Kristi McMains is a 26-year-old female attorney who was attacked at knife point by a man in a parking garage in Louisville, Kentucky, on January 26. In her gripping story of the account, she talks of the fear she felt for her life, and the one thing she believes saved it.
As Kristi wrote in a Fox News article,
I am a young, 5’3 attorney who probably was seen as an easy target. My attacker mistakenly perceived me as weak and stalked me into an elevator, which took me on the slowest and scariest thirteen second ride of my life.
I correctly listened to my instincts; I had a feeling that my life was in danger in that elevator and prepared myself mentally for what was potentially to come. I ran to my car in an attempt to escape and, before I could even get my entire body in my car, I was tackled by my attacker. This man quickly overpowered me, stabbed at me with a knife, clamped his hand over my mouth multiple times, and repeatedly tried forcing me in the passenger seat of my car while telling me, “We’re going.” The entire time this was happening, a rusted, serrated knife was being stabbed towards my abdomen and held at my face. I had been hit in the face, thrown over my driver’s side console, and had rips in my tights from his hands trying to force my legs up and over into the passenger seat…
The night I was attacked, I fought like hell for my life before reaching for my gun. I kicked, I screamed, I had all ten fingernails ripped off and bloodied from scratching and trying to fight my way out of a literal life and death situation. Ultimately, I accessed my gun, shot my attacker multiple times, and saved my life…
What I want you to know on Gun [Violence] Awareness Day is that a gun in the hands of a potential victim is not improperly placed; it can be the only thing keeping her from being brutally raped and murdered. Without my gun, I would not be alive today. Guns are not the problem in America; men like my attacker — who are willing to violently change one person’s life for no reason except for pure evil – are the problem. Be safe at all times. Be aware of your surroundings. Trust your instincts. Always be able to protect yourself. Refuse to be a victim, and instead be a fighter and a survivor. Live to tell your tale and make a criminal regret the day he chose you as a “soft target.” My gun saved my life, and one could save yours too.
The NRA has taken Kristi’s story and turned it into a compelling $6.5 million dollar ad buy on the importance of preserving Second Amendment rights – and Hillary Clinton’s complete inadequacy to do so.
“Every woman has a right to own a gun if she chooses. Hillary Clinton disagrees with that,” McMains says. “Donald Trump supports my right to own a gun.”
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