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Congressman Joe Salazar Thinks Women Afraid of Being Raped Shouldn’t Carry Guns

Posted on the 19 February 2013 by Real Talk @talkrealdebate2012

Congressman Joe SalazarDuring a gun control debate on Friday, Congressman Joe Salazar (D-CO) said that he didn’t think women should carry guns because they might accidentally shoot an innocent person.

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 going to 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.

The Congressman was in a favor of House Bill 1226, which bans concealed-carry firearms inside of all college campus buildings in the state.

I think the fact he singled out women is pretty ridiculous. 

Remembering what happened to Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock the congressman was quick with an apology. 

We were having a public policy debate on whether or not guns makes people safer on campus. I don’t believe they do. That was the point I was trying to make. If anyone thinks I’m not sensitive to the dangers women face, they’re wrong. I am a husband and father of two beautiful girls, and I’ve spent the last decade defending women’s rights as a civil rights attorney.

I don’t know if I buy his apology.

Do you?

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