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Gabrielle Giffords and husband launch anti-gun violence site
cnn.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Tina Burnside

Posted on 01/08/2013 3:09:55 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly launched a website aimed at curbing gun violence Tuesday, the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that left her critically wounded.

"Two years ago, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head, killed six of my constituents, and wounded 12 others," Giffords wrote on the website. "Since that terrible day, America has seen 11 more mass shootings -- but no response from Congress to prevent gun violence."

The website, titled "Americans for Responsible Solutions", also features an opinion article that the couple penned, which was published by USA Today Tuesday.

"Americans for Responsible Solutions, which we are launching today, will invite people from around the country to join a national conversation about gun violence prevention, will raise the funds necessary to balance the influence of the gun lobby," the article said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; gabbygiffords; gabriellegiffords; giffords; guncontrol; markkelly; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/08/2013 3:10:05 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Doesn’t she like the name Kelly?


2 posted on 01/08/2013 3:14:19 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: MestaMachine

Kelly rhymes with smelly.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 3:20:26 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well, that fits.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 3:25:10 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Her husband swore an oath to protect and defend a certain document, and by virtue of her passage through the House of Representatives, she has done the same.

God help us because there kind certainly won’t.

So much for so help me God.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 3:26:40 AM PST by wita
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Democrats don’t care about the mentally ill, and oppose all efforts to recognize that problem. They pretend it doesn’t exist.


6 posted on 01/08/2013 3:28:01 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I mean, I am sorry the woman was shot, but these two are starting to remind me way too much of valerie plame and joe whatshisname.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 3:29:10 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Former Congresswoman”

Stopped reading right there; who cares what she thinks?


8 posted on 01/08/2013 3:39:37 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The way we handle the mentally ill is the problem. They need to be removed from the greater society for their own good as well as ours. Whether it’s the Son of Sam, Dahmer, the Aurora shooter or Lanza, they were all mentally ill and should have been put away long before they killed. It’s only after the killings that we hear how strange they were behaving and about their psychiatrists and meds. If not guns, they will use something else. I remember a nut in NYC named Rakowitz that killed, cooked and ate a woman. The socialists never called for the shutdown of restaurant supply companies. It is the way we handle the mentally ill that isthe problem,


9 posted on 01/08/2013 3:40:18 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: Buddy Sorrell

Yeah, but since liberalism is a mental disorder...


10 posted on 01/08/2013 3:46:39 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
 
 
Looks like the replacement for Sarah Brady has been crowned. Nothing like a new face to freshen up the brand.
 
 

11 posted on 01/08/2013 3:54:12 AM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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12 posted on 01/08/2013 4:01:22 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“The website, titled “Americans for Responsible Solutions”,...”

I understand the original title was “Let’s Get Those Bitter Clingers”


13 posted on 01/08/2013 4:11:19 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I am sorry that she was shot... but she and her husband are now enemies of the Constitution and of anyone that loves their freedom and liberty. THE PROBLEM IS THAT dims CLOSED ALL OF OUR MENTAL HOSPITALS AND ASYLUMS AND UNLEASHED THE CRIMINALLY INSANE TO LIVE AMONGST US... THEY PASSED LAWS TO PROTECT THESE CREATURES OF satan... FOR THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO KILL US AND WE... IN THEIR VIEW... HAVE NO RIGHT TO DEFEND OURSELVES... AS THE POLITICIANS HIDE BEHIND THEIR ARMED SECURITY AND ARMED BODYGUARDS.

LLS

14 posted on 01/08/2013 4:12:26 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“”Americans for Responsible Solutions, which we are launching today, will invite people from around the country to join a national conversation about gun violence prevention, will raise the funds necessary to balance the influence of the gun lobby,” the article said.”

Astronauts used to be great Americans. She just doesn’t know any better after her injury.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 4:12:51 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I am sad for her. The Democrats trot her out whenever they need sympathy for a cause. I do not believe she thinks clearly. Her husband is riding the wave of good press. Watch for him to run for Senate when McCain retires. Dems are ALL phonies.
16 posted on 01/08/2013 4:15:17 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: MestaMachine
I mean, I am sorry the woman was shot, but these two are starting to remind me way too much of valerie plame and joe whatshisname.

I am sad that such incidents occur also, but I am also greatly sad and incensed that undermining of the Constitutional recognition of basic freedoms will be the focus of Mrs. Kelly, her husband, and the like. They are going to get more and more attention. Just complaining about this is not countering them. Who is going to figure out WHY people do these shootings??

17 posted on 01/08/2013 4:15:21 AM PST by imardmd1 (Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul. Ps 66:16)
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To: lapsus calami

More like a replacement prop for Jim Brady. Bless her little heart but, I really don’t think we should take policy advice from the brain damaged!


18 posted on 01/08/2013 4:23:30 AM PST by dmcnash (Back off! I'm a Scientist.)
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To: wita

> So much for so help me God.

They don’t believe in the God of the Bible.

The State is their god.


19 posted on 01/08/2013 4:23:39 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Pathetic. Like rabid dogs biting the stick that hits them rather than the person doing the hitting.


20 posted on 01/08/2013 4:24:29 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And in other news: 80 million gun owners did not go berzerk and kill anyone today.


21 posted on 01/08/2013 4:27:26 AM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.”
- William S. Burroughs


22 posted on 01/08/2013 4:39:45 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Milk it, Kelly. Be sure to milk it real good.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 4:48:18 AM PST by OKSooner ("The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen." - Revelation 22:21)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

WoW! Who could see that coming?????????? What a surprise!


24 posted on 01/08/2013 4:52:07 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Americans for Responsible Solutions,

Now that is a very wide open title. They won't stop at gun control, they will trot her out for every little cause and play the sympathy card.

I don't blame the dems for using her, that's what they do.

Her husband and I use that term loosely, should be protecting her. Instead it is obvious he will literally pimp her out for any chance to hang with the privileged class.

Astronaut or not, Mark Kelley is a scumbag.

25 posted on 01/08/2013 5:00:43 AM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I mean, really, who can object to an anti-violence program? Oh . . . I see now, . . . it’s an anti-gun program, not an anti-violence gun program! sarc/

I’m strongly anti-violence but also strongly pro-gun. I guess this program’s not for us!

Oldplayer


26 posted on 01/08/2013 5:03:04 AM PST by oldplayer
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To: ClearCase_guy

Now that is not entirely true. The left does recognize mental illness if it will get them a big fat grant...


27 posted on 01/08/2013 5:11:16 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Have you seen her try to walk and talk? There is NO way she wrote that or has anything to do with this whole effort. It is either her scumbag husband trying to make money off her tragedy or the Dems using her to further their nefarious agenda (or both)!


28 posted on 01/08/2013 5:19:57 AM PST by MomofMarine
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To: Tailgunner Joe

On the site, the NRA is described as an “ideological fringe”.


29 posted on 01/08/2013 5:57:25 AM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Having worked on the shuttle program (RIP) for 36+ years and having interfaced with astronauts on different occasions, I can tell you that even though a lot of them are super smart, a lot of them don’t have a lick of common sense(two words). A lot of them also have a port list (left leaning for the land locked) since they’ve seen the “big blue marble” from 200 miles up. Mark kelly may be smart but the smartness and dumbassedness occupy the same space at the same time. And since gabby giffords now has a diminished mental capacity, should they be barred from having firearms in their house?

Call, fax, email, tweet, facebook, myspace, linkedin, write an actual hard copy letter or whatever you can to your rep and sens and demand NO further assault on our rights to KABA. Enough is enough. Politness counts to a point. Then again bluntness sometimes is required. Sadly I’m saddled with hairy reed and even though I’ve “re-quadrupled” (makes as much sense as the old “re-doubled” meme they used to use)my efforts he is way over the edge and bordering on senility from my perspective. Probably should be Baker acted. BORV’s will not be tolerated. (Bill Of Rights Violaters)

Share the lead. Molon Labe!


30 posted on 01/08/2013 6:15:40 AM PST by rktman
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wait. It it an Anti-gun VIOLENCE group? I’m OK with that...as long as it’s not anti-GUN.


31 posted on 01/08/2013 6:18:09 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: originalbuckeye

But, did you notice that she says a “nut job” shot her? Why didn’t she say a gun shot her? Why didn’t mark kelly jump in and say “we mean a gun shot her”? Leave out the reference to the nut job all together. Evil prowls the streets and it’s name is GUN. You just never know when you’ll turn a corner and be confronted by a pack of guns out lookin’ for trouble.

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.


32 posted on 01/08/2013 6:20:19 AM PST by rktman
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They could have just joined Bradys gun group.


33 posted on 01/08/2013 6:47:00 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How did she type all that “stuff.”

She has no use of her right hand or arm. That side of her body is useless/dead.


34 posted on 01/08/2013 7:37:01 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uuue)
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To: oldplayer
Gabrielle Giffords and husband launch anti-gun violence site

So what method of violence do they favour?

Sir Ernest Gowers noted that the practice of economising on hyphens led to such things as "superflous hair-remover", which is hair remover nobody actually wants.

35 posted on 01/08/2013 7:41:53 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I'm sorry she was the victim of a crime. But she and her husband have to realize that it's not a question of 'people who want others safe vs people who want people shot'.

Our side wants people safe too.

Maybe liberals could show us all the cities where gun control works. Cities like Chicago and Washington DC... Has gun control stopped violent criminals anywhere? It hasn't.

Our side should insist on outlawing unicorns. We can set up charities, have speeches and clubs... get funding. Have parades...

We can accuse liberals of not caring if people are killed. Because all violence will stop if unicorns are banned. If they're against banning unicorns they're in favor of death. Unicorns are the cause of violence, right?

If some liberal points out that he doesn't think unicorns have anything to do with violence we can shudder with revulsion and set trolls out to their boards to make them look insensitive...

36 posted on 01/08/2013 7:46:58 AM PST by GOPJ (News anchor arrogance is a cover for ignorance. - - freeper ryan71)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If the shooter had used a revolver that day Giffords would probably be dead, another wounded, Judge Roll dead, and three others dead.

Then he would grab for his second revolver and hit six others.

So much for “gun violence” and over 10 round magazines as more people are killed in the first 10 rounds instead of the last 10 rounds.


37 posted on 01/08/2013 8:10:30 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (GUNS.. the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.”)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’ve notice several body guards around Giffords, which I’m thinking are armed..I cant say that I blame them , but curiosity wonders who foots the bill?


38 posted on 01/08/2013 8:31:33 AM PST by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: wolficatZ

Hmmm. Maybe I’ll get a membership in that “fringe” group. I like being on the fringe of this degenerate, morally decrepit, Godless society of ours.

By the way, how many people belong to that “fringe” group? Millions I suppose. That’s quite a “fringe” group right there LOL!


39 posted on 01/08/2013 8:53:54 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Kakaze

No, Mark Kelley isn’t a scumbag. He is an “opportunistic” scum bag. I remember hearing him say in an interview after the Tucson shooting that people(Repubs, and Conservatives of course) needed to stop the rhetoric and being mean. Because after all, that is why his wife and everybody else was shot right! Oh that’s right, “rhetoric” had nothing to do with that. However, just like any other liberal, he never let’s the facts get in the way of his “ideology”. He’s a liar on top of being a scum bag.


40 posted on 01/08/2013 9:01:29 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: originalbuckeye
I am sad for her. The Democrats trot her out whenever they need sympathy for a cause.

Just like the Brady Bunch.

41 posted on 01/08/2013 12:44:25 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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