Published On: Wed, Mar 6th, 2013

Amanda Collins, rape victim, endures shocking comments during Colorado gun hearing VIDEO

During a Monday legislative hearing concerning Colorado’s proposed ban on concealed firearms on college campuses, rape survivor Amanda Collins shared her story and how she wished she would’ve had a firearm to defend herself.

Republican state Sen. Ted Harvey began by redefining the goal of the gun ban, which is about making sure people are not “uncomfortable” not safety.

“What we are trying to do here tonight is not to protect ourselves from violent crime. What we are trying to do here tonight is prevent students and teachers from feeling uncomfortable by you carrying a gun to protect yourself,” Harvey said.

“Every witness that has come up here tonight, they want to feel unintimidated and feel free to debate freely on a college campus. And having you have the right to defend yourself against a violent attacker weighs more for them than for you and the right to self-defense. And for that, I apologize,” he added.

More shocking comments follow, see below


Democrat Senator Evie Hudak followed to make matters worse: 

Amanda Collins holding gun“I just want to say, statistics are not on your side, even if you had had a gun. You said that you were a martial arts student, I mean person, experience in taekwondo, and yet because this individual was so large and 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 than from you and possibly use it against you …”

“Respectfully senator, you weren’t there,” Collins responded. “Had I been carrying concealed, he wouldn’t have known I had my weapon; and I was there. I know without a doubt in my mind at some point I would’ve been able to stop my attack by using my firearm.”

 To read more on Amanda Collins, the horrific situation, check out this interview with her here

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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  1. CJ Grisham, Texas Vet arrested for ‘rudely displaying his rifle,’ making others uncomfortable, child questioned VIDEO - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] similar statement was made during gun control debates in Colorado when Rep […]

  2. DemoKKKrats says:

    DemoKKKrats are a disgrace to our Country. We need to get these Nazi’s out of Power now.

    Democrats attacking Rape Victims, claiming guns wouldn’t have stopped them from being Raped. Don’t want to hear this *beep* that it’s just one Democrat, because we already had that case recently where another Democrat also said Women would Panic and not know what to with a Gun. These are the type of Morons you have Elected into power in our Country. You IGNORANT Left-Wingers are destroying America. You keep talking like Women don’t have the right to Protect themselves as the same way you say Babys/Fetuses/Human Life don’t have a right to Protect themselves.

    Get the Hell out of America, go to some Neo Nazi loving Country if you think Women don’t have the right to Protect themselves and the same way you think Fetuses/Baby/Human Life have 0 rights.

  3. Claire says:

    How about this absurd notion, Senators – TEACH MEN NOT TO RAPE! Let women carry, and not just rape whistles but a GUN they can use to defend themselves!
    Stop sending the message to women that rape is acceptable but carrying a gun to defend ourselves is not.

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