Last night, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) hosted an anti-gun townhall panel event at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA.
With the help of the Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans club, hundreds of constituents from Virginia’s 8th congressional district-mostly Second Amendment activists-came to the event to express their dismay with Congressman Moran’s support for anti-gun policies.
The event, “Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America,” featured five gun control speakers:
“Our nation’s gun problems go far beyond these mass shootings…People are shot on a daily basis,” Moran said.Omar Samaha – Advocate with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence; family member of gun violence victim in Virginia Tech tragedy
David Chipman – ATF Special Agent (retired), advisor to Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Josh Horwitz – Executive Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Earl Cook – Chief of Police, City of Alexandria
Jonathan Lowy – Director of the Legal Action Project, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Karen Marangi – Advisor to Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Principal, the Raben Group
During the Q&A section portion of the townhall event, young conservative activist and gun owner Celia Bigelow confronted Moran about supporting female victimhood.
Bigelow asked, “But why aren’t you pro-choice when it comes to self-defense for women?”
She added, “Why do male politicians like to stand from their ivory towers and like to tell women how they should defend themselves…for example, why don’t you guys listen to the young rape victims in Colorado when they said that if they had a gun they could have prevented their attacker?”
Watch the full exchange below:
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