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Party of compassion?

To the Editor:

The liberal Democrats like to advance an image of being compassionate toward the defenseless and downtrodden, but here are some facts that contradict this claim.

Amanda Collins was a University of Colorado student in 2007 when she was attacked and raped 50 feet away from the campus police station. She had a concealed carry permit but was prohibited from carrying a firearm on university property because of its rules.

Apparently, her attacker missed the memo because he was armed. Ms. Collins has martial arts skills but was no match for an armed criminal twice her size. She was unable to defend herself and now lives with the recurring nightmare of that evening.

While testifying to the Colorado Legislature, who was holding hearings regarding gun control, Ms. Collins didn’t find much sympathy with the Democrats. She relayed her horrific story and lamented not being able to defend herself with a firearm. Sen. Evie Hudak, a Democrat, dispassionately told her that the statistics on rape weren’t on her side.

Of course, Amanda became a statistic that night. Democratic Rep. Joe Salazar told her she could have used a whistle or gone to a call box for help. To them, a whistle is an equalizing defense against a gorilla with a gun, I guess.

It is further proof that liberals only care about their political agenda, not crime victims. They are willing to disarm defenseless women like Amanda to achieve their ideological goals. Caring and compassionate liberals? I think not.

Mark Rehorst

Woodstock

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