"Self-righteous, ignorant bigotry..."
A Colorado State Senator dressed-down a rape victim who testified in favor of the legal carrying of concealed firearms on university campuses during yesterday's hearings before the state legislature, as reported by The Denver Post on March 5, 2013.
State Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, is taking heat for coming down hard on rape victim Amanda Collins, 27, who related the effects of the violent crime against her person. (see video, left)
With her voice cracking from holding back tears, Collins finished her written statement with:
"What would have been different if I had been carrying the weapon I was licensed to carry that night?
I would like to leave you with a question: How does rendering me defenseless protect you against a violent crime?"
To wit, the Democratic lawmaker from the Denver suburbs retorted:
"I just want to say, statistics are not on your side, even if you had had a gun.
You said that you were a martial arts student, I mean person, experience in taekwondo, and yet because this individual was so large and was able to overcome you even with your skills, and chances are that if you had had a gun, then he would have been able to get than from you and possibly use it against you..."
Reportedly, the trauma that Collins has been subject to has been compounded upon by Hudak's statements.
"I had a hard time falling asleep because I couldn't stop thinking about what she said to me," Collins said.
Hudak has since apologized to the rape victim, "but her motive for doing so was questioned."
"I don't know how genuine it really was," Collins said.
As quoted by the Denver Post, Dave Kopel, a professor at the University of Denver law school and author of a law-school textbook on firearms law and policy has verbally opened fire on Hudak.
"It was outrageous," Kopel said.
Not quite done yet, Kopel went on to state that Hudak's statement displayed the senator's "self-righteous, ignorant bigotry."
The Colorado Senate's Veterans and Military Affairs Committee passed the bill yesterday in which it would be illegal on all concealed-carry weapons on college campuses throughout the Rocky Mountain state.
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