It has been a very long time since I have felt compelled to hand out a Flaming Jackass Award (or even just write in general). This is not because there have been no worthy candidates in recent months, but primarily due to the general busyness of life during and immediately after the election. It is with great personal sacrifice that I have researched , and now bring to you, the first Flaming Jackass Award winner of the new year: the Colorado Democratic Caucus.
It is certainly no secret that the Colorado Legislature, with a Democratic majority, has been pushing extraordinary gun control measures through. In fact, that would seem to be the primary focus of Colorado Democrats in this session. The real lunacy started when Rep. Joe Salazar (D) gave a now (in)famous speech in which he stated, “That’s why we have call boxes, that’s why we have safe zones, that’s why we have whistles, because you just don’t know who you’re going to be shooting at,” referring to denying women the right to conceal carry on college campuses to avoid rape and other violent crime.
It’s kind of difficult to imagine that Democratic lawmakers would continue to insert their foot into their mouths over this issue after the blowback from Rep. Salazar’s comments. Enter Rep. Paul Rosenthal (D):
Ladies, just learn judo and you will be fine. Forget about carrying a concealed weapon on campus. If you are a 4’11″ woman, just use some judo moves on your 6’5″ assailant. Problem solved!
Colorado Democratic State Senator Jessie Ulibarri recommends you defend yourselves with… a ballpoint pen!
So ladies, the Colorado Democrats really don’t care about your self defense, at least not the one method that is sure to make would-be attackers think twice. And that method is not judo or call boxes. As Dana Loesch remarked, “This is the real “war on women” I’ve talked about: the progressive insistence that women disarm.” The Colorado Democratic caucus is certainly deserving of this Flaming Jackass Award for restricting the rights of women to self-defense with their shameless attack on the Second Amendment rights of CCW permit holders.
Thank you to Colorado-based Revealing Politics for their coverage of this fiasco.