Wednesday, February 20, 2013
CO Dems Insult Women on House Floor
CO Dems Insult Women on House Floor
Commentary by Sanford D. Horn
February 20, 2013
For all the women who believe in choice, they should have a few choice words for Democrats Joe Salazar and Paul Rosenthal, both members of the Colorado State House.
In voicing their opposition to HB 13-1226 prohibiting concealed weapons on college campuses, the two liberal legislators specifically took aim at women in the precarious position of being raped.
Salazar pole vaulted way over the top in suggesting campus co-eds would be too hysterical to know whether they were in danger of being sexually assaulted or not to be permitted to carry a firearm. He brought women’s mental state into question saying they would not be in the right frame of mind to pass judgment in such a tense moment.
“It’s why we have call boxes. It’s why we have safe zones. That’s why we have the whistles, because you just don’t know who you’re going to 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,” said Salazar.
Rosenthal added that women in physical jeopardy should carry mace or use the buddy system.
In condemning Salazar, liberal pundit Leslie Marshall said “I am a woman before I am a Democrat,” on the Fox News Channel on Tuesday, February 19.
"It is so enormously inappropriate to assume that a woman that is trained and has a concealed-carry permit will just pop off," said Colorado Rep. Lori Saine (R) from the House floor.
Sadly, HB 13-1226 passed the House and is headed to the CO State Senate, much to the chagrin of anyone possessing common sense, but to the glee of the University of Colorado.
The Colorado Springs campus already had a series of “defense” options for potential rape victims prepared. The list includes instructing women to tell their attacker they have a disease or that they are menstruating. The list also suggests women vomit or urinate on their assailant.
Aside from the absurdity of such suggestions, women should be insulted by both those who voted against HB 13-1226 as well as a campus, known for its liberalism that would support disarming them and all but announcing it is open season on women on campus.
Rape and sexual assault have been the dirty little secrets on college campuses around the nation for years. Such statistics are rarely released and often those numbers that do reach the public are a far cry from reality. Why? Well for obvious reasons. What parents want to send their daughters to a campus labeled a danger zone or rape haven?
College campuses in general are rife with untold crimes and short on honest statistic records for public consumption. After the heinous mass murdering rampage at Virginia Tech University on April 16, 2007 when student Seung-Hui Cho slaughtered 32 innocent university students and faculty, allowing firearms on campus should have been a no-brainer. People on campus should not be sitting ducks while criminals run amok.
It continues to amaze so many, how unguarded, unsafe, and unprotected future generations are by banning firearms on campuses around this country. If the lessons of Virginia Tech have not resonated with the general public, the schools will remain rape havens and killing fields.
Sanford D. Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN. He endorses the recognition of the Second Amendment both on and off campus.