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06/03/2013 03:17 pm ET Updated Jun 04, 2013

Rep. Steve Stockman's Staffers Ask Callers If Rape Victims Should Be Allowed To Carry Guns

Democrats who called Rep. Steve Stockman's (R-Texas.) office last week to advocate for gun control were asked a loaded question by one the congressman's staffers: Should women be able to use guns to defend themselves against rapists?

Stockman tweeted on Friday, "Democrats calling our office today to argue women should not be allowed to defend themselves with a gun if they are raped #WarOnWomen."

A spokesperson for Stockman told The Huffington Post in an email that a few "Democratic cranks" who lived outside of Stockman's district had called his office last week to "complain about people owning guns."

"When we asked if women should be allowed to carry a gun to fend off a rapist, they all said no," said Donny Ferguson, senior communications adviser to Stockman. "They apparently believe rapists are morally superior to gun owners."

Asked what he meant by "Democratic cranks," Ferguson said, "Just the kind of people who call an office to complain because they saw something on a left-wing website. Our own constituents are much nicer."

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