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Gabby Giffords launches group to counter gun lobby
NBC ^ | 1/8/2013 | Alastair Jamieson

Posted on 01/08/2013 5:45:52 AM PST by tobyhill

A national initiative aimed at curbing gun violence was launched by former US. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, on Tuesday -- the second anniversary of the shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured.

A new campaign website, Americans For Responsible Solutions, promised to “launch a national dialogue and raise funds to counter influence of the gun lobby.”

The couple last week visited Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire in an elementary school, killing 20 children and six adults in December. They also met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a gun control advocate.

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1 posted on 01/08/2013 5:45:55 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Everyone should go to their local news site’s message boards and post Armed Citizen stories and links in their message boards, with links and such.
Counter this crap with facts.

I did it here:
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/u-s-world/former-us-rep-gabrielle-giffords-launches-initiative-to-reduce-gun-violence-fight-gun-lobby


2 posted on 01/08/2013 5:48:14 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: tobyhill

you would have thought that a politician out in public talking with the voters in a large group would have had police presence or a private guards stationed about.

I am not a politician, nor do I play one on TV...but if I was going out in public glad handing, I do believe I would have brought along protection in one form or another.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 5:53:08 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: tobyhill

Its sucks what happened to her, but quite frankly, Im sick of hearing about this woman and her efforts toward a liberal agenda.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 5:53:54 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: tobyhill

Yep. Everyone should wait for the police to come rescue them, like Gabby did. And how well did THAT work out?

If she was honest, she would press for laws to open up mental illness records and to make it easier for nuts to be committed to an institution. THAT is a gun violence law I could support...


5 posted on 01/08/2013 5:54:19 AM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: tobyhill
launch a national dialogue and raise funds to counter influence of the gun lobby.


She will receive probably 80% of those proceeds for her valuable time.
Hunger organizations do this on the backs of starving women and children.

The rest of the money will be doled out to her high end supporters. As long as there are
no promises of investment return it's totally legal, just not morally. Pyramid scheme, or Ponzi?

6 posted on 01/08/2013 5:56:32 AM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

I wonder who is pulling her strings lately....

Can’t believe she’s energetic enough to be initiating these things herself.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 5:58:09 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: tobyhill

Seriously... just time in front of the camera. Don’t these people ever get tired of their own blah blah blah? I am not taking anything away from her being a victim... I cannot imagine the moments of terror. But seriously, guns do no horror without a criminal behind the trigger. What part of physics class did she sleep through. Inanimate objects are simply that. Bully pulpit alert.


8 posted on 01/08/2013 6:00:44 AM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

During the Obamacare fiasco, she didn’t want to meet with ANY constituents. After a series of protests outside her vacant Tucson office forced her hand, she made it clear at the townhall meetings that there was only ONE constituent she cared about - Nancy Pelosi.

Giffords managed to get reelected after boasting of her endorsement by the VFW. The truth was the VFW PAC endorsed her, and then the VFW disbanded their PAC and repudiated the endorsement - but that didn’t stop Gabby from flooding the area with signs saying the VFW supported her.

She was a lying bitch turned into a political saint by being shot by a madman. She refused to resign her seat until she had enough time in to get a lifetime pension and healthcare, and she will now ride the political fame of being shot for the rest of her life.

Her husband sucks too...


9 posted on 01/08/2013 6:01:53 AM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: tobyhill
I guess James Brady must be getting too old, Giffords is going to take his place as the “victim on parade” that is rolled out by the gun grabbers at all their press events.
10 posted on 01/08/2013 6:02:12 AM PST by apillar
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To: Mr Rogers

Best post of the day.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 6:05:05 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: tobyhill

> raise funds to counter influence

And now these shysters have their useful retard to carry the water. America is full of suckers to fund these misfits for life.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 6:07:29 AM PST by soycd
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To: tobyhill

Agree with everything mentioned by posters. Sick of Gabby and her husband going around pandering. She chose the public square life so live with the consequence.


13 posted on 01/08/2013 6:09:34 AM PST by YukonGreen
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To: tobyhill

Agree with everything mentioned by posters. Sick of Gabby and her husband going around pandering. She chose the public square life so live with the consequence.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 6:09:47 AM PST by YukonGreen
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To: Vaquero
She forgot all that stuff, and by now has forgiven the mad dog killer who shot her. Now it's time for her revenge on innocent parties who never did anything to anyone.

As I've said repeatedly, Democrats do not have any morals.

15 posted on 01/08/2013 6:10:53 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill

More shameless emotional exploitation and demagoguery by the radical left.


16 posted on 01/08/2013 6:12:22 AM PST by Obadiah (It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.)
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To: tobyhill
Will Gifford acknowledge that someone at her shooting had a CCL and was instrumental in subduing the perp?

No, I didn't think so...

17 posted on 01/08/2013 6:13:16 AM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: treetopsandroofs
I wonder who is pulling her strings lately.... Can’t believe she’s energetic enough to be initiating these things herself.

I agree about the energetic part and about someone pulling her strings. Liberals, socialists, and all who hate an armed citizenry are the ones pulling her strings.

18 posted on 01/08/2013 6:18:09 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: tobyhill

i lost any and all respect for her now that she’s trying to cash in on her injury....she’s trying to do for gun control what al gore did for environmentalism.


19 posted on 01/08/2013 6:25:18 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Mr Rogers

Right on, bro! Good post. Couple years ago, you’d have been banned for not praying for the LB. I think we’re starting to recognize the enemy around here.


21 posted on 01/08/2013 6:29:02 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Just watched her “interview” on Yahoo. Her husband talked a lot, and once in a while she would whisper “Strength” or “Peace”.

I’m sorry about what happened to her, even is she was a LB. But once she starts trying to take away my right to self defense, she is open game. And her lying and slavish devotion to the Democrat party needs to be discussed. She is once again acting as a Nancy Pelosi sock puppet - which is what she was BEFORE she was shot.


22 posted on 01/08/2013 6:33:24 AM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: apillar
The new gun grabber version of "Pimp My Brain Damaged Spouse".

Disgusting.

23 posted on 01/08/2013 6:44:17 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: tobyhill

So....

The anti-gun folk get to parade around with another damaged survivor of criminal violence.

Are people really that ignorant of their American heritage?
Are people really that ignorant of their rights (do they even know what rights are)?
Are people really that ignorant of their individual responsibility to exercise volition and defend themselves?

The answer is YES, THE LOW INFORMATION, DOLE RECEIVING, MORONS REALLY ARE THAT IGNORANT!

KYPD


24 posted on 01/08/2013 6:56:38 AM PST by petro45acp (More sheepdogs please...)
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To: treetopsandroofs

I’m with you. I don’t know who is behind this, but it’s not Gabby Giffords (any more than Jim Brady is behind that other bunch from his wheelchair)


25 posted on 01/08/2013 7:09:42 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
Its sucks what happened to her, but quite frankly, Im sick of hearing about this woman and her efforts toward a liberal agenda.

Sucks what happened to James Brady, too ... what happened after he got really sucked. The foul fascistic freaks (not least, his miserable bitch of a wife) spent years dragging the poor bastard around as the poster boy to destroy America.

He's yesterday's news; now they're trotting out the oh-so-much-more photogenic "Gabby" (what a wonderfully cute and catchy name) Giffords for the same evil purpose. A pox on them.

26 posted on 01/08/2013 7:10:17 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: apillar; sickoflibs; NFHale
I guess James Brady must be getting too old, Giffords is going to take his place as the “victim on parade” that is rolled out by the gun grabbers at all their press events.

hopefully they at least change out the drool bucket...

yeah they were *victims* of violent, evil nutbags, but they dont get to use their individual circumstances to violate their Oaths...

27 posted on 01/08/2013 7:18:23 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: tobyhill
In the spirit of Dr. Philip O'Hanlon and his daughter Virginia ....

"Yes, Gabby, gun control would have prevented your being shot". /s

28 posted on 01/08/2013 7:27:20 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Whenever I’ve seen “news” of her, she is always far away surrounded by people, never seems to be shown actually moving around.

A female John Gill to someone’s Malakan.


29 posted on 01/08/2013 7:30:05 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: tobyhill

I am so tired of these liberals crying about taking our guns. They are only paving the road to hell while Satan laughs.


30 posted on 01/08/2013 7:37:29 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Mr Rogers
So, let's try thinking outside the box for a moment. The judge was attracted to the site where the gunman easily assassinated him. He was a bit nuttier than his handlers thought and he went wild shooting at everybody else.

How involved was Giffords in the planning or was this arranged by one of her staffers?

31 posted on 01/08/2013 7:45:44 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: apillar

The only reason Giffords is alive is that Federal Judge Roll (a conservative) blocked a deadly bullet from hitting her. He was killed doing that. He got half a sentence coverage from the media. “Judge Roll, one of the victims in the Gabby Giffords shooting was buried today, while Gabby Giffords continues to improve..... Gabby gabby gabby...”. I think the little girl got a couple sentences, but it was all Gabby.


32 posted on 01/08/2013 7:45:55 AM PST by RightLady
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To: tobyhill

What my tag said. Shame on Gifford!


33 posted on 01/08/2013 7:48:39 AM PST by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

IIRC , she was a pro 2nd amendement dem . Her hubby is a leftist and I would not be surprised if he runs for office in the future .


34 posted on 01/08/2013 7:53:55 AM PST by katykelly
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To: tobyhill

They make it sound like there aren’t already dozens of little Commie anti-gun groups out there to “counter the gun lobby”.


35 posted on 01/08/2013 7:56:14 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Sine ullo desiderio vive et ama.... Carpe diem.)
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To: YukonGreen; All

And to think he was smart and lucky enough to get to command space shuttle missions...

I guess it can’t be that hard then...

They are both hypocrites, theyh both own and possess, carry firearms for “their” self-defense...They have said as much...

Bottom line...There is no further need for debate or “common sense” discussion about this issue of gun, and gun type ownership...It is clearly defines and opined upon by the SCOTUS that it IS an INDIVIDUAL RIGHT now...And always has been...

These people and those like them will not be the ones trying to enforce their idea of gun-control on us...

When and if that happens, there will not be a lot of happy people in this country...

They are hedging their bets that we will not fight and resist this effort...

It will be a tremendous underestimation upon themselves...


36 posted on 01/08/2013 8:00:25 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: tobyhill; All

http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/

I think we need to somehow post adult, mature, constructive comments on this website (if it totally loads up for you) and explain that they WILL NOT succeed in taking away any type of gun away from us, discpite their “reasonable” tone and demeanor...

Obviously something else is driving this effort now, so that needs to be defeated at all costs...

Just my opinion...


37 posted on 01/08/2013 8:05:19 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: tobyhill

Only the crazy ones do gun violence,the rest protect.


39 posted on 01/08/2013 8:35:30 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: petro45acp
Are people really that ignorant of their American heritage?
Are people really that ignorant of their rights (do they even know what rights are)?
Are people really that ignorant of their individual responsibility to exercise volition and defend themselves?

Hey, let me get back to you on that after this episode of "Honey Boo Boo" is over. /sarc

40 posted on 01/08/2013 8:56:49 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: tobyhill; All
Oh, you mean this Gifford?


41 posted on 01/08/2013 9:38:00 AM PST by Obadiah (It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.)
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To: Mr Rogers

An accurate description of ‘Gabby’ Giffords which coincidentally includes the majority of the party of the left. Raul Grijalva being the bottom of the barrel dregs in comparison.


42 posted on 01/08/2013 10:59:23 AM PST by chulaivn66 (Semper Fidelis in Extremis)
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To: tobyhill
I am tired of Mark Kelly, attention whore and Congressman-in-waiting, using his wife as a sock puppet for the advancement of his own political career. I'm pretty sure that Gabby Giffords chief concern these days is when she is getting her next bowl of oatmeal, not how to restrict 2nd amendment liberties. And by way,
43 posted on 01/08/2013 11:02:12 AM PST by altsehastiin
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To: Obadiah

Bump & bookmark. Thanks for posting!


44 posted on 01/08/2013 11:17:46 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: tobyhill

“Gabby” survived her ordeal. Meanwhile, the US Constitution remains under assault and is on life support.


45 posted on 01/08/2013 11:34:59 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
Its sucks what happened to her, but quite frankly, Im sick of hearing about this woman and her efforts toward a liberal agenda.

They did the same with Jim Brady - wheeling this poor guy out in a wheelchair at every fund-raiser, using him like a Ju-Ju doll to get the attendees to feel sorry and fork out the bucks.

I suspect the same impetus is at work here - lots of six-figure jobs as "administrators" in the new organization for the faithful.

46 posted on 01/08/2013 12:02:34 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: tobyhill

Whoa. Who didn’t see that coming.

She was in Connecticut yesterday in Newtown. Good photo op.


47 posted on 01/08/2013 12:08:43 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: tobyhill

Ms Giffords took an oath when she took her place in the House of Representatives to defend the United States Constitution, as did her husband.

Where, Mr and Ms Giffords, did that oath give you permission to “defend” only the parts of the Constitution with which you agree?


48 posted on 01/08/2013 4:30:58 PM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: tobyhill

Can we PLEASE know who’s paying Gabby and flyboy hubby? Follow the money. Who is paying them?


49 posted on 01/08/2013 6:41:28 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mr Rogers

BTTT


50 posted on 01/12/2013 2:15:24 PM PST by Borax Queen
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