Yesterday, a Colorado Senate panel passed a bill that would ban concealed carry on campuses. This, after the moving testimony of a Nevada campus rape victim, Amanda Collins. Ms. Collins said she would have been able to defend herself from her rapist if Nevada law had permitted her to carry a weapon with her concealed weapons permit. Her poignant parting question to legislators: "“How does rendering me defenseless protect you against violent crime?”
Answer: It doesn't.
According to the Denver Post, professor Julie Carr complained that concealed carry holders "are not always law-abiding citizen." Did anyone point out that rapists never are?
This bill passed the Senate committee just a couple short weeks after Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar's shocking comments on women not having the sense to discern if they were really in danger or not (comments for which he got a free pass from the liberal media, feminists, and even Republicans).
The picture above by Daniel Petty of The Denver Post captures it all: stunned heartbreak on the part of young women realizing how very intentionally the government dismisses their safety in favor of the "comfort" of others--comfort, by the way, that is entirely illusory. This bill will ensure that far from being comfortable, students, particularly women, will be sitting ducks.