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Colorado Democrat claims that women afraid of rape shouldn’t carry guns

February 19, 2013

 While speaking on the Colorado House Floor about disarming college students misogynistic Democrat Joe Salazar claimed that is a woman is afraid of being raped she shouldn’t carry a weapon to protect herself:

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 a round at somebody,” Salazar said.

  He has since apologized but the fact is that he said what he said and he meant it or else he wouldn’t have said it in the first place. Apparently he feels women are too emotional and won’t think rationally when they care confronted by a stranger and therefor cannot be trusted with a firearm.

    This is just as outrageous a comment as Todd Akin’s  claim that a woman can simply will away a pregnancy in the case of “legitimate rape” and he should suffer the same fate when he comes up for reelection.

  One Colorado college has a better way of protecting yourself during a rape–they suggest pissing yourself instead. 

    Apparently they feel as if a woman should cower in fear to the point of losing  her bowels instead of protecting herself from this situation in the first place. I suppose if we kept women barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen they wouldn’t have to worry about being raped in the first place, and the Republicans are the ones who are waging the war on women?

  But this goes beyond women and weapons because this strikes at the argument about carrying weapons for self defense in the first place: The Supreme Court has already ruled that the second amendment gives an individual the right to carry a firearm, but if a woman cannot be trusted to carry a weapon for self defense isn’t it only a matter of time before somebody argues that a man cannot be trusted with a weapon for self defense either?

  After all, don’t men also fly off the handle at times and if they are so paranoid that they feel they need to carry a weapon can they really be trusted either?  Don’t be surprised if this argument is made in the near future because that is what this really is all about–countering the self defense argument in regards to the second amendment.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 19, 2013 9:30 pm

    A policeman friend of mine says when seconds count, the police are only minutes away. This guy is an absolute idiot!


  2. bunkerville permalink
    February 19, 2013 10:05 pm

    Right. Police are about 30 minutes in my neck of the woods.


  3. LD Jackson permalink
    February 19, 2013 10:14 pm

    How ignorant can one person really be? I watched the video of his statement and I think he actually believes what he said. But as you say, it’s the Republicans who are waging the war on women. Go figure!!


    • February 19, 2013 10:26 pm

      There is no doubt in my mind that he meant it and if he didn’t feel any heat he never would have apologized.


  4. patinthehat00 permalink
    February 21, 2013 4:13 am

    Reblogged this on The Political Portal.


    • February 21, 2013 6:27 am

      Thank you.


      • patinthehat00 permalink
        February 21, 2013 1:49 pm

        Right is right. It’s time we all share what is going on to any who will listen. I’m just learning this blog thing, and hope to use it to start waking people up. We may or may not agree on everything, but it , looks as though we agree our country is not in the shape it could be. I hope to learn and educate through as many resources I can.
        Thank you, for writing what needs to be written.


      • February 21, 2013 9:43 pm

        I agree, we need to get the word out to as many people as possible and that is why I started this blog as well. I will be checking out your work.


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