UPDATE: A source who attended the committee hearing, noted that during the emotional rape testimony of several survivors, other legislators appeared to be somewhat emotional; whereas, Hudak never looked up from texting and/or her computer screen.
Another gun control bill debate, another Democrat legislator mocking female judgment, but this is (again) just part of the Democrats’ playbook. Last night, the Colorado State Senate debated HB1226, which would prohibit concealed carry on college campuses, in the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee. Legislators heard from many rape victims on college campuses who asked that they not be made more vulnerable.
One particularly horrific story came from Amanda Collins, who was raped as a college student. As she ended her testimony, she asked the Committee, “how does rendering me defenseless protect you against a violent crime?” In response, Democrat Sen. Evie Hudak lectured her:
“I just want to say that, actually statistics are not on your side even if you had had a gun. You said that you were a marshal arts student, I mean person, experienced in tae kwan do, and yet because this individual was so large, he was able to overcome you, even with your skills. And, chances are that if you would have had a gun, then he would have been able to get that from you and possibly use it against you….”
But, Collins refused to be victimized or bullied by Hudak. Her response put to shame Rep. Salazar who said that women couldn’t accurately determine whether they were in danger. It put to shame Democrat Sen. Jessie Ulibarri who suggested individuals use ballpoint pens to defend themselves against mass shooters. And, it certainly put Sen. Evie Hudak to shame. As a woman, Hudak of all of these examples should know that women are a fierce breed. Here is Collins’ reply:
“Respectfully Senator, you weren’t there. You’re right, my parents equipped me to ensure that I would not be an easy victim and not be an easy target, they did everything they could to reduce the risk of me being raped. And, that’s all it did. It reduced the risk, it did not guarantee that. Furthermore, if I had been carrying concealed, he would have known I was carrying my weapon. And, I was there. I know without a doubt in my mind, at some point, I would have been able to stop my attack by using my firearm. He already had a weapon of his own, he didn’t need mine.”
Watch the video here: