Rape victim questions President about gun policy

Posted at 9:29 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-09 00:48:18-05

A Colorado rape survivor, who is also a gun rights advocate, is getting a lot of attention for directly questioning President Barack Obama about his gun policy during a CNN town hall forum called "Guns in America."

"I want to know where is his hard limit when it comes to gun control laws," said Kimberly Corban.

This week President Obama made a push for tougher gun laws by announcing executive actions aimed at expanding background checks. The President said his actions are designed to prevent mass shootings.

During the forum, Corban explained she was a rape survivor and mother of two small children. She went on to ask the President, "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?"

Corban said she was not satisfied with the President's answer when he responded that his proposal would not make it harder for her to purchase a firearm.

"It absolutely will affect my rights. If the background checks that he's talking about start taking place in the mental health sector... I have been diagnosed with PTSD, I have been diagnosed with depression where does that stop?" Corban said.

Obama's package of executive actions aims to curb what he's described as a scourge of gun violence in the U.S., punctuated by appalling mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut; Charleston, South Carolina; and Tucson, Arizona, among many others. After Newtown, Obama sought far-reaching, bipartisan legislation that went beyond background checks.


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