Evie Hudak is a Colorado state senator and one of the sponsors of Colorado’s magazine capacity limitation bill, which has sent Magpul and other in-state gun manufacturers looking for their exit visas. She was also the person who suggested that a rape survivor lie back and think of
England Colorado if it ever happened again:
Rape survivor Amanda Collins bravely spoke about her horrific attack during a Monday legislative hearing concerning Colorado’s proposed ban on concealed firearms on college campuses. She explained how she wished she would’ve had a firearm to defend herself from her rapist, which could have possibly prevented the attack from occurring.
After calling her story “unsettling,” Democratic state Sen. Evie Hudak quickly went after Collins, saying “actually, statistics are not on your side, even if you had a gun.”
“You said that you were a martial arts student, I mean person, experienced in Tae Kwon Do, and yet because this individual was so large, was able to overcome you even with your skills, and chances are that if you had had a gun, then he would have been able to get that from you and possibly use it against you,” she added.
Hudak claimed that for every one woman who used a handgun to kill someone in self-defense, 83 were murdered by them.
“Respectfully senator, you weren’t there,” Collins said before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. “Had I been carrying concealed, he wouldn’t have known I had my weapon; and I was there. I know without a doubt in my mind at some point I would’ve been able to stop my attack by using my firearm.”
Republican state Sen. Ted Harvey took a shot at Democrats’ gun control efforts, telling Collins that the point of Colorado’s proposed ban on firearms on campus is to make sure people aren’t “uncomfortable.”
“How does rendering me defenseless protect you against violent crime?” Collins asked.
“What we are trying to do here tonight is not to protect ourselves from violent crime. What we are trying to do here tonight is prevent students and teachers from feeling uncomfortable by you carrying a gun to protect yourself,” Harvey said.
Some Coloradans are attempting to make Hudak feel a bit uncomfortable herself, by launching Recall Hudak.com, which notes:
The clock is ticking, We only have 60 days to obtain the required number of signatures to initiate a recall election. Anyone over 18 and a U.S. citizen is qualified to circulate petitions. If you would like to help, click on the “How to Help” tab above and we will contact you shortly.
A reader of the blog and fellow National Review Cruise attendee asked me to link to the above Website and its related Facebook page, which notes that the group looking for volunteers to aid their cause, such as collecting signatures and a notary public. If you’re in vicinity of Denver or Arvada, check out their Facebook page, and sign their petition.