Democrat: Women Worried About Rape Shouldn’t Defend Themselves With Guns

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 18, 2013   |   7:31PM   |   Denver, CO

A Colorado state legislator is quickly becoming the Todd Akin of the left — with a comment today that women worried about becoming rape victims shouldn’t defend themselves, at least with guns.

Colorado Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar, during a debate today in the Colorado state legislature about who should enjoy the 2nd Amendment rights to have a gun, essentially discounted the idea of women fearing a rape protecting themselves with a firearm.

“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,” he said.



Conservative writer and radio talk show host Dana Loesch quickly seized on the comments and said they reveal the Democrats’ war on women, saying that 10 percent of self-defense cases are women defending themselves against sexual assault or abuse.

This is the real “war on women” I’ve talked about: the progressive insistence that women disarm. Women, according to Rep. Salazar, are hysterical things which shoot indiscriminately at any and everything.

This “feel like you’re going to be raped” nonsense is as poorly-worded as the “shut that whole thing down” drama from last fall. If Democrats don’t swiftly condemn this, I see this used as a tactic to showcase the vast lack of respect Democrats have for a woman’s right to self defense.