Gayle Trotter is now officially the most insane gun advocate in America
You probably don’t know who Gayle Trotter is. I didn’t either until I saw some of her testimony before a Senate committee on gun violence. You can watch it here, and I beg you to do so.
The crux of her argument seems to be that assault weapons shouldn’t be banned because young women need them to be safe. However, while you know how I feel about assault weapons bans, quotes like these make me question the sanity of every person alive who isn’t me. This is the definition of “crazy talk.”
Young women are speaking out as to why AR-15 weapons are their weapon of choice. The guns are accurate. They have good handling. They’re light. They’re easy for women to hold.
And most importantly, their appearance. An assault weapon in the hands of a young woman defending her babies in her home becomes a defense weapon, and the peace of mind that a woman has as she’s facing three, four, five violent attackers, intruders in her home, with her children screaming in the background, the peace of mind that she has knowing that she has a scary-looking gun gives her more courage when she’s fighting hardened, violent criminals.
Three, four, or five violent attackers? When the fuck does this ever happen except in the fantasies of gun nuts? It’s as if she has never even heard of reality, and has chosen to live instead in a dream like state where the only inputs are poorly written Hollywood action movies. I’m stunned that she was even allowed to continue her testimony after this.
By the way, she also said that she speaks on behalf of “millions” of American women. Please, if you’re one of these women, let me know. Because I want to be sure we’re clear that I’m not a violent criminal myself and don’t want to be gunned down by you should I ever accidentally pull into the wrong driveway.
I have to get off of the internet now and go watch some more realistic television than what I just saw in that C-SPAN clip. When does The Walking Dead come back on again?