Better to be Raped Than to be Armed

Monday, February 18, AD 2013

At least that is what Joe Salazar, a Democrat State Representative in Colorado, apparently believes:


“It’s why we have call boxes, 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 around at somebody.”

Go to Red State here to read the rest.  Safe zones?  Whistles?  Call boxes?  I have always found it hilarious that liberals sometimes refer to themselves as “the reality based community”.  For most liberals when reality collides with their ideology, so much the worse for reality.  Gun control can be an abstract issue for many of us.  For a woman confronting a male attacker with an almost inevitable height, weight and muscle advantage, the abstract can become very concrete, very fast.  To deny them the right to arm themselves if they feel it necessary for their safety is a dramatic infringement on their personal liberty.  I have often in my law practice advised female clients fearful for their safety to purchase a firearm and learn how to use it.  Liberals often prate about freedom of choice.  The choice to own a firearm or not is a freedom that no man or woman should be denied in our society except by due process of law and not because some idiot liberal legislator has an anti-gun fetish.

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