The National Rifle Association honored Kimberly Corban, a rape survivor who confronted President Barack Obama on his stance on the Second Amendment in January during a CNN town hall.
Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, recognized Corban last week at the NRA annual meeting, according to the Washington Free Beacon. (VIDEO: Watch Taya Kyle Confront Obama During Town Hall Event On Guns In America)
Corban said the honor was “humbling.”
“This is actually my first meeting, and I didn’t realize it was so big. 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,” she said. “To hear how many people that impacted and took something away from that is really, really humbling.” (RELATED: Obama To Rape Survivor: Guns For Me, Not For Thee)
During January’s town hall, Corban told Obama, “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 wherever me and my family are, it seems like my basic responsibility as a parent at this point.” (RELATED: Obama Spouts Falsehoods At Gun Control Town Hall)
“I have been unspeakably victimized once already, and I refuse to let that happen again to myself or my kids,” Corban insisted. “So why can’t they see 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?”
After Corban appeared on the CNN town hall, she tweeted, “Death threats following being honest about my assault and views on gun control on natl tv are exactly why I carry.”
— Kimberly Corban (@Kimberly_Corban) January 8, 2016
In the aftermath of being raped as a college sophomore, Corban took handgun training classes and began carrying. Eventually she became involved in fighting for gun rights and advocating on behalf of the Second Amendment.
“I went down and sat in front of the senators and talked about my horrible experience and why it was I needed the right to carry,” Corban said, according to Free Beacon. “I was fine keeping to myself and carrying that firearm knowing that if I needed to use it to protect myself or my peers that I was able to do so.”