Democrat Congressman Gets Asked, “Why Don’t You Support A Woman’s Right To Choose To Defend Herself?”


Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) recently put on a town hall meeting entitled “Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America.” So, you’d think a question about women who want the right to choose to defend themselves would fit right in.

Not so much, it seems. After a woman asked the congressman why, since he’s pro-choice when it comes to abortion, he doesn’t support a woman’s right to choose when it comes to self defense his answer is, “Next question.”

We’ve spent the last couple of years talking about a supposed “war on women,” with Republicans cast as chauvinists unconcerned with the danger women are in. So, this is sort of an important question for Democrats to answer.

Why shouldn’t women, the nation’s fastest growing demographic of gun owners, be allowed the opportunity to keep and bear arms for the purpose of their own self defense?

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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