This is truly shocking. A young woman named Amanda Collins mustered the courage to testify before a Colorado legislative committee on that state’s proposed gun ban legislation. Ms. Collins testified in opposition to a blanket ban on guns on college campuses, and described her own rape. She had a permit to carry a pistol but was unarmed when she was attacked. Ms. Collins was treated sensitively by Republicans on the panel, but when the questioning turned to Democratic Sen. Evie Hudak, the Democrats’ war on women was unleashed.
The Democrat ridiculed Ms. Collins, telling her that “statistics are not on your side.” She said that Ms. Collins had rudimentary training in martial arts, yet the rapist overpowered her. She suggested that the rapist would therefore have been able to wrest her gun away and use it against her, if she had been carrying. This is, of course, a non sequitur. A small woman probably can’t outwrestle a large, strong man, but that doesn’t mean that she can’t shoot him. This is why the 19th century Colt .45 was referred to as “the Equalizer.” The Democrats’ treatment of this rape victim is appalling:
The most important point here is the woman’s right to choose. There is no way to know whether Amanda Collins would have defended herself successfully against the man who raped her if she had been carrying a handgun. But she at least would have had a chance, and the Democrats want to steal from her the right to choose to defend herself. Shame on the Democratic Party!
UPDATE: Rep. Hudak has apologized for her insensitivity. As far as we know, however, she is still trying to deprive Colorado women of their freedom of choice.