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Anti-Gun Advocates Heckle Woman Wanting to Defend Her Children During Gun Violence Hearing

MascisMan Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 4:51 PM
How about Christopher Boise who recently defended himself with an AR15? The same argument they make that AR15's are so extremely lethal and only to deal death, is the same argument why they are best needed for defensive purposes. The other way to look at it is this. If an intruder has an AR15, and our leadership has determined that AR15's are the most lethal small arms on the planet, shouldn't I, defending my family, have a weapon of equal efficiency and lethality? If a Remington 870 Express shotgun is just as effective as an AR15 at killing, then why aren't they wanting to ban those as well? Especially since shotguns kill more people than rifles each year (per FBI 2011 statistics)! Why is no one making this counter-argument?
psydoc Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 4:55 PM
Those are good points, MascicMan. I would like to know where the republicans are, and why we are not hearing this type of information from them.

CAPITOL HILL -- 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...