The controversy stirred by Colorado Democratic RepresentativeJoe Salazar
, who made comments aboutrape and guns on college campuses
that set off Republicans, carried over onto the comments section of our post on the subject. Here's the take of a reader who questions Salazar's thesis that the presence of a gun could potentially cause more problems.
No Snakes writes:
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Salazar is obviously an idiot. Whistles? Call boxes? Safe zones? Your average Police response is 10 minutes. Some people say 10 minutres is ok. BS! A LOT can happen in 10 minutes. Ask a lady who has been raped how long 10 minutes is. Ask a Columbine or Aurora theater survivor how long 10 minutes is.
I'm not saying the answer is for everyone to carry a gun. Pepper spray can be a beautiful thing if used correctly. Whatever your position on the 2nd Amendment is, the thought that SOMEBODY might be packing can do a lot to make a would-be rapist think a little more about whether it's worth risking it.
I don't guess Mr. Salazar has a daughter...
Note: A subsequent poster notes that Salazar has two daughters.
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