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Gloria Steinem’s novel recommendation for how to fix American gun laws goes viral

Gloria Steinem. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for The Foundation for Women)

After a horrific massacre at a country music festival in Las Vegas this week, some women are suggesting that legislators begin passing stricter gun regulations — for instance, by making gun laws as restrictive as the laws governing abortion. An unattributed quote outlining such a legislative change was first shared by famed feminist Gloria Steinem in 2015, but in recent days the quote has gone viral once more after being shared and reshared by women across the country.

“I want any young men who buy a gun to be treated like young women who seek an abortion,” the quote reads. “Think about it: a mandatory 48-hours waiting period, written permission from a parent or a judge, a note from a doctor proving that he understands what he is about to do, time spent watching a video on individual and mass murders, traveling hundreds of miles at his own expense to the nearest gun shop, and walking through protesters holding photos of loved ones killed by guns, protester who call him a murderer.”

“After all,” the quote concludes, “it makes more sense to do this for young men seeking guns than for young women seeking an abortion. No young woman needing reproductive freedom has ever murdered a roomful of strangers.”

The quote, whose author is unknown, was shared in a post on Facebook by Gloria Steinem in 2015 as part of a list detailing her ideal Christmas wishes.

Read the full story at The Daily Mail.


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