Colorado State Representative Joe Salazar (D-Thornton) recently spoke in favor of State House Bill 13-1226, which would prohibit the concealed carrying of firearms on Colorado college campuses (video below).
According to RevealingPolitics.com, Salazar seemed to imply that women might accidentally shoot someone who may or may not be a rapist.
“It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles,” Salazar explained. “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.”
"This bill is not about the average college student, it’s about the professional woman who is pursuing an advanced degree. This is about a woman’s ability to defend herself,” said Katherine E. Whitney, of Students for Concealed Carry. Whitney is also a student at Colorado University Law School.
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“The types of people who go through the process to obtain a concealed carry permit are exactly the people who any mother or father would want to be able to defend themselves on campus. A woman shouldn’t have to wait until it’s too late to find out if she’s actually going to be raped or not. We should allow competent, trained women the ability to defend themselves.”