At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence Wednesday, Gayle Trotter, an attorney and senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum in Washington, said that guns help protect women from violent criminals who use their size and strength to prey on victims.
“Guns make women safer,” she said. “Over 90 percent of violent crimes occur without a firearm, which makes guns the great equalizer for women. The vast majority of violent criminals use their size and their physical strength to prey on women, who are at a severe disadvantage. In a violent confrontation, guns reverse the balance of power.”