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Cynthia Tucker is a writer whose article was syndicated in the Seattle times She wrote an article published in 1993 titled Illusory Handgun Safety Her article argues against women buying handguns for personal safety She is trying to convince young women who are either single or head of households that buying a gun for personal safety is not such a wise choice Tucker portrays herself as a young woman who has moved now to the city and is a bit concerned for her safety She makes the point that she is accustomed to guns and that her growing up with firearms in her house and living in the country somehow qualifies her to speak on gun safety Tucker uses such language as It is easy to understand the inclination to go out and buy a gun I know the instinct to ward off evil and the seductive appeal of the notion of firearms as instruments of protection A4 She insinuates that Hey Im just like you Tucker then brings in her own father as evidence to support her credibility Her father is a hunter to whom hunting small game comes as natural as breathing While her father may be used to handling guns in a rural country setting he can hardly be called in as an expert witness to support her outlandish claim While the testimony of her father might serve to convince an audience of sheep-like women or women who have never even seen a gun the rest of the women who have in fact have experience and training with guns are not buying this weak anecdote Trying to compare the manner in which one handles a gun for hunting and the way a gun is handled for personal safety is like comparing and apple to an orange sure they are both round but they are not the same Hunters do not use guns for safety Hunters use guns
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