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Woman heckled for daring to want to protect children
« on: January 30, 2013, 04:02:33 PM »
Classy......typical

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During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill about how to prevent gun violence, Senior Fellow of the Independent Women’s Forum Gayle Trotter was loudly heckled by anti-gun advocates in the crowd after she suggested women need firearms to protect young children in their homes.

"An assault weapon in the hands of a young woman defending her babies at her home becomes a defense weapon,” Trotter said as jeers erupted. “Guns are the great equalizer during a violent confrontation.”

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse attempted to lecture Trotter about the type of gun she and women like her should use when defending their families.

Trotter was the only female on a panel of five witnesses who testified.

CATO Institute Policy Analyst and Denver University Professor David Kopel expressed a similar sentiment to Trotter in written testimony, pointing out higher violent crime rates in other countries with strict gun control laws, in particular against women.

“A woman in Great Britain is three times more likely to be raped than an American woman,” Kopel’s testimony reads. “Overall, the violent crime rate in England and Wales is far above the American rate. Using the standard definition for the four most common major violent crimes: homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.”

The hearing was expected to focus heavily on Senator Dianne Feinstein’s recently introduced assault weapons ban legislation, but instead, focus was shifted toward universal background checks and the lack of criminal prosecutions since 2006, specifically under the Obama Justice Department.

Federal prosecutors declined 82 percent more cases,” Texas Senator John Cornyn said while suggesting a second look at the country’s background check system in order to see what needs updating.

Many Democrats, Mark Kelly, and Baltimore Police Chief James Johnson repeatedly pushed for universal background checks by citing a background check statistic throughout the hearing saying, “40 percent of all guns sold don’t go through a background check.” This is a statistic the Washington Post has even declared false.

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy also claimed there is no federal punishment for straw purchasing, which isn’t true.

The federal government has promoted for decades a program called “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy,” which classifies the purchase of guns for criminals as a felony and includes the sever sentence of up to 10 years in prison for violators.

There was no shortage of Second Amendment mocking either. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin belittled the idea that the Second Amendment was put in place to protect against government tyranny. Chief Johnson said he found it “creepy.” The anti-gun crowd cheered them on and heckled at each mention of the Founding Fathers.

In terms of actual solutions to gun violence, Kopel suggested allowing teachers to carry weapons in schools using Utah as a model where schools have never been attacked. Kopal shot down a new assault weapons ban since it didn’t work the first time.

“In 2005 the National Institute of Justice study found that the 1994-2004 the manufacture or import of such magazines had no discernible benefit,” Kopel said. “Mandating universal background checks will only work with universal gun registration.”

Freshman Senator Ted Cruz cited the Clinton Justice Department in an argument against reinstating a law that didn’t work to reduce crime.

“Assault weapons ban failed to reduce the average number of victims of gun murder and incidents of multiple,” Cruz said citing Clinton’s DOJ.  “Under it there has been no discernible reduction the lethality and injuriousness of violence.”

The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre suggested armed guards in schools to protect children from violent intruders, asked that violent criminals be thrown in jail instead of released by Holder’s DOJ and dismissed calls for a new assault weapons ban and universal background checks.

"Feinstein's bill is based on falsehoods that people not familiar with firearms don't understand,” LaPierre said, adding a universal background check system will only lead to a “universal nightmare.”
"The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal." -- Aristotle

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Re: Woman heckled for daring to want to protect children
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 05:33:48 PM »
Try getting a life sirs.

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Re: Woman heckled for daring to want to protect children
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 05:35:22 PM »
Great rebuttal.......so "classy", and typical.  Bravo

Seriously, you could have shown some great maturity here, criticizing these hecklers for their blatant disrespect, and still held to your tweaked vision of the 2nd amendment.  But no, you have to make it personal, ignore what was posted, and initiate a snide comment at me.

I'd recomend that you toss the emotional blinders and show a little more maturity on your end.

or don't.
"The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal." -- Aristotle

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Re: Woman heckled for daring to want to protect children
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 05:52:22 PM »
SIRS....the hecklers are afraid of the truth!
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Re: Woman heckled for daring to want to protect children
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 05:58:35 PM »
Indeed.  As Miss Trotter referenced "We must address gun violence not with high-minded, empty gestures based on emotional appeal but, instead, with clear-headed, meaningful steps based on facts and logic"

Looking forward to when the left drops the agenda and actually looks to address the problems of gun violence with some common sense substance vs ideologically driven emotion
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Re: Woman heckled for daring to want to protect children
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 08:43:31 PM »
If there has to be a ban , I would want someone like BsB to write it. If BsB wrote something about guns I might disagree ever so strongly, but it would at least be based on real knoledge .

Then it could be voted on and pass or fail.

Instead the ban is written and admended by people who know little about how guns work or are used. It contains nonsense and is just unlikely to be any more effective than its earlyer iteration.

The thing is rediculous to discuss , and the discussion is so emotional that facts become irrelivant.

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Re: Woman heckled for daring to want to protect children
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 08:55:27 PM »
... the ban is written and admended by people who know little about how guns work or are used. It contains nonsense and is just unlikely to be any more effective than its earlyer iteration.

The thing is rediculous to discuss , and the discussion is so emotional that facts become irrelivant.

Couldn't have concluded better
"The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal." -- Aristotle