overriding the 50% of American men who oppose it. Let us remember a new massacre of innocents. Let us use it as the touchstone of a new national conversation, one in which women make their voices heard and refuse to be silenced until we have at the very least banned assault weapons and closed the gun-show loophole. But let us not make this a divisive conversation. Let us instead remember that while the need to reproduce (or perhaps I should say the desire of our genes to replicate) is the source of biological and physiological differences between the sexes...

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