State Senator Evie Hudak is the target of the most recent recall effort underway in Colorado. If you remember, back when Colorado gun control hysteria was at its peak, Hudak was the one who scolded rape victim Amanda Collins, telling her that a gun actually would not have helped her in her situation:
“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 that from you and possibly use it against you…”
She then quoted a statistic from the Colorado Coalition Against Gun Violence (I’m sure a very reputable source) that claimed that for every woman who used a gun to kill an attacker in self-defense, 83 women were murdered by them. Never mind these stats here:
- In the vast majority of those [annual 2.1 million] self-defense cases, the citizen will only brandish the gun or fire a warning shot.
- In less than 8% of those self-defense cases will the citizen even wound his attacker.
- Over 1.9 million of those self-defense cases involve handguns.
- As many as 500,000 of those self-defense cases occur away from home.
- Almost 10% of those self-defense cases are women defending themselves against sexual assault or abuse.
The most recent Colorado recall effort resulted in Senate President John Morse and rookie Senator Angela Giron both losing their seats. Hudak is already concerned that she will meet the same fate:
“A small group is seeking to undo the will of voters, who re-elected me to the Senate last November. Unable to defeat me then, they are now attempting a political power grab using a low-voter-turnout, no-mail-ballot recall election strategy.”
If the voters succeed again in booting this gun-grabber out of office, I’m sure she’ll blame her defeat on “voter suppression.” The truth of the matter is, these gun-grabbing politicians aren’t representing the opinions of Coloradans. They’re on Mayor Bloomberg’s payroll.