Witness Urges Women to Carry Guns

Gayle Trotter argued new mothers should have access to guns for protection.
2:39 | 01/30/13

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And ms. Trotter quick question. -- McKinley. In defending her. Home used -- Remington 870 express twelve gauge shotgun. That would not be banned under the statute correct. -- I don't those -- I don't remember what type of weapon she used. Trust me that's what it was -- it would not be -- under the statute so it doesn't. I think it proves the point that with ordinary farms not hundred magazine. Peculiar. Types of artifacts. People are quite -- defending itself in -- that was your example. I respectfully disagree I understand that you -- also graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. And you were close to Monticello where Thomas Jefferson and our declaration of independence. And close to Montpelier where James -- and was instrumental in drafting the bill of rights and I think you can understand. That as a woman I think it's very important not to. Place undue burdens. On our Second Amendment right to choose to defend ourselves -- have I don't know what I have I don't know what weapons -- use point my. Point is that the example you used. Is one that would not bear. In argument against. The proposal that is before us because that Remington 870 express is a weapon that would be perfectly allowed. So what -- have been unreasonable for her to use a different gun to protect her child. I think that if she was using a 100. Weapon let me put it another way she would clearly have an adequate ability to protect her family -- -- -- say that -- -- -- 100 round. Peace. How can you say that -- you are a large -- and you are not a teen aids a tall tall man -- -- not a young mother. Who has a young child with her and I'm passionate about this this position. Because you cannot undersea and you are not a woman. Stuck in her house having to defend her children not able to leave her child not able to -- seek safety. On the phone with 91 wine and she cannot get the least they're fast enough to protect her child -- -- she's not used to being in a fire -- And my point simply is that she did it adequately and successfully with lawful firearms. And without the kind of firepower that was brought to bear so that the twelfth thirteenth. Fourteen shots to be fired. By the man. Who shot him let. You have to -- and -- and -- mother. And another round.

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