When Kim Corban was a 20-year-old college student, a predator broke into her student housing and assaulted her in the middle of the night.

Years later, Corban is now a mother of two and she has a message for any would-be predators who count on unarmed, defenseless victims like 20-year-old Corban.

Corban says:

I was a normal, 20-year-old college student. When I moved into off-campus housing, they boasted that it was safe: not a single incident since it had opened.

I was the first.

I woke up in the middle of the night, suffocating.

“Shut up,” he said. “Don’t say a word.”

For the next two hours, I knew I was going to die—and there was nothing I could do.

Now I’m a mother of two, and if that predator—or anyone else—tries to harm me or my family, they have to come through my firearm first. I will never be unarmed, or utterly vulnerable, ever again.

The only reason I can say that is because the NRA fought for my rights before I ever knew that I needed them.

I’m the National Rifle Association of America, and I’m Freedom’s Safest Place.

The ad is another in the the NRA’s Freedom’s Safest Place campaign.

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