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After the top of the hour a democratic -- Colorado coming under fire now for her remarks during a hearing on gun control measures Monday.
Had she been armed with a gun.
-- This wanna say that actually statistics are not on your side even if -- had a -- You used said that -- -- martial arts student and yet I mean.
Because this individual was so large she was able to overcome you.
Even with your skills.
And chances are that that if you -- had a gun.
Then he would have been able to get that from you and possibly use it against you.
Amanda Collins who was assaulted at gunpoint in October 2007 was on the receiving end of those controversial remarks and she.
Joins -- now live from Reno Nevada this morning good morning to Amanda.
And -- -- I'm fine thank you what was your response.
Back to that woman after she said that to you.
And -- respectfully senator you weren't there.
She was not the one who then went through the rape that you went through.
Rain and that day I was there and nine now beyond a shadow -- -- -- in and night -- had I been hearing that night.
I would have at some point been able to stop my attack and consequently.
To moderates would -- and prevent -- any I'm like forget that -- Because the man who attacked you and -- you is now on death row after killing.
A woman did he have a gun when he attacked you.
Seen and he had married -- -- arbitrary line that is drive at the university at their battery now.
He also of course broke the law in deciding to -- -- to you.
But you feel like the OS has been placed on you as the woman as the victim in this discussion.
I believe that it -- turnaround to me have.
Yeah I had injuries being -- at and they're talking about all the things that winning can deal to reduce their risk.
And I I talked about the experience I had and martial arts training and everything that I had then to reduce Perez.
To show them that that's all it is is risk reduction and it's not a -- heat.
And the bag and my choice and how I want to protect myself should not be mandated by the government.
You say you can have all the train in the world but the one equalizing factor between a male and a female is a firearm and in fact you had a firearm.
In your car.
Actually is in my home because as I like the lost -- now in -- daddy can't even having your vehicle on campaign.
And so I left out home that me.
As a lot I think anything.
So you they have talent that permit it you leaving your -- and you had you had that gun with you what would have happened.
I would have been able to stop -- attack while I was and progress.
How are you doing now as a result of having been -- assault victim.
Well and you know they healing process is as lifelong.
And and I'm I am speaking now -- About face because.
There needs to be a voice for -- You now and then even after it testified in Colorado woman -- -- to me and she gave me a hat and she showed me the -- football on Yankee team.
And she's sending you for speaking out because I'm not gonna get it TM pet to testify but this is the -- that can -- me.
And -- -- we remember.
Famously at Colorado State represented just -- -- who said call boxes and whistles were were plenty.
For women that they didn't need to be carrying a concealed weapon.
Amanda Collins and thank you for your bravery and for coming forward and telling your story and we appreciate it.
Blanket -- me.
What you think about that -- now you know -- -- us.
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