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Gabby Giffords still appreciates gun culture.
CNN Political Ticker ^ | April 8th, 2013 - 9:29 PM ET | Dana Bash

Posted on 04/09/2013 7:03:41 AM PDT by Resettozero

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was nearly killed more than 2 years ago by a man with a gun. Today, her brain injuries make speaking difficult, and yet she has become an active spokeswoman for new restrictions on guns.

Ironically she has not lost her love of guns. Target practice is still a form of entertainment at her mother's house deep in the Arizona desert. Her husband Mark Kelly uses pots and water bottles as targets, while Giffords watches from the patio with her mother cheering him on.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; giffords; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
Chanced upon this item this morning. A current meme comes to mind: "I own a gun but..."
1 posted on 04/09/2013 7:03:41 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Yup, so does her hubby.

Wonder what’s the status of his “assault weapon”.


2 posted on 04/09/2013 7:05:10 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Resettozero

CNN damage control on behalf of Mark Kelly. FUMK.


3 posted on 04/09/2013 7:05:58 AM PDT by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Resettozero

Progressives leaders (i.e., tyrants) write laws to control other people.


4 posted on 04/09/2013 7:06:11 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Resettozero

I own a couple of hammers and I am a proud member of the “hammer culture” here.


5 posted on 04/09/2013 7:06:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Resettozero

Oh, isn’t that cute!


6 posted on 04/09/2013 7:08:08 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Resettozero

Mark Kelly is a Navy veteran, allegedly a smart man.

And he is a self professed expert in guns and gun safety.

Two observations:

1. He holds a pistol like cops on TV, with his left hand being used as a ‘rest’ for the gun.

2. He is shooting at relatively close range at a big square rock face....with no eye protection.

Not a big deal...but he might want to ‘brush up’ on things before he tells everyone else what to do.


7 posted on 04/09/2013 7:26:51 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Resettozero

I can’t stand these two grifters, her and her traitor husband!!!


8 posted on 04/09/2013 7:29:29 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: lacrew

On my dad’s list of Things You Must Never Do With A Gun, shooting at a rock was in the top 5.

Is he crazy or stupid?

We had a huge stack of railroad ties that we put targets on.

No stray bullets/shrapnel, ever.

“he is a self professed expert in guns and gun safety”

Seriously?


9 posted on 04/09/2013 7:38:09 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Resettozero

****Kelly isn’t shooting with just any kind of gun – he’s using a Glock 9 millimeter handgun, the same kind of gun his wife was shot with.

“But in that case it had a magazine that held 33 rounds,” he said. “This, when it’s full, holds 17.”

The gun is actually Giffords’ – Kelly said he gave it to his wife as a gift years ago.*****

Do all libs believe there are not deaths in the first ten rounds, that deaths only occour in the last 10 rounds in a magazine?

During the shooting in Tucson, Gabby was hit first, then another person wounded, then Judge Roll shot dead then others.

IF the shooter had been limited to 7 rounds he would probably used a .45 in which Gabby would be dead, the second victim probably dead, and Judge Roll still dead, then others. Then he would probably have pulled out a second firearm and continued shooting like the Edmond PO shooter did using two .45 National Guard pistols.

If the shooter had been limited to a .357 mag revolver, Gabby would be dead, the second person dead, and Judge Roll still just as dead, then three others. Dropping that pistol he could then have pulled out the second gun and continued shooting like the Border Ruffians at the time of the Civil War in Kansas who carried an average of four to six pistols.


10 posted on 04/09/2013 7:39:29 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed. The director and actors wept.)
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To: Resettozero

A good point is being made by those commenting at the website: According to the husband, that is Gabby’s gun. I wish her well, but, with her injury, would she herself pass a background check for gun ownership?


11 posted on 04/09/2013 7:44:20 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Resettozero; mickie; flaglady47
I'm sick of Grabby and Mark Grifftors.

I wish they'd go away and stay away.

Everything written by them and about them including the above is BS....and I don't like BS crammed down my throat.

Leni

12 posted on 04/09/2013 7:44:31 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Resettozero

I bet they don’t have a problem finding ammunition


13 posted on 04/09/2013 7:47:43 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: windcliff

...stupid astronaut ping....


14 posted on 04/09/2013 7:48:52 AM PDT by onedoug
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15 posted on 04/09/2013 7:56:28 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Salamander

Important though unusual rule about guns:

If you are ever around a friend who is armed, in the field, it is essential to find out if they have ophiophobia (abnormal fear of snakes.)

It is almost a unique rule, but one that is serious as a heart attack, because it presents a life-threatening danger to them and everyone else around them.

Because when somebody has ophiophobia, if they are armed and in the presence of a snake, they utterly lose their common sense.

I have seen highly intelligent, disciplined, well trained soldiers totally lose it in the presence of a snake. And they will use any weapon near their grasp in the worst possible way.

One example was a senior NCO, standing in a rocky dry river bed, pointing a .45 at a snake almost between his feet, while a dozen other screaming and running people were yelling at him to hold his fire. “It’s okay,” he said, “the snake is on sand!” Yeah, about a half an inch of sand over a round river rock.

Another one ruined his expensive chrome cavalry sabre by chopping a *rubber* snake into small pieces on a concrete floor, with a two handed, terrified and screaming swing.


16 posted on 04/09/2013 8:02:59 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Resettozero

They are the new James and Sarah Brady


17 posted on 04/09/2013 8:15:43 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Resettozero

I find it very socialist that she never changed her name to show she was married.

(hyphens do not count)

You are right about the meme. Obama is draging coffins and trying to blackmail senators with pleas from newtown useful idiots. What they really want is their children back. No law can ever fix that.


18 posted on 04/09/2013 8:20:58 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Resettozero

I feel sorry for Gabby. She suffers a horrendous injury, life ending for most, and gets stuck with an a’hole like Mark Kelly who will not let go of his 15 minutes of fame. He couldn’t get it in the shuttle program because it had become too accepted an occupation and most of the adventure had been lessened. Now he has a disabled wife, but he can mooch off her disability and try to remain in the spotlight.
Take care of your wife Mark. Seeing the before and after pictures of her are just so sad. She needs someone to take care of her, and she married an all-about-me jerk.


19 posted on 04/09/2013 8:30:00 AM PDT by onceone (0311, K Co., 3/5 1st Mar Div, RVN '68)
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To: Resettozero

Because Gabby Giffords was tragically wounded, I won’t knock her. But I do intend to defend myself, and I will continue to own guns.


20 posted on 04/09/2013 8:41:00 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Resettozero

Good thing the Perp didn’t run her over with his Car instead of shooting her. We would all have to walk to work.


21 posted on 04/09/2013 8:53:24 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Well..I reckon y'all are safe hunting with me.

:D

[you only have to worry about whether I'm gonna drop everything and "go herping" instead]

22 posted on 04/09/2013 9:02:45 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander

Yes, but she stopped going to that church and is now a Lutheran.


23 posted on 04/09/2013 10:21:47 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Da Coyote

the store cancelled his order.


24 posted on 04/09/2013 10:33:41 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Resettozero

Whut?


25 posted on 04/09/2013 10:43:00 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander

You know, the thought just came to me that the picture might be of you or someone in your family. If so, please overlook. If not, then my comment was too obscure, except to some folk from the way backwoods.


26 posted on 04/09/2013 1:23:54 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Salamander

Nice asp.


27 posted on 04/09/2013 1:25:19 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

LOL!


28 posted on 04/09/2013 4:30:12 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Resettozero

That’s me and Bob T Boa last year when he was a little guy.

And no, he ain’t a viper but I do take ‘im up and handle ‘im when the mood strikes me.

:)


29 posted on 04/09/2013 4:32:28 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

He is such a opportunist..dragging his impaired wife around for his own aggrandizement and publicity! Both of them..yeesh...He’s a phony arrogant jerk and she’s just dumb.


30 posted on 04/09/2013 4:35:05 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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