According to USA Today the argument that “guns don’t kill, people do” isn’t enough for them, but now the problem for gun violence is being placed entirely on men and boys.

According to a database that the liberal biased news outlet Mother Jones released, since 1982 out of the 91 mass shootings, in which four or more victims died, only three were committed by women.  Men have also accounted for 86% of gun deaths in the United States, according to an analysis by the non-partisan non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation.

USA Today doesn’t stop there though, they keep piling on the blame to men when they also say that according to a 2017 survey from the Pew Research Center, men are three times more likely to own a gun.

The article goes on to evaluate why there is such a discrepancy in gun ownership and what it is about men that makes them more likely to own a gun and use it for violent reasons.

USA Today goes on to examine the cultural forces that go on in our society that equate being a man with violence:

“We often talk about gender in terms of women … getting the short end of the stick. … Well, masculinity isn’t easy either,” said Jennifer Carlson, a sociology professor at the University of Arizona who studies gun politics and gender. “That’s not your ticket to the good life. It isn’t easy to be a man in the United States. Demands put on men — whether it’s to be the protector, to be the provider, to respond to situations in certain ways, to prove yourself as a man — end up being not just outwardly destructive but also inwardly destructive.”

The article goes on to blame “toxic masculinity” for the amount of gun violence in the nation and say that “men losing dominance” in the household and work place.

While the article goes on about just blaming gender and men specifically for the amount of mass shootings, they also conveniently ignore the fact that most of the shootings that take place in the U.S. are because they are getting them illegally.

Perhaps the USA Today should focus on how many of those shootings by men were done because of illegal possession of a firearm instead of taking the easy way out and blaming men all together.

BY Isabelle Weeks


I am a staff writer for DC Statesman and like to report on current events happening in the Trump administration as well as the political world.

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  • MSG Leo

    That statement is not sexist, it is statistically correct. Just like the vast majority of terrorists are Muslim. That statement is not anti-Muslim, it is just statistically correct.

  • domar1938

    The last paragraph is very important. It points out that many guns are obtained illegally, meaning straw purchases or theft. In those cases it is not ownership but possession. As I’ve said many times the gun can do nothing to be at fault. There is illegal possession, illegal modification, and illegal use, all of which the gun cannot perpetrate.

  • Esau’s Message

    If only men were women . . .

    • Gnowark

      Esau’s: They’re working on it [which bathroom should I use? I’m told it shouldn’t matter to me].

      • Esau’s Message

        Yes, the world is your oyster. Choose whichever you want. Mix things up a little. Try different ones. Invade your next door neighbor’s home and use his.

  • old codger

    Doesn’t USA in USA Today stand for Useless STUPID Amoeba’s?????

  • Jake

    Ban Men not guns.

  • BEACH2916

    There must be a lot of testosterone in Chicago!

    • mrparker1

      No, heroin from our rich, vibrant hispanic illegal immigrants.

  • Lois

    Also fails to mention a great majority of gun violence is gang
    related & in cities where the law has been placed in harms
    way because of politics.
    I would bet most of their security people are men w/guns!

  • Donna

    I’d like to hear more about the three women mentioned… to google I go…..

  • mrparker1

    Men are more likely to own a firearm than women, so naturally most crimes committed with a gun are committed by men.
    Considering that 99.9% of all firearms are never used in a crime, I think we’re doing pretty well.