OBAMA HEARS FROM RAPE VICTIM ON CNN
A woman who was raped while attending the University of Northern Colorado confronted President Barack Obama during a national town hall meeting on guns that was broadcast Thursday on CNN.
“As a survivor of rape, and now a mother to two small children— you know, it seems like being able to purchase a firearm ofmy choosing, and being able to carry that wherever my— me and my family are— it seems like my basic responsibility as a parent at this point,” Kimberly Corban said during the meeting at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
CNN moderator Anderson Cooper noted during the meeting that Corban was a college student in Colorado in 2006 when she was raped by a man who broke into her apartment.
The town hall meeting came in the wake of Obama’s emergency gun measures in the wake of terror attacks in Colorado Springs and San Bernardino.
Corban questioned Obama directly: “I have been unspeakably victimized once already, and I refuse to let that happen again to myself ormy 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?”
Obama replied that nothing he has proposed makes it harder for her to buy a gun. What he is trying to do is make it more difficult for an attacker to go on the Internet and get a gun.
Soon after flying back to Denver on Friday, Corban said she felt itwas an honor for her, a “middle- ground gun advocate,” to be heard on a national stage and to speak with Obama. She said CNN invited her to the meeting because of her prior advocacy. “It’s not just crazy people,” people in militias or the families of terror attacks who support gun ownership.
Corban is a spokeswoman for the Weld County District Attorney’s Office and the mother of a 2 ½ - year- old boy and a girl who turned 1 on Friday, she said.
Corban in 2007