New technology may have the potential to revolutionise the way men and women use firearms in their everyday lives, and may even offer men and boys a safer alternative to a firearm in their daily lives.
This is according to Dr David G. Kowalski, a psychiatrist and firearms specialist who has been working with men’s mental health for over 25 years.
The potential is there and there’s a lot of interest in it, but the issue of uptake has been a challenge.
The majority of men don’t want to use guns, and many women, on the other hand, feel the need to use firearms for self-defence.
But Dr Kowelski said the development of new technologies and the way we think about firearms is changing the way that people think about them.
“We’re in a time where there are people who are thinking about the safety of guns as opposed to the way they are used,” he said.
“They are also thinking about their relationships with their children, with their partner, with friends and family.”
If you think about it, this is not necessarily a problem that men face in a very negative way.
“For example, it is not uncommon for men to use handguns, but it is also common for them to use other types of weapons.”
So we are seeing an opportunity for men and men’s groups to work with partners, with schools, with sports associations, to find ways to find safe, effective ways to use weapons in a safer way.
“While the world is seeing the introduction of new weapons, there is still a lot to be done to help men and young men in their mental health and physical health.
Dr Kowolski said while there is a lot more work to be completed, he thinks there is also an opportunity to see what could be done in men’s lives to reduce the risk of firearm injury.”
The way I see it is, if we are going to see a reduction in firearm injuries, we need to be doing it in men and that’s where these new technologies come in,” he explained.”
And the technology that’s out there is very promising.
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