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

TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 5:58 PM
In a one-week period in 2011, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) found that gun crime in six cities cost more than $38 million, and in the year 2010 cost the entire country more than $57 billion.

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...