From Bearing Arms' Jenn Jaques:

"When Kimberly Corban was being honored by Susan LaPierre at the (NRA Annual Meeting)  luncheon, Kristi McMains immediately recognized her. Kimberly’s appearance on the Obama’s town hall “Guns in America” on CNN had altered the course of her life, and most definitely armed her to be able to avoid the same fate and possibly death.

Kristi told her friend, “I have to meet her!”

She made her way through the crowd and, choking back tears of overwhelming gratitude, introduced herself to Kimberly, describing in detail how she, as an absolute stranger, saved her life:"

Read the entire article HERE.

 
 
Kimberly has talked with Cam Edwards now more times than she can count, but this is the first time she "had the feels" on one of his shows. After just having come from the NRA Women's Leadership Forum and the NRA-ILA Forum at the Annual Meeting earlier in the day, she braved a Louisville monsoon (note the "fabulous" hairstyle) and made it to the NRAAM expo where she told Cam about an incredible experience which occurred just hours before.

**Due to the brief nature of their meeting at the luncheon, Kimberly had not yet got all of the facts on the attempted murder case. More information on the woman's heroic act can be found HERE.**
 
 
Following her groundbreaking live-tweet of the 10th anniversary of her rape, Kimberly Corban sat down with Jenn Jaques from Bearing Arms at the NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY to answer the flood of questions that followed the MAy 12th top trending hashtag #Kim10.

Read the complete article on Bearing Arms HERE.
 
 
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The Conservative Review followed Kimberly's minute by minute account of her rape on the 10th anniversary. Read Nate Madden's piece HERE.

"The rape survivor, who went toe-to-toe with President Obama on gun rights, commemorated the ten-year anniversary of the event that changed her life by tweeting it in real time.

Kimberly Corban was a college student in Northern Colorado when she was sexually assaulted in the early hours of May 12, 2006. On Thursday, a decade to the day later, the mother of two and gun rights advocate told her horrific story story as it happened with the goal of "true and raw understanding" of the trauma that she and other victims have experienced.

 
 
“I don’t ever want pity and I don’t want to be looked at as a victim because I’m not,” Corban said. “The coolest thing that has happened to me over the last decade is the ability to put on my presentation and watch victims use their own voices to dig themselves out of that hole.

“When it comes time for me to leave this Earth, I will be very happy to know that is the legacy I am leaving behind.”

The Greeley Tribune covered Kimberly's 10th anniversary of her assault on May 12th, 2016. Read the article HERE.
 
 
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"No campus carry legislation arms students. On the contrary, it merely prevents universities and colleges from disarming permit holders who bear arms practically everywhere else."

Read NRA America's 1st Freedom's VX Article HERE.

 
 
The Daily Signal showcases Kimberly's journey from survivor to advocate after a CPAC interview with Melissa Quinn.
 
 
Hot Air's Ed Morrissey caught up with Kimberly at the Townhall Media booth at CPAC. Read his article HERE.
 
 
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From Bearing Arms:

As Maryland’s leaders begin their consideration of HB 1002, House Minority Leader Nic Kipke found an original way to appeal to his fellow representatives on the issue. Let them hear from someone who suffered as the direct result of the effects this bill would have on women. The bill, which would ban firearms on college campuses even if a person has a carry permit, would fail to provide Title IX rights to women by denying them the right to carry a gun in an effort to make them equal against a (larger) make attacker. The following letter, penned by assault survivor Kimberly Corban, was addressed to the members of the Maryland General Assembly last night:

Good evening Mister Chair and Members of the Committee:

In the early morning hours of May 12th, 2006, a stranger broke in to my college area apartment, held me in my room for two hours, and sexually assaulted me. I had to lay in my bed at 20 years old, completely defenseless, thinking this was how I was going to die. I managed to survive my attack but the damage had already been done. While the police captured my rapist and he was successfully prosecuted the following year by the Weld County District Attorney’s Office, the battle against depression, PTSD, and seizures related to the rape had only begun.

I returned to school only to be left feeling fearful and exposed. Years later, as a graduate student, I chose to exercise my second amendment right by training and lawfully obtaining a permit to carry concealed, including on my college campus at the University of Northern Colorado. Through the help of extensive counseling and the security of my chosen self-defense method, I was able to complete my coursework and earn a degree I may not have otherwise obtained.

Title 9 states no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. As we are well aware, young college women are at the greatest risk of being sexually assaulted, and campus crimes are an increasing problem across the country.

Civil rights activists and organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) state that “when students suffer sexual assault and harassment, they are deprived of equal and free access to an education.” Further, according to an April 2011 letter issued by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, “The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students’ right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.”

To put a very fine point on this easily accessible Google-definition, sexual assault, or even the threat of a sexually-based crime denies victims from receiving the same educational experience as their non-victimized peers. With a one in four sexual victimization ratio for women, this places us at a huge disadvantage. Typically, our attackers are of a larger stature or at the very least carry out their assaults under the threat of serious bodily injury or death. If a campus carry ban is passed, your daughters, sisters, mothers, and friends are rendered defenseless on our campuses before we are even violated. A firearm levels the playing field.

Who are we to deny college students, faculty, and staff who wish to educate themselves, train, and lawfully carry a concealed firearm on campus from doing so? Clearly, we are willing to do what is necessary to protect ourselves and our peers from harm. Rapists, like the one in my case, do not need a weapon to commit their crimes, and those who do use a firearm we know completely ignore the imaginary lines called “gun-free zones”. Do not confuse a false sense of safety due to a ban on concealed carry with actual safety.

I beg you, please do not legislate your young college students into being victims.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Corban


 
 
Kimberly was invited to CPAC to participate in a "real townhall' discussion sponsored by the National Rifle Association of America as a response to CNN's televised segment with President Obama. Kimberly was joined by Mercedes Schlapp, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, and NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox for an hour-long discussion on our second amendment rights.