Idiotic CO Democrat ‘Apologizes’ For Attacking Rape Victim, Then Lies About Guns Once Again

Posted by on Mar 06, 2013 at 2:11 pm

She allegedly apologized while making up statistics about guns to support her misguided ideology.

A state Senator is apologizing for appearing insensitive with comments made to a rape victim during testimony at the Capitol.

That victim, Amanda Collins, was raped in a University of Nevada-Reno parking garage in 2007. Collins had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, but Nevada law prohibited concealed weapons on college campuses.

At the Colorado Capitol on Monday, senators were debating House Bill 1226, which would ban concealed weapons on Colorado college campuses.

“How does rendering me defenseless protect you against a violent crime?” Collins asked Senate committee members.

State Sen. Evie Hudak, a Westminster Democrat, responded.

“Statistics are not on your side,” Hudak said. “Even if you had had a gun, you said that you were a martial arts student — I mean person — experienced in Tae Kwon 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 had had a gun then, he would have been able to get that from you and possibly use it against you.”

She then cited a statistic from the Colorado Coalition Against Gun Violence.

For every one woman who used a handgun to kill someone in self-defense, 83 were murdered by them,” Hudak said.

That’s absurd. How could someone who used a handgun to kill someone in self-defense then be murdered by a gun? It makes no sense. But of course, after allegedly apologizing, she repeated this nonsense.

“Amid this emotional testimony, my goal was to share research data about the increased danger of having a gun in an assault. As a domestic violence victim advocate, I know that for every one woman that used a handgun to kill someone in self-defense, 83 were murdered by them. My timing was not the best for making the point. I’m glad I had the opportunity to offer Amanda a sincere apology in a private conversation.”

She “knows” this because some anti-gun agitprop group told her so.

Update: Some folks on Twitter have questions for Hudak. Don’t expect any answers from her. Actually, mostly Ace.

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7 Responses to “Idiotic CO Democrat ‘Apologizes’ For Attacking Rape Victim, Then Lies About Guns Once Again”

  1. Blue Hen on 6/06/13 at 2:28 pm

    “a sincere apology”

    From a democrat politician? Not even theoretically possible.

  2. MT Geoff on 6/06/13 at 2:48 pm

    It’s possible that, for every person killed in self defense, a large number of people are murdered.
    That stat is only very slightly relevant. The relevant stats would be, of women who were armed when attacked, how many were able to run off the attacker, how many injured the attacker, how many killed the attacker, how many were killed by the attacker, and how many were killed with their own weapons? I’m sure there are examples of all of these outcomes.
    It’s also likely that some portion of the reported “defensive gun use” incidents were misjudgments by the person who believed an attack was imminent. Very difficult to sort those out. But the grabbers are willing to use poorly-managed data (and fabrications) so I’m okay as long as we acknowledge the margins of error in our own data.

  3. Gunga on 6/06/13 at 3:01 pm

    How many box tops do you have to collect before they make you a state senator in CO?

  4. Blue Hen on 6/06/13 at 3:07 pm

    They should ask this idiot if women should fire guns off of balconies or through closed doors like Delaware’s own joe Biden advises? Does she dare defy the smartest man in Delaware?

  5. Sgt Snuggle Bunny on 6/06/13 at 9:11 pm

    It’s a bullshit stat. I forget the name of the study but it’s from the early 80s. The methodology only counted incidences where a gun was fired in self-defense vs taken from the owner and used against them.

    The study made certain not to include instances where merely brandishing a weapon was enough t foil the crime.

  6. NR Pax on 7/07/13 at 9:55 am

    Yes, there is an increased danger when a woman has a gun. The danger is towards the man trying to attack her. But people like Senator Hudak can hardly admit that openly.

  7. lyle on 7/07/13 at 1:14 pm

    Here’s another tip, Amanda: make sure you look like as closely like this Hudak woman as you can. I doubt she could get raped in a mens prison. Even hardened criminals have their limits.