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Colo. lawmaker apologizes for rape remark

Published On: Mar 06 2013 08:31:30 AM CST
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Colorado state Sen. Evie Hudak is apologizing for comments she made to a rape victim who testified against a bill banning concealed-carry weapons on college campuses.
    
Hudak, a Democrat from Westminster, told Amanda Collins, 27, of Reno, Nev., the rapist could have used the gun against her. Hudak said after the meeting her job is to keep the safety of all college campus students in mind.
    
Collins on Tuesday said Hudak's comments were shocking and disturbed her deeply.
    
The AP generally doesn't identify people who say they are the victims of sexual assault, but Collins testified at a public meeting that had she been permitted to use her concealed-carry permit and carry her gun on campus, the incident may have ended differently.

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