Ladies, put down your weapon and blow your rape whistle because you’re too emotional a creature to properly determine if you are about to be raped or if you just feel like you’re about to be raped.
That’s the asinine thinking of Colorado Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar, who argued Friday against concealed carry on college campuses.
RedState’s Dana Loesch wrote a scathing article Monday on Salazar’s idiotic statement saying, “This is the real ‘war on women’ I’ve talked about: the progressive insistence that women disarm.”
Salazar spoke on the floor of the state House Friday and said:
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 around at somebody.
Uh-huh. Joe wants you to run to a safe zone, blow your whistle, and maybe the feeling of imminent danger will go away. Why doesn’t a woman just click her heels three times and say, “There’s no place like home”? Ridiculous. And dangerous.
Loesch and others took to Twitter to share their thoughts on whistleblowing vs. pulling out a legal firearm for self-defense. From Twtichy:
[email protected]: Honestly, #COLeg, can Salazar define what “feel like you’re going to be raped” means? #waronwomen”
[email protected]: Rapists can’t enter “safe zones.” Didn’t you know? Just like werewolves can’t enter holy ground. #Salazar #COLeg #waronwomen”
[email protected]: Dear Rep. Joe Salazar of Colorado: You owe the women of your state an apology for your insane, insensitive wacky views.”
[email protected]: Earlier today I “felt like I was going to be raped” found a call box and the feeling went away. #COLeg #Salazar”
According to the Fox News affiliate in Denver, Salazar issued an apology, if that’s what you want to call it, for his remarks:
I’m sorry if I offended anyone. That was absolutely not my intention. We were having a public policy debate on whether or not guns makes people safer on campus. I don’t believe they do. That was the point I was trying to make. If anyone thinks I’m not sensitive to the dangers women face, they’re wrong.
I am a husband and father of two beautiful girls, and I’ve spent the last decade defending women’s rights as a civil rights attorney. Again, I’m deeply sorry if I offended anyone with my comments.
The comments don’t offend me. It’s the brain that thinks women are safer with whistles that offends me.
Watch the Reveal Politics video of Salazar’s comments: