TLBTV: In The Crosshairs: Rape & the 2nd Amendment

With Special Guest - Shayna Lopez-Rivas - Survivor, Advocate, Activist

In The Crosshairs: Rape & the 2nd Amendment – With Special Guest – Shayna Lopez-Rivas – Survivor, Advocate, Activist


Hosted by: Raquel Okyay

Female rape survivor told In the Crosshairs that guns are the safest way for women to protect themselves against would-be perpetrators and harm doers.

“My whole world with firearms was what I saw in the movies and Hollywood,”

… said Shayna Lopez-Rivas, who in 2014 was a survivor of campus rape.

“If I had my Glock on me, I would have never been raped.”

On the day she was attacked, Lopez-Rivas, a Criminology graduate from Florida State University, said she had pepper spray to defend herself and ran for the blue safety lights that alerted police, but that was not enough.

“The criminal that attacked me was faster, stronger, and threatened me with a knife.”

By August 2015, she said she commenced a more proactive approach to self defense to include training with firearms, and a more proactive approach to educating the public on Second Amendment rights.

“I have been fighting for campus carry in Florida, as well as Second Amendment rights nationwide.”

Lopez-Rivas said it is not always easy sharing her story, but she knows her efforts can help other women stay safe.

“I know fighting for real women’s empowerment and equality begins with ensuring women have the best choices available to protect themselves.”

Watch this dynamic and informative discussion …

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Parting Shot (pun intended) …


About Your Host: Raquel Okyay is a political columnist and commentator. She writes about Second Amendment rights, family rights, and government corruption. She is published at various locations including Human Events, Townhall, Ammoland, Rockland County Times, and the Daily Surge.

Raquel is Director of Radio Programming at WINN World Integrity News Network. She also produces and hosts weekly blog talk radio programs: Rocky & The Gonz Podcast and Nightmare on CPS Street.

Raquel hails from New York City and is a Criminal Justice graduate from St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens. She ran for NYC council in 2005 under the Conservative Party banner. She is founder and former organizer of Ulster/Orange Tea Party.

Currently, Raquel is Treasurer of the Reform Party of Florida. She is a volunteer with the statewide group “Why Dads Matter”, and resides in the Tampa Bay area with her husband and two children.

Raquel’s upcoming non-fiction book “The Progression of the New York SAFE Act” will be published soon.


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