During the unprecedented “town hall” event where President Obama touted gun control, an unexpected hero stole the show and likely changed a large number of minds across the nation.
She was a rape survivor and mother of two who bravely confronted the President during the event asking him why he favors measures that “make it harder for me to own a gun”, leaving her “less safe”.
Kimberly Corban, who survived being brutally raped for more than 2 hours while attending the University of Northern Colorado joined a town hall hosted by CNN and Anderson Cooper on Thursday night. She’s a rape survivor and mother of two who confronted Barack Obama on his executive action that would leave her less safe.
“As a survivor of rape and now a mother to two small children, you know it seems like being able to purchase a firearm of my choosing and being able to carry that where 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?”
President Obama appeared visibly confused as to how to answer Corban as she stood in front of him.
“Kimberly, first of all, your story is horrific. The strength you’ve shown in telling your story and being here tonight is remarkable and so I am really proud of you for that.
“I just want to repeat that there is nothing that we have proposed that would make it harder for you to purchase a firearm.”
The President then went on to question whether everyday Americans are capable of defending themselves, despite overwhelming evidence in the form of daily defensive gun uses.
“There are always questions as to whether or not having a firearm in the home protects you from that kind of violence. And I’m not sure we can resolve that — people argue it both sides. What is true is that you have to be pretty well-trained in order to fire a weapon against someone who is assaulting you and catches you by surprise. What is also true is always that possibility that firearm in the home leads to a tragic accident.”
Even liberal CNN talk show host & anti-gun advocate Van Jones was blown away by Corban’s story, saying his solution would be to “get her a gun”.
h/t – 9News