The controversy surrounding House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst’s (D-Boulder) comments about guns being needed for self-defense as “absurd” has been heating up, despite many in the mainstream media continuing to keep their head firmly planted in the sand.
Today, Revealing Politics launches a video highlighting Hullinghorst’s comments straight from the horse’s, err Majority Leader’s, mouth.
U.S. Senate candidates Owen Hill and Ken Buck have blasted Hullinghorst and gubernatorial candidate Greg Brophy called her sentiments “absolutely dangerous coming from an elected official and leader of the Democratic Party.”
Hullinghorst’s comments went national this morning when The Washington Times picked up the story, noting that the House Majority Leader also said people should not need a gun because the Legislature’s actions make them safe:
“As a woman, I have the right not to carry a gun and to feel safe on the streets, and that’s what we provide for in the state Legislature is for all of us in the state of Colorado — to feel safe on the streets without having to carry a gun,” said Mrs. Hullinghorst on “The Tim Caffrey Show.”
She also took a swipe at gun owners.
“The thought that the only way we can protect ourselves is to wield our own weapon is completely absurd and an argument that I absolutely discount as frivolous,” Mrs. Hullinghorst said.
Sure would be nice if other members of the Colorado media felt it was worth their effort to inform their viewers and readers of this naive and dangerous sentiment.