Congressman Joe Salazar thinks women afraid of being raped shouldn’t carry guns
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.
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.
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