Skip to comments.Colorado Representative Apologizes for Remarks
Posted on 02/25/2013 9:16:14 AM PST by John Semmens
Democratic Colorado State Representative Joe Salazar issued an apology for suggesting that women fearful of being raped couldnt be trusted with guns.
It was not my intent to offend anyone, Salazar maintained. Its just that I dont believe more guns are the answer to any public safety problem. I think that if a woman has a gun a dangerous situation could easily be escalated from rape to homicide. Her having a gun just increases the risk of doubling the casualty count.
As an alternative to arming themselves Salazar suggested that women who feel threatened should carry whistles. Most of the time a toot or two will scare off a potential attacker, he insisted. If it doesnt it still increases the chances that the rapist will be interrupted or possibly apprehended. The big plus, though, is that the woman will be relieved of the risk of feeling guilty for shooting someone. In my mind, it is better for a woman to be an innocent victim with a clear conscience than to have to bear the blame for harming another person.
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What is wrong with these people? Dead bad guys is a very GOOD thing.
Please put SATIRE in the header of posts like this. Thanks.
Keep talking, moron. Every time you open your mouth you’re further proving what a drooling idiot you are....and your ilk.
If a whistle blows in the forest and no one hears it, did the rape ever occur? Just asking.
That will suck all the fun out of reading the responses.
Then you are an a-hole.
Great post! Thanks!
“It was not my intent to offend anyone,
Of course it wasn’t, because everyone but you is a moron.
That said, when I saw this in his work: "...As an alternative to arming themselves Salazar suggested that women who feel threatened should carry whistles..." I had a very difficult time distinguishing that from reality.
Hey...that’s a bit harsh there. You could make that point without putting that point on it, IMHO.
Having felt the sting of putting my foot into that trap a few times, I know what you mean.
You don’t think people are angry enough already? You think it’s funny to make stuff up to make them even angrier? For nothing?
I don’t get it myself.
I don't know what you have on your screen.... but on my screen right below the TITLE line it says SEMI_NEWS SEMI-SATIRE and it is in bright RED.
Well... his website is called SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE so that explains why some reality is thrown in.
It doesn't explain why it is so hard to distinguish satire from reality , other than that there is no longer anything we can make up that they aren't already doing.
Why are you suddenly making personal attacks ?
That's not true. It would mean 99.99999999999999% of the population are morons, and we know that only about 47% are currently morons.
Now. To my point. Why do you believe you are a moron?
and his ilk? Add me to the list. Dead bad guys is a good concept.
...and his ilk? Add me to the list. Dead bad guys is a good concept.
Ad hominem attacks generally caused by your wife looking much like your sister.
Maybe my post was satire. And you fell for it.
He he he isn’t that cute? Isn’t that funny?
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