I’d like to make a modest proposal that neither side of the gun control debate would be happy with: Make all guns completely legal to own, but only for women.

Some 89.5 percent of all murderers are male, according to a 2009 Department of Justice Study. Women are twice as likely to be a victim of homicide, while men are vastly more likely to be mass-shooters than women (94 of the past 95). This proposal would take guns out of the hands out of the most violent, and give them to those who need to defend themselves the most.

Elliot Nielson, Salt Lake City