From NRA: America's First Freedom

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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."

Read the full article HERE.
 
 
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.**
 
 
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"The National Rifle Association honored a rape survivor who challenged President Obama on gun rights during a nationally televised town hall at the NRA’s annual convention.

Kimberly Corban described the praise from the country’s largest gun rights organization as humbling.

“This is actually my first meeting and I didn’t realize it was so big,” she said to the gathering. “It’s funny when you’re in a small room with the president and a bunch of cameras you don’t think beyond who I’m talking to at that time. To hear how many people that impacted and took something away from that is really, really humbling.”"

Read the full article 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.

 
 
"Sitting at her computer, Kimberly Corban shares a deeply personal account of her rape 10 years later as she tweets out details she has never talked about outside of the police investigation or court.

Corban began tweeting around 5:00 in the morning, around the time when the assault happened. During the course of the day she sent out dozens of tweets that tell her story chronologically."

See Channel 7 NEws' Liz Gelardi's report HERE.


 
 
“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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From the Bradford Era:

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Keynote speaker Kimberly Corban speaks during a “Take Back the Night” rally and march against rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and sexual abuse held on Wednesday night at the Harriett B. Wick Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

In 2006, Corban was a college student at the University of Northern Colorado, when an intruder broke into her apartment and raped her. She has worked ever since to advocate on behalf of sexaul assault survivors and in support of gun rights. The event was part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities being held on campus this month."