Colorado Democrat: Government—not guns—will keep you safe

Guest Post by Mara Zebest

The Democrat statist Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst believes the 2nd amendment argument that guns can be used as a form of self-defense is ridiculous. According to Hullinghorst, it’s government that keeps you safe—not guns. Never mind all the evidence to reveal the horrific results of gun-control polices found in this warning from the UK and a list of massacres that followed the disarmament of the citizenry.

Democrat Hullinghorst also believes that there is no right to carry a gun, but rather the citizens have a right NOT TO CARRY. Hey—that’s not my logic—that’s the logic of a statist.


But wait, there’s more, Hullinghorst also feels gun-control—a.k.a. people-control—will keep the children safer. Uh, yeah… cause that works soooo well for Chicago citizens and their children (even the police aren’t safe in Chicago).

WashTimes reports the following:

DENVER — Another Colorado Democrat has stoked the state’s raging gun-control debate by challenging the argument that guns are needed for self-defense.

Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst said in an interview on YouTube last week that firearms ownership is redundant because the state Legislature keeps citizens safe  from harm.

“As a woman, I have the right not to carry a gun and to feel safe on the streets, and that’s what we provide for in the state Legislature is for all of us in the state of Colorado — to feel safe on the streets without having to carry a gun,” said Mrs. Hullinghorst on “The Tim Caffrey Show.”

She also took a swipe at gun owners.

“The thought that the only way we can protect ourselves is to wield our own weapon is completely absurd and an argument that I absolutely discount as frivolous,” Mrs. Hullinghorst said.

Her comments came as Democrats face a strong backlash against the Colorado Legislature’s sweeping gun-control legislation passed earlier this year. Early voting already has begun in the Sept. 10 recall elections of Democratic state Sens. Angela  Giron and John Morse over their votes in March in favor of the bills.

State Sen. Greg Brophy, a candidate for the 2014 GOP gubernatorial nomination, said Mrs. Hullinghorst’s stance “speaks volumes about the Democratic agenda on guns.”

“Unbelievably naive from a citizen. Absolutely dangerous from an elected official and leader of the Democratic Party in Colorado,” Mr. Brophy told Colorado Peak Politics.

This wasn’t the first time state Democrats have tangled with gun owners over the self-defense issue. Democratic state Sen. Evie Hudak touched off an outcry in March when she told a rape victim that it was unrealistic to expect that she would have been able to fend off her attacker with a gun, saying, “Statistics are not on your side.” […]

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