The NRA has released “I Didn’t Listen,” a powerful new commercial featuring Antonia Okafor—a millennial woman who refuses to be put in box. She opens her commentary saying, “I’ve been told that black women aren’t supposed to support the Second Amendment.”
A passionate advocate of women’s issues and Southwest Regional Director of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, Okafor has been told her whole life that she shouldn’t want to have the right to protect herself, and that she should fall in line. She’s not listening to those who want to control her beliefs and freedoms: “To all those who have called me a sell-out, an Uncle Tom or a pawn for someone else, here’s what should scare you: I never changed my beliefs. I woke up and realized that you don’t represent them.” In the face of anti-Second Amendment discrimination, Okafor continues to teach her peers about their rights. She doesn’t care what names anti-gun bigots call her. “I am not the victim you need me to be. And I’m talking to more women like me every day,” says Okafor.
“I Didn’t Listen,” is the latest in the NRA’s nationally successful Freedom’s Safest Place campaign. The campaign features ads that tell powerful stories and send honest messages about freedom, the threat of radical Islamic terror, American values and our God-given right to defend ourselves and our families with a firearm. Okafor’s story is airing on national television and can be accessed at NRANews.com, along with other Freedom’s Safest Place commercials, which include commentaries from NRA News Commentator Colion Noir, Dana Loesch and Battle of Benghazi hero Mark “Oz” Geist.
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