by Kimberly Corban - Tuesday, July 12, 2016
In response to a Democratic presidential debate question on Oct. 13, 2015, Hillary Clinton put the 5 million members of the NRA at the top of the list of enemies she is most proud of.
This is unprecedented: On national television, a candidate for president of the United States named peaceable, law-abiding gun owners, who are simply trying to protect the Second Amendment, as her biggest enemies. She even listed NRA members ahead of Iran—the world’s largest sponsor of state terrorism. Drug cartels, Vladimir Putin, North Korea and ISIS terrorists didn’t even get a mention.
Clinton’s declaration made us wonder how NRA members feel about being recklessly declared her enemy. So we decided to ask them: How does it feel to be named Public Enemy Number 1 by Hillary Clinton?
Today we hear from Kimberly Corban, a rape survivor who was largely dismissed by President Barack Obama at a televised town hall meeting earlier this year.
On May 12, 2006, my life was irrevocably changed. A stranger broke into my college area apartment, held me in my room for two hours and raped me. My horror did not end when I called 911 for help, nor did it cease when my rapist was captured weeks later. Even a guilty conviction at trial with a sentence of 24 years in prison failed to be enough to end the damaging effects that becoming the victim of a violent crime imposes upon a person.
When I went public with my story, I did so in hopes that I could save just one person from having to experience the trauma I had at the hands of pure evil. I dove into therapy, used necessary medication, trained in self-defense tactics and acquired my permit to lawfully carry a concealed firearm. I knew if another situation ever arose where I or my family was in imminent danger, I would have the ability to fight back—not be left defenseless merely hoping to live through yet another nightmare.
Now 10 years after my attack, Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee and has named me the enemy she is most proud of. A woman who has fought tirelessly to overcome adversity and bring to light crimes of sexual violence by sharing my story across the nation. A mother to a 1- and 2-year-old who will protect them in every way humanly possible from those who wish to do them harm. A middle-class American who demands that her rights as a crime victim and a citizen of this nation be respected.I was dismissed and criticized by leftists because my story did not fit their gun-control narrative.
When I stood up in front of President Obama and the nation as a survivor of rape on CNN’s town hall in January, my story of triumph over trauma was on display for the world to hear. I was dismissed and criticized by leftists because my story did not fit their gun-control narrative. I am a survivor taking personal responsibility for the safety of myself and my children. President Obama, Hillary and their fellow tyrannical peers’ message was clear—they need victims reliant on the government to save them, not survivors who have learned they must save themselves.
Women are being lectured that we need to vote for our nation’s first female presidential candidate simply because of our gender. As a woman, the very idea is a misogynistic insult. Do not insinuate that I am incapable of making my own educated decisions by telling me that my biology dictates who I should or should not elect to represent me. Feminism to me means equal opportunity, not equal success. I have watched Hillary say she champions women’s rights, but instead she shows that she seeks to disarm women who need firearms as an equalizer, leveling the playing field against physically dominant attackers like mine. Hillary had her equal opportunity to earn my respect, but she has failed time and again to prove she is qualified to lead this nation.
I, along with millions of Americans and members of the National Rifle Association, are the very people Hillary is demonizing during this election cycle. Her detesting citizens who hold dear personal responsibility as a way of life does nothing more than reveal her true agenda. Hillary does not wish to represent us as Americans, she wishes to rule over us.
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