Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Guns Are Still Bad News for Women

Fox News carried this story from Savannah Georgia.

Savannah area police arrested a 69-year-old in the shooting death of his wife of more than 40 years.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested Robert M. Johnson Saturday in the death of 66-year-old Mary Ellen Johnson. He's charged with murder.

Witnesses told police the couple got into an argument that climaxed in the shooting. Mary Ellen Johnson was transported to Memorial Hospital where she died of her wounds.

Officers quickly apprehended Johnson after he left the residence following the shooting. Johnson was charged with murder and booked at the Chatham County Jail.

And The Chicago Tribune has this one.

A West Side man was charged with attempted murder Sunday in the shooting of his girlfriend this weekend, Chicago police said.

The 21-year-old woman was critically wounded after being shot in the chest about 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the home of Clinton Watkins, 23, in the 500 block of North Lawler Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, police said.

Watkins was charged Sunday with attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery, police said.

An investigation indicated the woman had been shot by her boyfriend in a domestic dispute, Officer Michael Fitzpatrick said.

Chances are in Georgia it was a legally owned gun while in Chicago it was not. But who cares? What's the difference? When men abuse women the gun often makes the difference.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. "When men abuse women the gun often makes the difference."

    Not really.

    In cases of spousal abuse, the most common element is an abusive spouse, not a gun. So it's the spouse that makes the difference, not the gun. You take away the gun and you still have an abuser in the house.

  2. Using your own opinions and logic...

    The legaly possesed gun killed a woman while the illeagaly gun only wounded a woman.

    Therefore, we can conclude that illegal possesion of guns is safer for women.

  3. kaveman, Please don't tell me "words count" anymore when you write shit like this:

    "The legaly possesed gun killed a woman while the illeagaly gun only wounded a woman."

  4. This makes me sad because the gun lobby continually pushes the idea that it isn't the gun, it's the violence.

    Half of this violence wouldn't even take place without the gun. The gun allows a violent person to hurt someone without ever having to be really close to them.

    Women would be so much better off without the guns.

  5. I have never said "words count."

    I have said "words matter."

    You sound angry. Good thing you don't own a gun or I'd bet my bottom dollar you'd slaughter your entire family.

  6. Yes words count and words matter and those are just plain funny. Thanks for a good laugh, I mean it.

  7. An attempted murder with a gun in Chicago?

    Inconceivable! They're "Gun-Free"