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by The Annoyed Man
Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Seventeen Magazine: Girls with Guns (now with mag article)
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Re: Seventeen Magazine: Girls with Guns (now with mag article)

iratollah wrote:I found a link where someone posted a copy of the story. They should have had some of the U.S. top female competitors in the story to emphasize the sporting aspect.
It's good that they published the article, but there is one thing I do object to about its tone, and that is all the emphasis on how the gun makes the girls feel, rather than what they can do with the gun, or their involvement in the sport. The reason this bothers me is that this is part of the misconception that anti-gunners have about the gun culture — that we are dysfunctional people who require the talisman of a gun to complete ourselves.
17 Magazine wrote:"It makes me feel strong"...

"It makes me feel safe"...

"It makes me feel proud"...

"Shooting makes me feel confident"...
Are they not strong/safe/proud/confident without a gun in their hands? To me, guns do not augment who I already am as a person. The article kind of implies that these young ladies are somehow more complete as individuals because they shoot guns. You are rightfully proud of your daughter's accomplishments, and she should be too. But I'm also betting that your young lady is complete as a person, with or without her guns.

I don't know if any of this makes sense to anyone else, but that's my 2¢.

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