that a teenager who performed at Obama's Inaugural was just gunned down a block from her school, the melanin-fearing, microphallic, morally challenged tweezerheads (read: Wayne LaPierre and Co.) took center stage at the Senate hearings to gut any potential legislation that might prevent small children--or batshit insane motherfuckers--from getting their hands on their god-promised killing machines (and obscene amounts of ammunition) with which to strafe imaginary thundering herds of wildebeest...or classrooms full of real kindergartners. The lunacy that prevailed at the Senate hearing - it boggles the mind. Try this on for size:
Lawyer and gun rights supporter activist Gayle Trotter gave vivid testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee at a Wednesday hearing on gun violence. Trotter, a senior fellow at the conservative Independent Women's Forum, argued that a proposed ban on assault weapons would "disarm" vulnerable women and "put them at a severe disadvantage" in fights with multiple criminals.
Despite arguing for serious firepower, Trotter said later the most important thing about assault weapons for women's defense is the way the guns look.
"An assault weapon in the hands of a young woman defending her babies in her home becomes a defense weapon," said Trotter, a mother of six. "And the peace of mind she has ... knowing she has a scary-looking gun gives her more courage when she's fighting hardened violent criminals."
I . . . I just can't even. It should be noted that this particular whackjob thinks VAWA infringes on men's rights.
Where do these people come from? /rhetorical