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  • Gun control groups continue to embrace Hillary Clinton

    03/20/2018 9:01:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies ^ | March 20, 2018 | Chris Eger
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. (Photo: Giffords)National gun control organizations still use the former presidential candidate and secretary of state to garner attention for events and fundraisers. Hillary Clinton, who received the quick public endorsement from both Everytown and Giffords during her failed 2016 bid for the White House, still weighs in on gun politics and is feted by the groups. This week, the umbrella organization backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg emailed invitations to attend some 800 Everytown-sponsored March for Our Lives gun control events signed by Clinton. “I have...
  • Guess Who’s Funding the ‘Student’ Gun Control Movement?

    03/05/2018 11:49:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies ^ | March 1, 2018 | Onan Coca
    At the risk of being called cold or harsh, let me begin by saying every American has a right to his/her opinion on just about any issue. Including guns. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let me add this: the people playing partisan politics on the graves of the 17 innocent dead people from Douglas High School are despicable. I don’t care what age they are. Over the last couple of weeks, a variety of conservative voices have gotten in trouble for insinuating that the anti-gun protesters coming out of Douglas High School seem far too practiced...
  • Giffords group asks web hosts to shut down 'ghost gun' sites

    11/25/2017 8:19:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2017 6:43 PM EST | Michael Balsamo
    A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as “ghost guns.” The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence asked the providers that host and to disable the websites for violating the hosting companies’ terms of service. The sites sell kits, components and machines that help create homemade semi-automatic weapons. It’s legal to build a gun in a home or a workshop, and advances in 3-D printing and milling have made it easier...
  • FLASHBACK 2011: Sarah Palin put the gun's crosshairs on Gabby Giffords [meanwhile...]

    08/18/2017 11:44:41 AM PDT · by ETL · 20 replies ^ | Jan 08, 2011 | Neutron
    Jan 8, 2011
  • The New York Times asks court to toss Sarah Palin lawsuit

    07/15/2017 5:15:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 15, 2017 12:57 PM EDT
    The New York Times has asked a judge to toss out a defamation lawsuit former Alaska governor Sarah Palin filed against it. The newspaper said in court papers late Friday that its prompt and full correction of an editorial that referenced Palin’s political action committee nullifies her claims. Palin sued the Times in Manhattan federal court last month, saying the newspaper had accused her of inciting the mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. She sought unspecified damages. …
  • Sarah Palin sues NY Times over editorial tying her to Giffords shooting

    06/27/2017 5:03:50 PM PDT · by Hadean · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 27, 2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin filed a lawsuit against the New York Times Tuesday over an editorial that tied her to the January 2011 shooting of an Arizona congresswoman. Palin's attorneys claim that the paper defamed her in the June 14 editorial, published hours after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot and wounded while practicing with the GOP's baseball team in Alexandria, Va. The editorial, attributed to the Times' editorial board and titled "America's Lethal Politics," initially linked Palin's rhetoric to the shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including then-Rep. Gabrielle...
  • How the Media Covered the Giffords Shooting

    06/15/2017 10:59:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    PJMEDIA. ^ | JUNE 14, 2017 | ANDREW KLAVAN
    When Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Arizona in 2011, the media knew exactly what to blame: hateful right-wing rhetoric.

    06/15/2017 10:51:53 AM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    Silence Is Consent ^ | June 15, 2017 | Victor Medina
    BERNIE SANDERS WAS QUICK TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM HIS FORMER CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER WHO SHOT REP. STEVE SCALISE (R-LA) AND THREE OTHERS AT A PARK WEDNESDAY. HOWEVER, WHEN A SHOOTING INVOLVING A DEMOCRATIC MEMBER OF CONGRESS OCCURRED IN 2011, SANDERS WAS QUICK TO BLAME REPUBLICANS, AND SARAH PALIN IN PARTICULAR. WORSE YET, HE USED THE SHOOTING TO FUNDRAISE CAMPAIGN DONATIONS. James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican members of Congress yesterday while they practiced at an Alexandria, VA baseball field for an upcoming charity game. Rep. Steve Scalise and three others were shot and remain hospitalized. Hodgkinson was shot and killed...
  • Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Sparks Blame Game, Conservatives Push Back

    06/14/2017 9:05:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 9, 2011 | by Howard Kurtz
    It was as inevitable as a chemical reaction: Once the tragedy in Tucson became politicized, the right would quickly come to feel aggrieved. Not everyone on the liberal side has tried to tie the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others to the violent imagery used by Sarah Palin and other Republicans; many have been admirably restrained. But conservatives aren’t happy about the emerging narrative, and on Sunday, they started punching back. Keith Appell, a top publicist for conservative causes, declared in an email that “some in the media have implicated conservatives, the Tea Party, talk radio, Republicans, etc.” in...
  • Arizona Sheriff Blasts Rush Limbaugh for Spewing 'Irresponsible' Vitriol [Flashback]

    06/14/2017 8:58:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 10, 2011 | By SARAH NETTER
    The Arizona sheriff investigating the Tucson shooting that left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded had harsh words today for those engaging in political rhetoric, calling conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh "irresponsible" for continuing the vitriol. "The kind of rhetoric that flows from people like Rush Limbaugh, in my judgment he is irresponsible, uses partial information, sometimes wrong information," Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said today. "[Limbaugh] attacks people, angers them against government, angers them against elected officials and that kind of behavior in my opinion is not without consequences." Limbaugh today railed against the media and Dupnik for trying...
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • Giffords blasts Trump's Second Amendment comments

    08/13/2016 9:36:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 8/9/2016 | Harper Neidig
    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords on Tuesday blasted Donald Trump over his apparent joke about the possibility of Hillary Clinton being shot. The former Arizona Democrat issued a statement with her husband, Mark Kelly, saying the GOP nominee's remarks could incite violence.
  • Gabby Giffords Coaches Hillary Clinton On How To BS Voters On Gun Control

    07/24/2016 7:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 7/21/2016 | Brian Anderson
    Gun Control has been a losing political issue on the national stage for as long as there have been guns and elections. Democrats however are stupid and think this year things are going to be different. The problem is “gun control” sounds so fascist and Americans are kind of attached to their rights so a liberal think tank led by Gabby Giffords’ anti-gun group has come up with ways that democrats like Hillary Clinton can bullshit voters into thinking their unconstitutional efforts are something other than what they are. Politico reports that Giffords’ Americans For Responsible Solutions along with other...
  • Tucson gunman sues former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

    03/23/2016 6:25:09 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/23/16
    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jared Lee Loughner, the man who carried out the mass shooting in Tucson in 2011, is suing former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for emotional and psychological distress, CBS affiliate KOLD reported. Loughner is serving seven consecutive life sentences, plus 140 years, for the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting that killed six people and wounded 13, including Giffords. His lawsuit, which seeks $25 million in damages, was filed in the U.S. District Court of Arizona on Friday, March 18. 29 PHOTOS Rep. Gabrielle Giffords KOLD reported Loughner's two-page court filing claims he was "framed" and was "handpicked illegally to...
  • Gabrielle Giffords' gun control group merges with Calif. group

    03/16/2016 3:21:08 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
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  • Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords Tours Minnesota to Promote Gun Control

    02/25/2016 6:59:46 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies ^ | 2/25/16 | Brett Hoffland
    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband were in Minnesota Thursday working to boost gun control in the state. It's the second time the former congresswoman has been here to spread her message since she was shot at a public event in 2011. That attack left six people dead. Giffords and many local leaders toured different parts of the Twin Cities with a new coalition to stress that gun ownership is not the problem, it's just making sure the guns are in the right hands. "Stopping gun violence takes courage," Giffords said. She still shows the effects of the...
  • Gabby Giffords Embraces 'Second Chance' in 5 Years Since Shooting

    01/09/2016 12:01:09 AM PST · by This_far · 22 replies
    NBC news ^ | Jan 8 2016 | AP
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  • Obama meets with Bloomberg to talk guns

    12/16/2015 6:34:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Wednesday met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ally of the White House on gun control. The meeting, which was not on the president's public schedule, comes as he is weighing new executive action on guns in response to a series of mass shootings that have marred his presidency. Obama huddled with Bloomberg "as part of the administration's continuing push to address gun violence in America," the White House said in a statement. "The two discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them...
  • Gabby Giffords Uses Pope Francis’s Address for Gun Control Fundraising

    09/24/2015 1:25:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 9/24/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 24 the gun control group founded by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly used Pope Francis’s address to Congress as an opportunity to request a $3 donation from gun control supporters. The gun control group–Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)–quoted the Pope as saying, “We have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict pain untold suffering on individuals and society?”
  • Andy Parker drops out of Henry County supervisors race to focus on gun control

    09/05/2015 5:25:01 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    HENRY CO., Va. -- Andy Parker has withdrawn his candidacy for a seat on the Henry County Board of Supervisors to focus on gun control. Andy Parker is the father of Alison Parker. WDBJ7's Adam Ward and Alison Parker were shot and killed Aug. 26. Parker said he will go to Washington D.C. next week to talk to lawmakers about gun control. Parker says one of his meetings is with Mark Kelly. Kelly is the former astronaut and husband of Arizona politician Gabby Giffords, who was shot in 2011.