Colorado Dem: Women don’t need to defend themselves if they “feel like they’re going to be raped”

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by NW Spotlight

Last Friday, Colorado Democratic state Rep. Joe Salazar told women “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.”

He was arguing against women being able to protect themselves by having a concealed handgun on Colorado college campuses – letting women know that even though they may be worried they are going to be raped, they may not actually get raped.

Besides the fact that he shows an aloof, callous disregard for the safety of vulnerable female students in Colorado, he is also demonstrating an appalling ignorance of campus safety.

In 2011, there were 3,396 forcible sex offenses on U.S. college campuses.

Also in 2011, there were 1,624 robberies, 2,440 aggravated assaults, 20,072 burglaries and 16 murders on U.S. college campuses.

What does Rep. Salazar suggest for women who “feel like they’re gonna be raped?” Call boxes, safe zones and whistles. Based on the campus crime numbers, it looks like the whistles aren’t working.

The college crime stats come from the U.S. Department of Education – collecting the data is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. The above numbers for college campuses don’t include any crimes committed in college parking lots, sidewalks or off-campus sites like fraternities and sororities.

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  • JacklordGod

    I think whats funniest about this video is you can tell halfway into it that the guy realizes he doesn’t actually have any reasoning behind his position – he just doesn’t like the idea of women carrying guns.

    Then he moves on to the age old theme that the left has tried to terrify people with for years – that armed people will be shooting anything that looks at them funny. You know, the old wives tale that an armed populace would turn every fender bender into a shoot out. Anytime someone drops a tray in a cafeteria it will transform into a wild west saloon.

    Concealed carry shall issue is now the law in the vast majority of states.

    You know what? None of the lefts concerns over it ever materialized.

    When someone starts making this kind of argument it’s time to simply call them an idiot and move on.

    “Look, Salazar, idiot, nitwit, if you are such a psychopath that if you were carrying a gun on a college campus and someone looked at you wrong you would shoot them – then you should likely not be on the streets without a minder and a leash, let alone a state rep. Just because you are worried carrying a gun would make you shoot at anything that moved, don’t assume your psychosis is indicative of the population as a whole.”

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