Kimberly Corban, 29, is a rape survivor and gun rights advocate who asked a very tough question of President Obama during Thursday night’s “Guns in America” town hall at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
George Mason University, like most American universities, is a gun-free zone.
Corban was sexually assaulted on May 12, 2006, while she was studying at the University of Northern Colorado. Her attacker barged into her apartment at 5:00 a.m. that morning and assaulted her for two hours.
Although he was later apprehended and is now serving 24 years to life behind bars, she still struggles with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and stress-related seizures.
Nevertheless, Kimberly doesn’t let this deter her efforts to promote women gaining access to firearms for self-protection.
Here is the question she asked that has generated a lot of buzz:
As a survivor of rape and now a mother to two small children, it seems like being able to purchase a firearm of my choosing, and being able to carry that wherever me and my family are, it seems like my basic responsibility as a parent at this point. I have been unspeakably victimized once already, and I refuse to let that happen again to myself or my kids. So why can’t your administration see that these restrictions that you’re putting to make it harder for me to own a gun, or harder for me to take that where I need to be is actually just making my kids and I less safe?
You can watch the full exchange between Corban and President Obama from Thursday’s CNN’s event below:
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