Lawmaker criticized for 'hot little girls' and guns comment

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Posted: Feb 18, 2015 7:34 PM

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore has drawn criticism over a comment about concealed weapon permits.

The Las Vegas Republican came under fire from Assembly leaders and women's groups after she was quoted in the New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1G4DJ7V) as saying "hot little girls" need concealed weapons to defend themselves from rapists.

She said assaults would decrease once sexual predators got bullets in their heads.

The Nevada Women's Lobby and Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Marilyn Kirkpatrick issued statements against Fiore's comments, calling them unrepresentative of rape victims and objectifying of women.

Fiore didn't back down from her statement and said on her website that the quote was not the most "eloquent" but she still stood by the sentiment behind it.