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 where me and my family are – it seems like my basic responsibility as a parent at this point. I have been unspeakably victimized once already and I refused to let that happen again to myself or my 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?
After pattering on about his sympathy for Corban and his unearned and patronizing pride for her – no tears for her rape, notably – Obama denied that any of his actions would make it more difficult for her to obtain a weapon. He completely ignored that he, like other Democrats, fights concealed carry weapons permits at every turn. Then he got to his real point: women don’t deserve guns, because they are incapable of defending themselves:
There are always questions as to whether or not having a firearm in the home protects you from that kind of violence…What is true is that you have to be pretty well-trained in order to fire a weapon against someone who is assaulting you and catches you by surprise. What is also true is always that possibility that firearm in the home leads to a tragic accident.