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Democratic lawmaker apologizes for suggesting women afraid of rape can’t be trusted with guns

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Democratic lawmaker apologizes for suggesting women afraid of rape can’t be trusted with guns

Democratic Colorado state Rep. Joe Salazar apologized Monday for suggesting some women are so unjustifiably afraid of being raped that they are liable to start shooting wildly.

Salazar, arguing in favor of disarming college students, said Friday on the Colorado House floor that women fearing rape may suddenly and haphazardly ”pop a round at somebody.”

“It’s why we have call boxes; it’s why we have safe zones; it’s why we have the whistles — because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And 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, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop a round at somebody,” Salazar said.

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  • dave

    Flip flop flip flop.Afraid of loosing the female vote. Vot this idiot out of office. Hope you women have a good memory come election time.

    • Poppy

      Why not just recall this lame brain along with a whole bunch of others in all of state houses. They forget that the worm will turn one day and maybe, just maybe they will be REQUIRED to purchase anti-rape insurance or purchase a weapon and take a year of school to learn how to use it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLORN6B3ZNGCAJTFHWWFUUEY4Q jong

    Silly twit. If you have a safe zone all this means is that law abiding citizens will not be armed. Criminals of course love them.

  • TPS12

    Their only sorry when they think it will cost them votes in the next election.

  • doug

    I wonder if that will change when his wife, mother, daughter gets raped ?????
    O’h yeah, he pay’s armed guards for them,(with taxpayer money) !!!!!
    WOMEN, PUT THIS JERK IN YOUR VOTING MEMORY !!!!

    • Black Rain

      You got it right, he just doesn’t want to be fired. He likes that easy taxpayer money. Sounds like he’s not the only one who needs to go. I bet Co residents will change their minds toward democrap representatives when their taxes go up because Coors profits are down from lack of sales or other businesses leave.

      • Steve Thomas

        One gun magazine manufacturer has all ready said they will leave CO if the mag limit is passed.

      • Sharon

        THIS Colorado native has a very long memory. When election time comes around again, guess who I’ll work to unseat.

  • RAL

    He’s apologizing for what he said, because he got caught…not because he said it. Same as any corrupt politician finally caught. For example, Jesse Jackson Jr (like father like son) and his wife. Both thieves…both apologized…and both would not have, if they had not been caught. By the way, still waiting for the apology of adultery lie under oath from a President, still touted as the best of the Democrats.

  • Gary Smith

    He apologized if anyone was offended by what he said! That IS very different!

  • TexasLady

    Easy for him to say when he has no fear of ever being raped or stalked. Stupid jerk…as are the people who elected him.

  • steve

    I URGE ALL FEMALES IN AMERICA DO NOT LET HIM GET OFF THAT EASILY!DEMAND HE BE FIRED FOR HIS STATEMENTS AND THAT ALL THE LEFTEST WHO SPUEE THIS KIND OF GARBAGE GET THE SAME TREATMENT!PLEASE DO NOT LET HIM GET OFF BY JUST SAYING HE IS SORRY MAKE HIM PAY LIKE THEY HAVE DONE TO CONSERVATIVES IN THE PAST FOR MAKING STUPID STATEMENTS.PLEASE LADIES PLEASE MAKE HIM PAY!

  • Don

    This is a very Big surprise that the so called peoples Politician’s make Ignorant statements as the Republicans do. But the difference is that the Democrats will put the stupid Bas### right back in office.

  • haroldson

    the dems have a habit of engaging their mouth, before their brain

    • Steve Thomas

      You mean they actually can still engage their brains????

    • Sharon

      Democrats have brains? Could have fooled me!

  • hijinx60

    He needs to go to prison where he can “drop the soap”. We would see if rape worries him!!!

  • RAMJR

    So, in this commonsense, a woman would have less trouble with a rapist…than operate a gun safely? ‘Elections have consequences’…..Pretty obvious who really supports women’s safety, through personal responsibility.

  • fcsuszka

    Now that you put your foot in your mouth up to your knee dick weed, it’s stuck and you can’t get it out. You putz. Do you think all women are wimps? Do you think they are all second class citizens that are to be kept barefoot and pregnant? I can’t believe you said what you did and you kiss your mother with that same mouth. If I were your mother I’d slap the living daylights out of you for being an embarrassment to the family not to mention mankind.

  • wildman

    One idiot down and many to go. A lot of dumbocrat politicians in Colorado have come up with many creative ways to protect yourself from rape, which of course will not work, women should take a hard look at a party that is willing to throw them to the wolves to probably save some of their voters that might have bad habits. My advice is that no dead rapist has risen and raped anyone. But it is your choice and body, not the choice of some liberal pol.

  • Joe Professor

    The remarks against guns stagger a sane persons mind. It is my feeling that the politicians want to take our guns for personal reasons. They know they have gone too far.

  • mrsgunnut10

    Sounds like this lunatic is very young. I haven’t had or used a toy “Pop, pop ” gun since the late 40’sor early 50’s. That’s waht they used to call toy pistols that shot “Caps”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/victor.carroll3 Victor Carroll

    The world’s people (especially in pure-bred, powerful-economied, Civilized & FREE nations like Japan, Germany, Israel, China) are now keenly aware of U.S. so-called “Lawmakers” now spending their entire terms as Senators working AGAINST the U.S. people (Black unemployment UP 9% over the last 4 years)….It’s an Infringement Crime to even question the 2nd Amendment, but NO U.S. politician exists having the mental capacity to reason why…which says they couldn’t care less about what it says…

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