“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.”
That totally explains why I shot that guy in the garage a couple of years ago. I felt like I was in trouble and didn’t have a whistle. There was no call box in sight. So pop! Pop! Pop!
Except, I didn’t. Shocking, I know. If the jerk in the garage has extra holes, it’s got nothing to do with me or the .45 that was sitting on my hip that day.
You see, Mr. Salazar, in spite of your misogynistic ideas, women are perfectly capable of responsible decision making. We do it every day. And no, I do not accept your feeble excuse for an apology.
“I’m sorry if I offended anyone. That was absolutely not my intention,” Salazar said. “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.”
Gosh! Women aren’t only incapable of reason, they’re easily offended too.
Don’t apologize for ‘offending people.’ Basically what that is saying is, “I really believe what I just said, I just didn’t realize you were so sensitive.” Notice there was no apology for the insinuation that women are easily frightened creatures that jump at shadows and would shoot indiscriminately. Just that the insinuation might hurt your feelings.
People of Colorado, this is what your representatives think of you. They are fine with you getting high, but they don’t trust you with your own defense. Or maybe that’s the point. They want your senses dulled and your defenses down. Maybe you should have a bit of a chat with them and remind them who they work for.
Everyone needs to be keeping an eye on this. Don’t ignore it because you live in a free state. If the gun control crowd wins in Colorado, they will push for more. Your state may be next. Don’t let them win. Make them go home and lick their wounds rather than be empowered for the next battle.