What planet do these people – these liberal Democrat WOMEN – live on?
Appearing on Fox News Tuesday night, Democratic Strategist Zerlina Maxwell argued that preventing rape should start by simply “telling men not to rape women.” She was arguing against women using guns as a means of self-defense when she made the questionable remarks.
Host Sean Hannity began by slamming the “ignorant politicians” in Colorado for trying to remove a woman’s right to use a firearm to defend herself against an attacker via gun control legislation.
“I don’t think that we should be telling women anything,” Maxwell said. “I think we should be telling men not to rape women and start the conversation there.”
Somebody ought to tell Ms. Maxwell that we already do tell men not to rape – there are these little things called laws that do that and even impose a penalty for violating said prohibition. That doesn’t stop some vile individuals from doing it anyway – just as some individuals violate the laws against robbery and murder, too. Maxwell’s argument is therefore offensively stupid.
And then there is the stupidly offensive comment from another Democrat, this one an elected official.
A Democratic lawmaker in Colorado is drawing criticism after telling a rape victim that the attack against her would have been worse if she had been carrying a gun at the time. State Sen. Evie Hudak told Amanda Collins “statistics are not on your side even if you had had a gun.” Hudak argued at a hearing Monday that if Collins was carrying a gun, the much larger male attacker could have taken it from her and shot her.
Collins responded by saying, “Respectfully Senator, you weren’t there. Had I been carrying [a concealed weapon], he wouldn’t have known that I had my weapon. I know without a doubt in my mind, at some point I would have been able to stop my attack by using my firearm.”
Collins was raped at gunpoint in a University of Nevada-Reno parking garage in Oct. 2007. Nevada law prohibited her from carrying a gun on the campus, but her attacker had one.
Because, of course, legislators know much better than victims what the circumstances of their attacks are and what the best way for them to deal with their attackers are or would have been. If this were a Republican we'd be hearing the "War on Women" meme.
But then again, this just illustrates a basic truth about liberals, guns, and victims of sexual assault.