The NRA is again tweeting an ad, “Kristi’s story,” which it originally released in October.
In the ad, a woman who used a gun to survive a knife assault says Donald Trump supports her right to be armed for self-defense but Hillary Clinton doesn’t.
The woman–Kristi McMains–was attacked by a man who entered an elevator with her and followed her into a parking garage in Louisville, Kentucky. The attack occurred on January 26, 2016, and was only stopped by the fact that Kristi managed to pull her gun and shoot the attacker in the neck.
In the NRA video, Kristi says:
A man attacked me in a parking garage; tried to stab me with an 8-inch knife. But I carry a pistol. I fight back. That’s why I’m still here. Every woman has a right to defend herself with a gun if she chooses; Hillary Clinton disagrees with that. Don’t let politicians take away your right to own a gun. Donald Trump supports my right to own a gun. Defend your rights, vote Donald Trump for president.
— NRA (@NRA) November 4, 2016
Throughout this election cycle Trump has highlighted Clinton’s opposition to being armed for self-defense. On May 2o, 2016, he stood before thousands of Second Amendment supporters at the NRA Annual Meetings and explained that Clinton’s fight against gun ownership actually makes the vulnerable more vulnerable. He said:
Hillary wants to disarm vulnerable Americans in high crime neighborhoods. Whether it’s a young single mom in Florida or a grandma in Ohio, Hillary wants them to be defenseless, wants to take away any chance they have of survival. And by the way, you have men and you have women sitting in an apartment, and outside is tremendous crime–tremendous crime of all kinds–and they need to be protected. And you know, the only way they are going to be able to protect themselves, and if you take that gun away from them, it’s going to be a very unfair situation. And that’s why we are going to call her “Heartless Hillary.”
The NRA video of Kristi M. puts a face with a name and is a reminder that she–and millions of women like her–may not survive to speak if Hillary Clinton disarms them.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of “Bullets with AWR Hawkins,” a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.