NRA Slams Glamour Magazine For Honoring Gunshot Survivors Malala Yousafzai, Gabrielle Giffords (Video)
Glamour magazine held its "Women of the Year Awards" on November 11, which honored teen education reformer Malala Yousafzai, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and Kaitlin Roig-Debellis, a teacher who saved the lives of 15 children during the Sandy Hook mass shooting.
Yousafzai, who is from Pakistan, was also nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year.
According to MediaMatters.org, all the women and Glamour were regarded with disdain on the November 14 broadcast of NRA News radio show "Cam & Company" (video below).
"If you want to talk about guns at all in the story of Malala or the teacher at Sandy Hook, or any of those, is these are women who should have the choice to be armed," said NRA guest Laura Carno. "Malala sure couldn't be armed and so many schools have gun free zone policies that teachers are not allowed to be armed."
Carno added that Glamour should have honored her and The Washington Times' Emily Miller who recently wrote a book about guns, which was riddled with false claims, notes MediaMatters.org.
"Ultimately what the ideas that they're pushing prohibit people from protecting themselves, they prohibit people from exercising self-defense, they make the world a more dangerous place for women across this country," added radio host Cam Edwards.
According to a recent study by the Harvard Injury Control Research Center:
Case-control studies, ecological time-series and cross-sectional studies indicate that in homes, cities, states and regions in the US, where there are more guns, both men and women are at higher risk for homicide, particularly firearm homicide.
Additionally, the FBI reported in 2010 that most people are killed by a gun-wielding family member or friend, not a stranger.