Posted: March 6, 2013 in Guns, Police State, Politics, States Rights

Senator even says rape victim doesn’t deserve chance to defend herself
by BOB UNRUH Email Archive



Colorado lawmakers, who now admit Vice President Joe Biden has been pulling the strings behind their gun-ban votes, have even taken to committing Bidenisms as they implement the White House agenda for gun control.

WND previously reported state Rep. Joe Salazar’s controversial remark that a woman who feels threatened by rape on a college campus doesn’t need to be armed because she can use a call box to get help.

Salazar’s statement came in a debate over a proposal to ban citizens possessing a concealed-carry permit from being armed on university campuses.

“It’s why we have call boxes,” said Salazar, “it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at.

“And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around, or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop a round at somebody.”

At the time, the Denver Post reported that Rep. Lori Saine, R-Dacono, on the opposite side of the gun debate from Salazar, said, “I guess, Rep. Salazar, if a woman doesn’t know she’s being raped, she doesn’t fear it.”

Now, as state lawmakers in the Centennial State advance a series of seven bills that Second Amendment supporters are opposing, another lawmaker has sounded off.

It came during a hearing on the conceal-carry bill Salazar referenced.

Amanda Collins, 27, of Reno, Nev., was testifying before a committee on which state Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, sat. According to the Post, Collins was telling her story about being assaulted and explained that had she been carrying a concealed weapon, the incident might have ended differently.

Hudak scolded Collins.

“I just want to say that, actually statistics are not on your side even if you had a gun,” Hudak said. “And, chances are that if you would have had a gun, then he would have been able to get that from you and possibly use it against you.”

Hudak continued, speaking over the committee witness, “The Colorado Coalition Against Gun Violence says that every one woman who used a handgun in self-defense, 83 here are killed by them.”

Finally able to resume her testimony, Collins said, “Senator, you weren’t there. I know without a doubt [the outcome would have been different with a gun].

“He already had a weapon,” she told the meeting of the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. “He didn’t need mine.”

Hudak then voted to advance the bill.

Collins told the Post, which reported that Hudak later apologized, “I had a hard time falling asleep because I couldn’t stop thinking about what she said to me.”

The senator’s remarks were “outrageous,” said Dave Kopel, a University of Denver Law School professor.

The author of a book on firearms law and policy, he said the senator revealed her “self-righteous, ignorant bigotry.”



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