“The Great Equalizer: How the Gradual Chipping-Away of Our Second Amendment Rights is Putting Women at Risk”

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Help Steamboat Institute’s Emerging Leaders produce a creative, 3-minute video which will help to persuade thousands of people across America – including their young adult peers – on the importance of our Second Amendment rights.

“The Great Equalizer:  How the Gradual Chipping Away of Our

Second Amendment Rights is Putting Women at Risk”

A Video Project of Steamboat Institute’s
Emerging Leaders Advisory Council 

This creative, cutting-edge 3-minute video will examine how our constitutional right to self-preservation is under attack by those who would abolish it or regulate it into uselessness. Specifically, it will address how excessive and restrictive regulation of firearms such as  H.R. 8, the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019,” which “would require background checks for private transactions, such as purchases online and at gun shows,” endangers women. It does so by increasing the regulatory burden women must go through in order to obtain a firearm for self-defense. This video will also show the “human side” of the Second Amendment through stories of women who have used firearms in self-defense when their lives were threatened by their attackers.

This project will require legal research, a written script, discussion among our Emerging Leaders Council members, interviews with nationally recognized experts in Second Amendment law and with individuals who are affected by firearms regulations, and a videographer to perform editing. 

Interview Subjects:

David Kopel – Dave is Research Director of the Independence Institute; an Associate Policy Analyst with the Cato Institute; and adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.  He appeared before the United States Supreme Court as part of the team presenting the oral argument in District of Columbia v. Heller.   Dave is the co-author of “Supreme Court Gun Cases:  Two Centuries of Gun Rights Revealed” and is widely recognized as one of the top Second Amendment attorneys in the nation.  His recent article, “The Supreme Court’s New Second Amendment Case,” published on Reason.com, may be read here:  https://reason.com/volokh/2019/01/22/supreme-courts-new-second-amendment-case  Other media appearances may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/user/davekopel/videos

Carrie Lightfoot – Carrie is founder of “The Well-Armed Woman” based in Scottsdale, Arizona, whose motto is “Educate, Equip, Empower.”  She is a firearms trainer who specializes in training women who want to become more proficient and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association.  Carrie will also be able to provide access to women who have had to use firearms in actual cases of self-defense who would be willing to speak on camera. 

Kimberly Corban – Kimberly grew up in Greeley, Colorado, and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Psychology. She also studied in the Criminal Justice Master’s Program at UNC. In May 2006, a stranger broke into her college apartment and raped her. Her testimony led to his arrest and conviction.  In January of 2016, Kimberly confronted President Obama on CNN’s nationally televised town hall “Guns in America,” asking him why he couldn’t see that his gun control policies were actually making her and her two young children less safe. Her unwavering voice in the face of adversity has earned her praise as “the modern face of gun rights” from some of America’s top politicos.

Kimberly has been featured on many major news networks including CNN, Fox News, NRA News, and The Blaze. She often lends her voice to multiple syndicated radio programs and print media to include The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Elle Magazine, MSN.com, the New York Times, and countless other online publications. After working for years as a victim advocate with law enforcement and as the Community Relations Director for the Weld County District Attorney’s Office, she now contributes as a columnist and commentator for Townhall Media. Kimberly speaks frequently at events and campuses around the country to demonstrate that victimization is not a choice, but transforming into a survivor can be.  Kimberly’s recent TEDx Mile High Talk may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDSUz_6lZMk 

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