Maryland is going through CCW law hearings right now and the following is testimony from a resident who lends a personal face to what is otherwise just statistics:
Kudos to the Daily Mail for actually being impartial in presenting this in their story: This incredibly difficult moment a rape survivor stood up in Maryland state Senate hearing to demand the right to carry a concealed weapon
A brave rape survivor took the podium at a Maryland state Senate meeting this week and told the frightening tale about being stalked by a man she never met.
Jacqueline Kahn was speaking in support of a measure that would allow residents in Maryland to carry concealed weapons for self-defense.
The state is currently one of just a handful in the nation that doesn’t allow residents to carry firearms on the basis of protection alone.
‘I need you to know this is so incredibly difficult for me, but I feel like if I don’t humanize this, if I don’t make it clear how this legislation actually affects your daughters, your mothers, the women of this state, then it’s all just a bunch of numbers,’ Kahn told lawmakers.
In her presentation, Kahn told the Senators about how a man was once arrested in her back yard with duct tape and a knife.
‘I wish I could tell you that’s the only time I’ve been stalked, or that’s the only man who has stalked anyone in the state of Maryland. But there’s a huge number of women, who like me have been raped, who like me have been sexually assaulted — and we want the right to be able to do what we would be allowed to do throughout the majority of the rest of the United States,’ she said. Kahn didn’t speak about the details of her rape.