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Texas megadonor Steve Mostyn gives $1 million to Gabby Giffords gun-control group
dallasnews.com ^ | January 10, 2013

Posted on 01/12/2013 8:59:55 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Houston trial lawyers Steve and Amber Mostyn say they’re giving $1 million to a gun-control group formed by former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. Steve Mostyn is a major Democratic campaign contributor, backing candidates in Texas and nationally. He gave $3 million to Priorities USA Action, a super PAC aiding President Obama’s re-election. He’s perhaps best known in Texas for launching a media campaign against Rick Perry two years ago in which he chided the Republican governor for his reluctance to debate in his 2010 reelection race with a full-page newspaper ad depicting Perry and the word ”Coward.”

Mostyn, who describes himself as a gun-owner, says the group hopes to raise $20 million for the 2014 elections – enough to match the National Rifle Association’s political giving. The NRA spent $13 million last year trying to defeat President Obama’s reelection. It also spent money in seven Senate races, losing six and winning one.

In media interviews, Mostyn said Americans for Republican Solutions with support pro-gun-control candidates and conduct a public education campaign with television spots. Giffords launched the new group this week.

(Excerpt) Read more at trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; corruption; democrats; donors; fundingtheleft; giffords; guncontrol; millionaires; obama; secondamendment; triallawyers
http://www.thetruthaboutstevemostyn.com/
1 posted on 01/12/2013 9:00:02 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
It's his money, he can do as he wishes with it.
As for Gabby Giffords, I now put her in the same class as James Brady and Mongo. Due to diminished mental capacity, they are just pawns in the game of life. In Gifford's case, I suggest you keep a close eye on her husband. The other hand.
2 posted on 01/12/2013 9:06:53 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is a hostile act toward 2nd Amendment rights. We should counter this by contributing to your favorite Pro 2nd Amendment organization. This is only one individual with some money to waste.


3 posted on 01/12/2013 9:08:32 AM PST by orinoco (Orinoco)
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4 posted on 01/12/2013 9:11:36 AM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ambulance chaser. Figures.


5 posted on 01/12/2013 9:18:31 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Impeach Obama Now.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Just wondering what the reaction would be if that headline read: Texas megadonor gives $1 million to speech-control group.?
6 posted on 01/12/2013 9:20:49 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: Tailgunner Joe

You mean, this Gabby Giffords?

7 posted on 01/12/2013 9:29:01 AM PST by Obadiah (It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.)
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To: mc5cents

I am surprised someone has not started a speech control group to parody these anti-gun nuts. All the same arguments could be used. The founders never envisioned internet, instant world-wide communications, movies, etc. when they wrote the first ammendment. The right should be limited to all ways to communicate at the time the Constitution was written (like the “cannon argument”). And why does anybody really NEED to create or watch films or videos? If controlling speech saves just one life, then it should be done. Limit the number of movies one can watch each year and you must be registered to do any public speaking and declare your intentions. I guess some people don’t understand that the second is all that really backs up the first ammendment.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 9:44:43 AM PST by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wow, a liberal hiding behind a fake “Republicans are bad”. Sounds like these two are competing with John Edwards.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 9:44:54 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tupelo
As for Gabby Giffords, I now put her in the same class as James Brady and Mongo. Due to diminished mental capacity, they are just pawns in the game of life.

True!

At least Mongo recognized the fact. That makes him much smarter than Gabby.

10 posted on 01/12/2013 9:54:16 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Tupelo

Gabby Giffords and James Brady are the Left’s most valuable vegetables.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 10:02:27 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These people need to be identified and exposed. This type of individual is the REAL problem in this nation. Obama is NOT the problem. Democrat congressmen and women are not the problem. It IS people like Mostyn that are the problem, hiding behind politicians doing their bidding. THESE GUYS HAVE TO BE DEPORTED OR FORCED TO FLEE TO SOME OTHER COUNTRY.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 10:03:43 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why is it that ambulance chasers are liberals? I think it is their guilt from stealing from others to make their wealth. They are like government bureaucrats - they create nothing, only redistribute.


13 posted on 01/12/2013 10:04:23 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Arm_Bears

“vegetables”

The term “whores” also comes to mind.


14 posted on 01/12/2013 10:18:54 AM PST by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Giffords is a Democrat & she launched a group with “Republican” in the name? Curiouser & curiouser.


15 posted on 01/12/2013 10:20:13 AM PST by TropicanaRose
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To: Anima Mundi

I think it’s already been done but it wasn’t a parody. What about stating your religious beliefs can be hate speech?


16 posted on 01/12/2013 10:39:59 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: crusty old prospector

They lobby so that everything a person or business does is an infraction of some law or regulation and can be sued. That gets them more clients. Good example, the Disabilities Act has put many businesses completely out of business.


17 posted on 01/12/2013 10:44:31 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Tupelo
Gabby Giffords is a zombie now. Trying to make sense of and give meaning to her awful life, she will now help the gun grabbers. Sure her life is awful after she got gunned down by a lib lunatic from a lib family.

People always try to justify their life. This is how Me Gifford justifies hers. She might get 30% better but that is about it. I did not like her before the shooting either

I blame her stupid astronaut husband for egging her on. They have their anti-gun foundation now and they now have a steady paycheck from this non-profit. Plenty of other useless eater incompetent libs get hired too.

18 posted on 01/12/2013 10:51:47 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

I saw the interview with Giffords and her a-hole astronut husband. He is using her in the same shameless way Sara Brady used her spouse as a stage prop to raise money.


19 posted on 01/12/2013 12:32:15 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

“..I saw the interview with Giffords and her a-hole astronut husband. He is using her in the same shameless way Sara Brady used her spouse as a stage prop to raise money...”

Like most all libs, they’re in it for the money and will dance on dead babys’ graves if that’s what it takes to get some. They should be considered for what they are: useless pieces of human dung, bottom-feeders of the worst kind.


20 posted on 01/12/2013 2:40:41 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Make more things illegal, drum up more business as a criminal defense attorney. A cynical money game.


21 posted on 01/12/2013 2:57:05 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

22 posted on 01/12/2013 2:58:55 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Mostyn, who describes himself as a gun-owner

What guns does he own, and which guns is he willing to give up? BTW, have you noticed how avid anti-gun advocates insist on pointing out that they are gun owners?

23 posted on 01/12/2013 3:24:40 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Tailgunner Joe

trial lawyers... what a surprise


24 posted on 01/12/2013 4:52:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Ambulance chaser. Figures.
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Naw, he’s just happy Zippy has a sister.


25 posted on 01/12/2013 7:04:08 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (That Queer Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Ambulance chaser. Figures.
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Naw, he’s just happy Zippy has a sister.


26 posted on 01/12/2013 7:07:04 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (That Queer Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: ozzymandus

“I saw the interview with Giffords and her a-hole astronut husband. He is using her in the same shameless way Sara Brady used her spouse as a stage prop to raise money.”

These two couples remind of the Thenarders, cheating, stealing, picking pockets, dishonest in everyway.


27 posted on 01/12/2013 8:50:06 PM PST by WilliamRobert (God Bless Texas)
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To: lgjhn23
Like most all libs, they’re in it for the money and will dance on dead babys’ graves if that’s what it takes to get some. They should be considered for what they are: useless pieces of human dung, bottom-feeders of the worst kind.

Just to be clear---  Running a foundation can be a great job these days. So Giffords+ Astronaut will have very nice paycheck for years and sky-high medical benefits they will vote themselves. All Astronaut has to do is wheel her out for gun grabbing media appearances. My bet is they will take combined salaries of $500,000 per year from this scam foundation. Just my hunches

28 posted on 01/13/2013 2:59:36 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Tupelo

Same with Cindy Sheean.


29 posted on 01/13/2013 1:39:30 PM PST by matt04
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It is amazing how much money democrats make in the trial lawyer industry.

I don’t suppose anyone ever wants to point out to democrats that A rich lawyer(like almost all of their politicians) are simply people who has become rich off the backs of the abused and the Government.

If that is more honorable than a Business man who has become rich off creating a product people WANTED to buy, then I don’t know by what measure any man can become illegitimately successful.


30 posted on 01/13/2013 3:18:08 PM PST by Monorprise
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