Gayle Trotter, a senior fellow from the conservative Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), told a Senate committee today that a young mom with "babies in her home" needs a semi-automatic rifle, AR-15, when "she’s facing three, four, five violent attackers, intruders in her home" (video below), reports RawStory.com.
Trotter failed to mention that most gun murders are committed by close family members and friends, not strangers or intruders, according to the FBI.
Trotter, who also writes for The Daily Caller, said: “Young women are speaking out as to why AR-15 weapons are their weapon of choice. The guns are accurate. They have good handling. They’re light. They’re easy for women to hold.”
“And most importantly, their appearance. An assault weapon in the hands of a young woman defending her babies in her home becomes a defense weapon, and the peace of mind that a woman has as she’s facing three, four, five violent attackers, intruders in her home, with her children screaming in the background, the peace of mind that she has knowing that she has a scary-looking gun gives her more courage when she’s fighting hardened, violent criminals.”