Rape survivor Amanda Collins hits back at anti-gun state Sen. Hudak: ‘You weren’t there’ [video]

Earlier this week during a Colorado legislative hearing, rape survivor Amanda Collins told lawmakers she was sexually assaulted at gunpoint in a so-called campus “safe zone.” The man who attacked her is now on death row for killing a woman.

Revoltingly, Colorado state senator Evie Hudak told Collins the statistics were “not on your side.” “Chances are that if you would have had a gun, then he would have been able to get that from you and possibly use it against you,” she lectured.

As Twitchy reported yesterday, Hudak apologized privately, but Collins didn’t know “how genuine” Hudak’s apology really was.

On Wednesday morning, Collins continued hitting back on “Fox and Friends.” She defended her belief that “my choice in how I want to protect myself should not be mandated by the government” and said:

I was there. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind, that had I been carrying that night I would have at some point been able to stop my attack. And consequently, two other rapes would have been prevented and a young life would have been saved.

Watch the whole segment, courtesy of Right Sightings.


  • JesLHW

    So basically Senator Hudak said that since some women are murdered during violent assaults, we shouldn’t bother trying any sort of self-defense because it might not work. Lie back, take it, and die. Because what if you get hurt trying to fight back?

    • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

      Liberals are now supporting rapist right to occupy

      • BlueGood

        Clearly Sen. Hudak is safe from rape…she’s so fugly & fat she’d make a freight train take a dirt road….

        • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

          Nice pic!

    • IBXNJ

      Senator Hudak was follower of Tex Antoine…

    • grais

      Nonsense…they fully support a woman’s defending herself with vomit and/or urine.

    • BamaG

      didn’t you read the memo put out by the leftists: rape only happens for 30 seconds. murder is forever. just lay and piss yourself, like a good little victim.

    • Kevin Scott

      Sen. Hudak can afford to have this position since, judging by pictures of her, she is in absolutely no danger of confronting a rapist unless she visits one in prison.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    “Senator” Hudak is EVIL. EVIL HUDAK

  • EstepsAmerica

    I’m waiting for one of them to suggest that carrying a gun would be daring rapists to attack, a variation on “she is asking for it.”

  • Maxx

    Conservative women, when it comes to self defense, there can be no greater example of liberal hypocrisy than Democrats who hide behind “choice” to abort fetuses they don’t want to carry, who then demand the right to remove YOUR choice TO carry.

  • $23629333

    How better to reduce the costs involved in incarcerating criminals than to have rapists shot by their victims?

    At this point, someone will ask about the costs that would be involved in trying and – possibly incarcerating – those women. Perhaps we could have a don’t ask – don’t tell rule regarding such incidents.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    These liberals are always “pro choice” if you want to kill someone but not if you want to prevent someone from being killed. SMH

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    The Democrat Party fights their War on Women through their surrogate rapists and murderers. Big DNC contributors like Trial Lawyers and ACLU cheer them on when they fight for the “rights” of the walking vermin.

  • Garth Haycock

    Anyone else notice that Hudack quoted statistics without providing said statistics? In my world, that’s called pulling stuff out of one’s backside.

  • Charm4sure

    How long will it be before some Dem tells women to lay back and enjoy it.

  • Squirrel!

    Senator Hudak was born in NYC. Don’t know how much of her life she spent there but I did look her up on Wikipedia out of curiosity as to whether she’s a liberal transplant in CO. I hope this is a career ender fo her. The ppl of CO can’t be this stupid!

  • rivers

    Obama called and coddled Sandra Fluke, won’t call Amanda Collins. That there says it all about this full of crap administration.

  • Gallatin

    I love how Gretchen says; “what was your response back to ‘THAT WOMAN'”

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    It takes a special kind of douchebag to tell a rape victim she has to take it and not to defend herself.

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  • http://twitter.com/ZivaKS Kathy Skaggs

    I would conceal carry on a campus anyway reguardless of what the school said.

  • OneBadStud

    I’m pretty sure the statistics are on her side. Women who resist stranger rape with a gun almost always never get raped and never get hurt.

    • robertie10

      that is absolute bulls**t – statistics show that for every 1 successful Wyatt Earp female that another 83 are killed.

      • OneBadStud

        You don’t like it, that’s tough. It’s a fact. Raw data from the DOJ National Crime Survey for the last few decades prove that women who resist stranger rape with a gun never get hurt, nor raped. Read it slowly, so all the elements in that sentence sink in. Women who resist…stranger rape….with a gun…never get hurt…and rape completion almost nil.

        • robertie10

          Yes I would like to see that statistical comment if it exists because I have looked without success (I may have missed it). I also note that you didn’t quote it, wonder why ….. Common sense tells you that it is wrong to think that ‘ women who resist stranger rape with a gun never get hurt, nor raped.’ It is crazy to think that anyone would believe that.

      • [email protected]

        You neglected to quote which orifice you pulled your stats out of. Or did you get it fresh from the Brady Bunch?

  • Matt

    The stats sure as shit will show that a rapist is much less likely to attack a woman he knows has a good chance of being armed. I love how the Left seems to be fine with a rapists war on woman. Gigantic hypocrites.

  • JIAnderson

    I put this together and sent it to the esteemed senator. A picture is worth a thousand words. Pass it along!

  • http://twitter.com/sasha_ari Sasha Williams

    “She now faces a lifetime of recovery because” (predominately) conservative men don’t tell their sons “don’t rape”. “It’s all the woman’s fault!” they say, “just look at Eve!” “BE THE ALPHA MALE! NO CONSIDERATION FOR THE FEELINGS AND RIGHTS OF OTHERS!” “RESPECT IS FOR THE LEFTIST MEN!” “DON’T WEAR ‘SUGGESTIVE’ CLOTHING BECAUSE MEN ARE INCAPABLE OF SELF-CONTROL!” And there you have it, that’s how the rape culture is sustained.

    When a man on the street tried to grab me, I pushed him into on-coming traffic. Women you are strong, don’t think because you don’t have a gun you can’t defend yourself. If women want to carry fine, but those who aren’t comfortable with it should know there are other options. Forcing people to carry something that makes them uncomfortable is of no use to them if they’re going to choke at the trigger. Take a kickboxing class, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what your body is capable of. :)

    • Zanshi

      Congratulations: You’re officially weapons-grade stupid.

      Evil people will commit evil acts EVEN THOUGH they are told it’s wrong. Why is this so hard for liberals to understand? Good (conservative) parents ALREADY teach that rape is wrong, so why is it still happening? Hmmmm? Can you answer that? Of course not, little gun-grabber, you’re just here to troll.

    • almarquardt

      So we’re now blaming “conservative fathers?” Do you know any? Have you seen the research that proves rapists “predominantly” come from conservative upbringing?

      No one is arguing that women “must” carry a gun for protection, because as you pointed out, if that person is afraid of firearm they shouldn’t immediately go out and buy one (although I would suggest there’s nothing to fear and would offer to train in their proper use). It’s about the all the Washington bureaucrats claiming to know what’s in our best interest and removing all choice for our own protection. They don’t live our lives, so have know clue what dangers many of us face every day.

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

      You should use your CAPS key a lot more. I’m sure that will make us all take you more seriously in the future…

  • Rebecca Phillips

    What were the stats regarding Amanda getting raped in that location….sure they were stating “NOT”…so much for stats. Telling a victim such as Amanda about statistics is so so insentive and ridiculous. How does the saying go…”an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” …..The Senator has the sensitivity of a rock….stone cold woman….unbelievable.

    • robertie10

      Giving Amanda a lecture may not be right but she was lucky she didn’t have a gun because she had no time to get it out and try to be Annie Oakley. She would have been dead because the offender had a gun to her head. How was she going to get the gun out as by her own admission he took her to the ground instantly.

      • [email protected]

        Bob, She stated she was sure she would have had a chance to stop the assault. I tend to think she was wrong but I am not pompous enough to pretend to know what her situation and abilities were during the attack.

  • robertie10

    Let’s face it, he grabbed her and took her to the ground and put a pistol to her temple (her words). When and how was she supposed to get her gun out? If she had of done so and been a female Wyatt Earp or Annie Oakley then she would have ended up dead like his later victim. She is lucky to be alive and everyone knows it..

    • [email protected]

      Bob, what if they had allowed carry on campus and the bad guy decided to hang out in a dark alley off campus instead? I agree her chances were slim in her situation, and as I stated a better argument can be made for the deterrent value of more guns on the street/campus. Gun free zones are where these guys prefer to do their evil deeds. And a lot of people out there want to enable them even more. That’s just sick. You have to remember that the intent of these laws is to disarm law-abiding citizens, not the criminal. Only total idiots think any new laws will deter the criminals, the old ones didn’t! Even someof the sponsors of these bills have stated on the record they would not have stopped any of the recent shootings. If you feel good giving up God-given rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights, so be it. I don’t intend to be that weak and let them instill fear in me. It’s a violent world, it is our right to protect ourselves. The violence is on the decline, moreso in areas that don’t infringe on people right to self defense. Dialing 911 in no help, the police don’t even have an obligation to respond. See Warren v. District of Columbia.

  • [email protected]

    Statistically she was pretty much 100% likely to be raped once the attack began. Having a gun would not have increased her chance of being raped. Being disarmed by statute took away any chance no matter how statistically small that she could stop the perp. If she had been armed she might have been able to access her gun during the attack and end it. That would have “Saved just one life” because her attacker went on to murder one of his victims. But there are no statistics for what wouldn’t have happened. I wish she would also have made the argument to the Colorado “girl Senator’s club” that if some students on campus were armed the rapist would have likely moved to a school or other “rapist protection zone”. She would possibly not have been attacked at all. Gun control laws do save lives, the lives of criminals. They also serve to maximize the body count when a lunatic decides to kill. They don’t try to do mass shootings in police stations or gun stores. Theaters, schools, most workplaces, hospitals and such are the place to go if they want to make all the headlines. One bullet coming the other way would sometimes be enough to bring in the cowards “end game”. I once worked at a company that leased space in a bank building. They encouraged concealed carry by permit holders just in case a robber decided to exit the rear of the bank into the business. When we moved to a new location nothing changed about the carry policy. That was a great place to work. And nobody ever seemed to want to shoot the boss, even when we got laid off when the economy tanked. He was one of the good guys, armed and ready to respond in an emergency.

    • robertie10

      Go Wyatt Earp you are going to save the world – I don’t think.

      • [email protected]

        Bob, what are you prepared to do to help, dial 911?

  • http://www.implied-inference.com John Eastborough

    Excellent video! These misguided liberals are putting people’s lives in danger just to promote an insane agenda, and it’s high time someone got in their face about it. Reminds me of another great testimony, at the Brady Bill hearings, from Susan Gratia, survivor of a shooting: http://impliedinference.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/the-2nd-amendment-is-not-about-duck-hunting-susan-gratias-amazing-testimony/