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Joe Salazar: Colorado Lawmaker Apologizes For Rape Comments

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Colorado Democrat Joe Salazar apologized about his rape and guns remarks. Salazar stated during a speech that women did not need a gun in their purse to protect themselves from rapists on a college campus. The Democrat suggested instead that women should go to “safe zones” and use a whistle or call box when they feel as if they are being stalked.

Joe Salazar’s rape comments drew a plethora of backlash across party lines on Monday. A video of the Colorado Democrat discussing rape during a gun control debate has gone viral. The representatives were debating Colorado House Bill 1226 which would outlaw concealed carry permits, the Denver Post reports.

During his time at the podium, the Democrat noted that frightened women could misidentify someone as a possible attacker and shoot the wrong person. An excerpt from Salazar’s now infamous rape and guns speech republished by the Washington Times reads:

“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 our 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 a somebody.”

In the apology Joe Salazar issued on Tuesday, he noted that the governing body was having a discussion about guns making students safer on campus. The Colorado Democrat stated clearly that he does not feel a gun would make college campuses safer. Joe Salazar also noted that he is a husband and father of two daughters and has spent a decade defending women’s rights.

Would you rather your daughter have a gun in her purse to defend herself, or be forced to rely on a safe zone and call boxes?

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3 Responses to “Joe Salazar: Colorado Lawmaker Apologizes For Rape Comments”

  1. Stephanie Kelley

    Latinos and Joe Salazar are coming to Colorado. They're voting for Democrats. Do more great things for Colorado like they did to CA and will do for America. And don't call them Hispanics and don't refer to illegal aliens as illegal aliens. They're future majority Latiiiiinooooo.

  2. Anonymous

    Joe Salazar is so reflective of the biased, anti-gun agenda, without full understanding of the problem as a whole. And we need to do mnore to protect the innocent instead of protecting the criminals!

    Personally, I do not believe in violence, but law enforcement is not responsible for the safety of the individual, only for the community as a whole, and I believe the right to protect oneself, is a God given right, and while on campus, women should at least be allowed to carry mace with them.

    I am not sure I believe carrying firearms on campus is the right answer, but additional gun-control laws are not the answer as we simply need to enforce the ones we already have. And if we compare the gun-related statistics to other stats on accidents and crimes, we will find the gun related incidents are much smaller proportionately.

    And we seem to forget all the people that have defended themselves as a result of being armed and how the Second Ammendment rights was added to protect our first Amendment rights, along with self-defense and the protection from tyranny government as history has illustrated time and again.

    And guns in themselves are not the problem either, but moreso due to the degenerating values of our society as a whole. We take prayer out of schools, we prevent parents and schools from disciplining our children, we promote graphic violence on tv and video games, and we promote a "me" generation of how society "owes" us versus how we can contribute to our own communities.

    There will always be the few that affect the many, but we can address most of the problems within this country by going back to basic moral values and hardwork. And whether one believes in Jesus Christ as the son of God or not, reading the "entire" Bible will teach us about the choices we make and the consequences regarding the choices we make. And if we practice what the Bible teaches, we would be so much better off as a society.