Gayle Trotter is second from right. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Gayle Trotter of the conservative Independent Women's Forum testified that banning high-capacity magazines would hurt women.

"Guns make women safer," Trotter argued, because they eliminate the advantage violent criminals might have in size and strength. "Using a firearm with a magazine holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, a woman would have a fighting chance even against multiple attackers."