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  • Gabrielle Giffords’ group: We’ll push gun debate in 2016

    11/19/2014 8:41:26 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/19/2014 | Katie Glueck
    Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ anti-gun violence super PAC spent $10.6 million in the midterms and won barely won half of its contests — but the group is already preparing for 2016 and plans to get involved in the GOP presidential primaries. The group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, faces a steep task: Gun control has hardly registered as an issue on the campaign trail, there’s strident opposition to possible restrictions from the Republican base, and the pro-gun lobby, led by the National Rifle Association, remains formidable.
  • More Guns for Gabby, While Vets Lose Their’s

    11/15/2014 9:15:01 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 11/15/2014 | Jeff Knox
    We know that she suffered serious brain trauma and needed more than a year to regain even partial mobility and speech. We also know that she has staged a remarkable recovery becoming the figurehead of a gun control operation started by her husband, Mark Kelly. Rep. Giffords and Capt. Kelly often point out that they are not anti-gun and make show of buying, owning, and shooting guns. A few weeks later I got a tearful call from Larry and his wife, looking for my advice. A letter had arrived from the VA informing them that Larry’s disability status was being...
  • Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly Offer Post-Election Analysis on Gun-Violence Issues

    11/13/2014 10:18:00 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    tucsonweekly.com ^ | 11/12/2014 | Jim Nintzel
    First, we won in Washington State, the one place background checks were actually on the ballot. A measure mandating universal background checks passed overwhelmingly, while a gun lobby attempt to confuse voters failed. As you know, we made multiple trips to the state, we ran a paid mail program, and our groups Veterans for Responsible Solutions and Gun Owners for Responsible Solutions were active as well. Our mail program was particularly interesting because we ran sophisticated controlled experiments to determine the precise people we needed to reach, and with what specific message, in order to get them to vote YES...
  • Pro-Gun Candidate Has 36 Vote Lead For Giffords' Old Seat, 'Glitch' Stops Vote Count

    11/05/2014 8:34:38 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 11/5/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Pro-Second Amendment Congressional candidate Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) leads pro-gun control incumbent Ron Barber (D-AZ-2) by 36 points in Arizona's District 2 race, but a "glitch" in a voting machine has momentarily stalled the vote count.
  • AP gives up on Disarmament... for the Midterms

    11/01/2014 9:40:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The AP used to be a reliable disarmenter organization.  John Lott documented how an AP editor edited out of the story, armed students who helped subdue a university shooter, at the Appalachian Law School.    But this has been changing as the gun culture media has been able to document and challenge AP stories and procedures.   AP has been feeling the heat.  It was with interest that I read this AP story, just before the election.   It starts with a usual disarmenter passive construction:     The latest U.S. school shooting claimed the lives of two students and the teenage...
  • Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence

    10/21/2014 3:47:34 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10/21/14 | STEVE PEOPLES ap
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests. "Women can lead the way," Giffords told domestic violence leaders gathered in Iowa's capital city during a 43-second speech that was halting and slurred at moments, but largely clear. "We can change our laws. We can change elections."
  • Democrat Gun Control Candidate Distances Herself from 'Aggressive' Gabby Giffords

    10/18/2014 6:05:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    As gun control proponent Gabby Giffords gets more "aggressive" in her push for gun control candidates, at least one of those candidates is distancing herself from the ads Giffords is running. New Hampshire's WMUR 9 ABC reports that though incumbent Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH 1st District) is thoroughly in favor of gun control, the tone of attack in Giffords' new ad is simply too much for her. The video on the outlet's website clearly demonstrates Shea-Porter's desire to move away from being associated with the former representative's ad.
  • Gabby Giffords launches new gun control campaign, and it's all about women (+video)

    10/15/2014 8:36:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | 10/14/2014 | Henry Gass
    Former US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona began a nine-state tour Tuesday in Maine focusing on the need for tougher gun control measures to protect women and children. Ms. Giffords, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people, has become a key figure in the national gun control campaign. The campaign highlights the increasingly prominent role women have played in both sides in the gun control debate – particularly since the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in 2012.
  • Gabby Giffords' Gun Control Group Targets Female Air Force Pilot Who Was Stalked

    10/06/2014 8:43:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/6/2014 | AER Hawkins
    Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly's gun control group--Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)--continues to target Republican Congressional candidate Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) as part of their attempt to force the passage of more federal gun control for stalking-related convictions.
  • Mark Kelly kinda blaming Sarah Palin for Gabby being shot…

    10/01/2014 11:44:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    gunmartblog.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | Eric
    KELLY: Yeah, I think that some people are. But what we often see within families, and especially families that have folks that are mentally ill, when there are guns involved, that it’s a pretty common sense thing to do, to try to at least temporarily, before you can get a person adjudicated, as mentally ill to just try to get, you know to try to protect the family and others from gun violence. I know the bill was just signed into law today but it does seem like it was a pretty reasonable thing to do.
  • Kelly: What Sarah Palin Did Was Irresponsible And Insensitive (Rep. Gabby Giffords' husband)

    09/30/2014 9:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | September 30, 2014 | Alan Colmes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tuesday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Navy Captain, former astronaut and husband of Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly talked to Alan about the new book he has co-written with his wife called Enough: Our Fight To Keep America Safe From Gun Violence. Alan and Mark discussed why Mark and Gabrielle continue to own guns themselves, about the passing of new gun legislation in California, and what Sarah Palin did that was “irresponsible” and “insensitive.” ********** COLMES: Just today in California, Gov. Brown signed a law that says if you are a relative of somebody that has a gun and you think...
  • Gabby Giffords: Being Victim of Gun Violence Means 'Opportunity'

    09/30/2014 6:28:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 23, Breitbart News reported that numerous red state Democrats running for reelection this fall have asked Giffords and Kelly to stay away from their races. Among those making that request are Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Hagan (D-NC), all three of whom voted for the failed Senate gun control bill in April 2013.
  • USA Today fluff piece: “Giffords is the heir to Jim Brady as the face of gun safety,”

    09/29/2014 8:54:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    thegunfeed.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Unknown
    USA Today fluff piece: “Giffords is the heir to Jim Brady as the face of gun safety,”
  • Gabby Giffords Gets Meaningless

    09/25/2014 8:16:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 9/25/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Vitriolic attacks will degrade her appeal, not help her cause.
  • Former Rep. Gabby Giffords’ group nixes tough Martha McSally ad

    09/23/2014 5:15:20 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | September 23, 2014 | TARINI PARTI
    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords’ pro-gun-control group has taken down a harsh ad against Arizona House candidate Martha McSally after the Republican explained her position on allowing stalkers to buy guns. The ad features a woman named Vicki who recounts how her 19-year-old daughter was hunted down and murdered by an enraged ex-boyfriend, while a narrator says McSally, who is running for Giffords’ old seat in Congress, “opposes making it harder for stalkers to get a gun.” The ad drew criticism, including from The Arizona Republic’s editorial page, which termed it “vile,” and McSally blasted it as inaccurate, noting she herself...
  • Liberal Incivility and Gabby Giffords

    09/23/2014 6:23:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 9-23-14 | Jonathon Tobin
    When a gunman attempted to murder Rep. Gabriel Giffords in January 2011, the country was shocked by what was widely interpreted as an act that symbolized the incivility that had transformed American politics. That assumption, which was primarily aimed at undermining the Tea Party movement that had swept the midterm elections months before in the 2010 midterms, was soon debunked when we learned the shooter was an apolitical madman. But liberals have never ceased yapping about the implications of their opponents’ alleged meanness. Now it turns out the person who is doing the most to give the lie to this...
  • Gabby Giffords gets mean

    09/21/2014 5:51:52 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | September 21, 2014 | Alex Isenstadt
    Gabby Giffords, irreproachable figure of sympathy, has fashioned an improbable new role for herself this election year: ruthless attack dog. The former Democratic congresswoman, whose recovery from a gunshot wound to the head captivated the country, has unleashed some of the nastiest ads of the campaign season, going after GOP candidates in Arizona and New Hampshire with attacks even some left-leaning commentators say go too far. And Republicans on the receiving end are largely helpless to hit back, knowing a fight with the much-admired survivor is not one they’re likely to win. Some of the toughest spots from Giffords’ newly...
  • Giffords’ group applauds Republican pushing for gun control

    09/19/2014 8:55:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Michele Richinick
    In its fourth advertisement released this week, a pro-gun control group applauded a Republican congressman’s efforts to reduce gun violence. Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was critically wounded in a shooting outside of a supermarket in 2011, is urging Pennsylvanians to vote for GOP Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick in November’s election. As the narrator explains in the 30-second spot, “Not Afraid to Lead,” the incumbent congressman has attempted to encourage his colleagues — both Republicans and Democrats — in Washington to pass stricter gun control measures. Last year, Fitzpatrick co-sponsored a...
  • Gabby Giffords: Gun Control for Women's Sake Now

    09/14/2014 8:17:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 12, TIME magazine ran a column by gun control proponent Gabby Giffords, in which she argued that gun control must be expanded for women's sake. Giffords' starts the column by revisiting the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) under Bill Clinton. She says that law has been good--"annual rates of domestic violence have dropped by more than half" since its passage--but she does not think it goes far enough. She wants a more stringent VAWA, one that expands gun control beyond marriage and into dating relationships. This would include new gun control laws for boyfriends, "partners,"...
  • Gabrielle Giffords’ ad push aims to aid successor

    09/03/2014 8:45:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/3/2014 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is making a long-awaited push to help her successor, Democrat Ron Barber, in his closely watched race against Republican Martha McSally. Starting Wednesday, Giffords’ pro-gun control super PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions, will start airing two TV commercials criticizing McSally for her opposition to legislation expanding background checks. The commercials are the first for the group, which Giffords formed last year.
  • Report: Giffords, Kelly's Gun Control Group Now Pushing Temporary Gun Confiscation

    08/16/2014 6:45:01 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/15/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Americans for Responsible Solutions--the group formed by gun control proponents former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly--has issued a new report listing five ideas "to reduce gun violence." Four of the five revolve around temporary gun confiscation or gun bans. The report begins with the fairly innocuous idea of to removing "loopholes" where they exist between states and the federal government regarding information on the mentally ill. But after that, the focus turns to confiscation: Idea Two: "Authorize law enforcement to remove access to guns, with court oversight and plenty of protections to prevent abuse of this...
  • Gabby Giffords to Maine Raising Money for Gubernatorial Candidate Supporting Gun Control

    08/09/2014 9:32:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 8/8/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 9 Gabby Giffords will "[try] to resurrect gun control" by appearing in Maine to raise money for gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud (D). Michaud is currently the U.S. Rep. for Maine's 2nd District. According to the Associated Press, Michaud says he and Giffords formed a friendship as "conservative 'blue dog' Democrats" during their time together in Congress, and he stands with her in pushing for more gun control now in the area of background checks.
  • Gabby Giffords' super PAC raises $2.1 million

    07/16/2014 8:22:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    most.gotnewswire.com ^ | 7/15/2014 | Unknown
    Former congresswoman wants to reduce gun violence.
  • Gabby Giffords Says Gun Violence Is a Women's Issue

    06/16/2014 9:37:56 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    The Wire ^ | June 16th, 2014 | LUCY WESTCOTT
    Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, firmly lamented gun violence as a women’s issue as their political action committee, Americans for Responsible Solutions, gears up to support candidates in the 2014 midterm elections. Giffords and Kelly visited the Hearst headquarters in New York on Monday morning to speak with Ellen Levine, editorial director of Hearst magazines. During their presentation they revealed a number of startling facts: American women are eleven times more likely to be killed by guns than in any other high-income country, and every month, nearly 50 women are shot to death by a...
  • GABBY GIFFORDS: GUN CONTROL IS A WOMEN'S ISSUE

    06/16/2014 9:33:16 PM PDT · by kingattax · 45 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 16 Jun 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On June 16 gun control activist Gabrielle Giffords said gun control is a women's issue and one on which women should "lead the way." Giffords was speaking to Hearst Corporation employees in Manhattan. According to New York Daily News, Giffords spoke of how "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women." She said, "Criminals with guns, stalkers with guns, abusers with guns... make gun violence a women's issue." Giffords stressed that women can lead the way "through common sense."
  • Giffords’ gun control group will support Udall, may target Coffman

    06/04/2014 9:27:02 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 19 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | June 3, 2014 | Eli Stokols
    Giffords’ gun control group will support Udall, may target Coffman DENVER — Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall is among the candidates that will get money this fall from Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun control advocacy group founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly. The group, which expects to raise more than $20 million this year but hasn’t indicated how much it plans to spend, may also go after Congressman Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, an opponent of gun control who is battling Democrat Andrew Romanoff in one of the tightest House races of the 2014 cycle. While...
  • Former Rep. Giffords’ Gun-Control Group Backs 11 Democrats in Upcoming Congressional Races

    06/03/2014 8:13:39 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    CBS local ^ | 6-3-14 | AP story
    WASHINGTON — A gun-control organization led by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, outlined plans Tuesday to support candidates in at least 11 congressional races this year who have backed efforts in Congress to enact stricter gun control laws. Americans for Responsible Solutions said it will support a slate of nine Democrats and two Republicans in 2014 — and perhaps more. The group has raised about $14.5 million since it was founded in January 2013 and plans to spend money on television and online advertising and direct mail to help the list of mostly incumbent...
  • Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly's Gun Control Group Targets Pro-2nd Amendment Senator

    06/01/2014 5:32:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/31/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly's gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, is demanding Iowa state Senator Joni Ernst (R) apologize for making pro-2nd Amendment comments the week after Elliot Rodger's stabbed three people to death before fatally shooting three others.
  • GOP Congressional Candidate Carries a Gun Because of Gabby Giffords

    05/31/2014 7:41:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/30/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Iowa State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) is in the primary race for U.S. Congress and says he often carries "a 9mm handgun" with him because of the attack on Gabrielle Giffords.
  • GABBY GIFFORDS: CONGRESS MUST PASS GUN CONTROL TO PROTECT WOMEN POST-SANTA BARBARA

    05/28/2014 3:51:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly are calling on Congress to take "immediate action" and pass gun control to protect women in the wake of Elliot Rodger's heinous attacks in Santa Barbara.
  • Gabrielle Giffords: 'Women's Lives Are at Stake' in Gun Control Debate

    05/03/2014 7:10:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/3/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    As part of her continued push for gun control, Gabrielle Giffords told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that "women's lives are at stake" in the debate over guns.
  • Gabrielle Giffords’ husband, gun control advocate Mark Kelly, to keynote NAR convention

    05/02/2014 5:30:51 PM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    inman.com ^ | 4/22/2014 | unknown
    Mark Kelly — a retired astronaut turned gun control advocate after his wife, former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was nearly killed in a 2011 mass shooting — will deliver the keynote address at the National Association of Realtors’ annual conference in November. Kelly will take the stage on Saturday, Nov. 8, on the second day of the 2014 Realtors Conference & Expo in New Orleans, which will run Nov. 7-10. Giffords will also make a special appearance, NAR said in a press release.
  • Bill Clinton to headline Gabrielle Giffords gun group event

    04/22/2014 7:21:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/21/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Bill Clinton will be the featured guest at a New York City fundraiser this week for former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s gun-control group. The Americans for Responsible Solutions gathering is set for Wednesday evening at the home of real estate mogul Bill Rudin, according to a source familiar with the event. Officials with the group and Clinton’s office would not comment.
  • Gabby Giffords: Hold Hearings on 'Preventing Gun Violence Against Women'

    04/15/2014 9:15:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 4/14/2014 | Susan Jones
    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) wants members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on "preventing gun violence against women," the first step to passing (gun control) legislation, she says. "[M]any of those who perpetrate violence against women are still allowed easy access to firearms," Giffords wrote this month in an open letter to the Judiciary Committee. Giffords writes that women are more likely than men to be killed or stalked by an intimate partner; and she says having a gun in a household with a history of domestic violence makes it much more likely that a women...
  • Gottlieb: Giffords off target, forgiving gunman while scapegoating gun rights

    04/08/2014 7:21:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/7/2014 | Uknown
    When former Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords told an Oakland, Calif., audience Wednesday that she forgives a mass murderer whose name we won’t glorify, she was “way off target” because her recent efforts have tried to punish law-abiding citizens with new gun laws, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. “We don’t forgive the Tucson shooter,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “We’re glad he will spend the rest of his life in prison for what he did to Congresswoman Giffords, and for killing six other people in the process.
  • I got a donation request in the mail from "Americans For Responsible Solutions" PAC

    03/05/2014 5:25:20 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    me | 3-5-14 | TZ
    She's asking for money to fight the NRA and blah blah blah. I'm pretty sure a co-worker signed me up for their propaganda to be mailed to me. It came with a pre-paid return envelope. What should I send back? (it sure won't be money)
  • Gabby Giffords’ national gun control group targets Georgia

    02/27/2014 7:24:42 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 2/26/2014 | Kristina Torres
    Americans for Responsible Solutions, a national gun control organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, announced a campaign Wednesday to defeat a sweeping gun bill that would widely expand access to guns in Georgia.
  • PepsiCo: We Didn’t Sponsor Giffords’ Gabfest. Specifically.

    02/19/2014 9:39:20 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/18/2014 | Robert Farago
    Dear Mr. Farago, Thank you for sharing your concern stemming from our participation in last summer’s Aspen Ideas Festival.
  • Is PepsiCo Underwriting Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Activism?

    02/19/2014 8:12:05 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 2/18/2014 | Bryan Preston
    If you haven’t heard of the Aspen meeting, it’s one of those gatherings of the high and mighty around the world, UN heavyweights and Hollywood nitwits and politicians with big government causes, like Giffords. Here’s the text from that screenshot:
  • Gabrielle Giffords Plans Book on Gun Control

    02/11/2014 10:27:56 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 2/11/2014 | HILLEL ITALIE
    Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is working on a book about gun control. Kelly said in a statement issued Tuesday by the book's publisher, Scribner. "As Second Amendment supporters and gun owners ourselves, we hope our book rouses the long-overdue conversation our country needs to make responsible changes to our gun laws so that no more precious lives are lost."
  • Giffords' husband Mark Kelly backs Oregon gun bill

    02/07/2014 8:30:20 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    mailtribune.com ^ | 2/7/2014 | CHAD GARLAND
    The husband of former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, appeared before Oregon legislators on Thursday to speak in favor of expanded background checks for gun sales, as Republicans contended the Democrat-proposed legislation is "political posturing" as Oregon's May primary nears. Kelly spoke at a contentious public hearing before the state Senate Judiciary Committee, which began examination of a bill that would expand background checks to include private party gun sales. Kelly said he and Giffords support gun rights for sport, self-defense and "part of our national heritage." But he said Oregon's current law has "a loophole you could drive...
  • Giffords testifies on Wash. gun initiative

    01/29/2014 8:22:41 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    enquirerherald.com ^ | 1/28/2014 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a 2011 shooting, testified Tuesday before a Washington state House panel considering an initiative to expand firearm background checks in the state, telling lawmakers that "the nation is counting on you." With her husband, retired NASA space shuttle commander Mark Kelly, sitting next to her, Giffords spoke slowly and briefly to the panel that was taking public testimony on Initiative 594, which seeks to require background checks for all sales, including online sales and private transactions, such as those that occur at gun shows. The checks would be conducted...
  • Gabby Giffords: ‘It’s Too Dangerous To Wait’ For Gun Control

    01/28/2014 8:27:05 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | 1/28/2014 | unknown
    On the eve of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords is challenging Washington leaders not to ignore gun violence. The former Democratic congresswoman is featured in a new television ad set to air immediately before and after the president’s speech. In the ad, Giffords faces the camera and says, “Congress is afraid of the gun lobby.”..... ....Kelly called the inaction on Capitol Hill “remarkable.” “Congress has done nothing because many politicians are listening to the gun lobby when they should be listening to their constituents,” he said.
  • Gun Control Ad Starring Gabrielle Giffords to Air Before State of the Union

    01/28/2014 5:11:06 AM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 27, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    In a commercial set to run just before and after President Obama's January 28 State of the Union (SOTU) address, Gabrielle Giffords looks into the camera and says, "Congress is afraid of the gun lobby." According to the Associated Press , Giffords will push background checks as a way to "make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get guns." She will say, "9 out of 10 Americans support background checks." On December 4, Breitbart News reported a CNN poll that showed "50 percent of Americans oppose more gun control," and only "49 percent" support it.
  • Moms Demand celebrate Gabby Gifford

    01/09/2014 8:25:55 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    GunFreeZone.net ^ | 1/8/2014 | Miguel G
    They are all excited over Moms:
  • Gabrielle Giffords reports progress on recovery in New York Times essay

    01/08/2014 2:18:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    abc15.com ^ | 1/8/14
    Wednesday marks the 3-year anniversary of a shooting rampage in Tucson that killed six people and wounded 13 others including former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Tuesday night, Giffords reported significant progress on her recovery. In a New York Times essay titled "The Lessons of Physical Therapy," Giffords shares her battle back from the shooting that left her with damaged eyesight, trouble speaking, a paralyzed right arm and leg and the loss of her job. Giffords says after years of intensive physical therapy, she has regained some use of her right arm, saying her "arm moves when she tells it to."...
  • Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly in Iowa to make pitch for enhanced gun buying background checks

    10/27/2013 9:48:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    radioiowa.com ^ | October 27, 2013 | O. Kay Henderson
    Two of the country’s leading advocates of enhanced background checks for gun purchases headlined Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley’s afternoon fundraiser today. Gabby Gifford is the former Arizona congresswoman who was nearly assassinated in 2011. “I’m working hard — lots of therapy: speech therapy, (physical) therapy and yoga, too, but my spirit’s strong as ever. I’m still fighting to make the world a better place and you can, too,” Giffords said. “Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.” Giffords spoke briefly after her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, addressed the crowd of Braley backers. He made the couple’s pitch for what...
  • Mark Kelly (Husband of Gabby Giffords) Commits a Felony at New York Gun Show

    10/14/2013 9:41:21 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 53 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Oct 14, 2013 | Robert Farago
    “Mark ‘I wasn’t really buying that AR-15‘ Kelly is committing a felony right in front of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. It’s against New York State (NYS) law for someone to be in possession (i.e. holding) a handgun without a valid NYS Pistol license. Mark Kelly can’t have a NYS pistol license because he’s not a legal resident of New York.” An Empire State firearms attorney told TTAG that there’s an exception for firearms training but, as far as he can tell, not gun shows. Unless we hear otherwise, under Article 265 of New York State penal law,...
  • What Happened to Mr. Civility from Tucson?

    10/09/2013 11:00:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I had an idea yesterday. That press conference that Obama did, it was juvenile. It was something that a spoiled rotten kid would do. It was petulant. It certainly was not presidential. He called that press conference for one reason: to use the words "hostage," "bomb thrower," and "extremist" for an hour. That's why he did the presser. So I told Cookie, I said, "Will you put together a montage. I want excerpts of Obama at the Gabby Giffords event, where he criticized this kind of behavior and where he urged everybody to stop...
  • Mark Kelly: ‘Gabby and I have been there’ (Here we go, right on time)

    09/17/2013 11:58:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 16, 2013 | Jose DelReal, Politico Fellow
    Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, expressed his condolences Monday for the victims of the mass shooting in the Washington Navy Yard, saying “Gabby and I have been there.” “Gabby and I are holding the victims of today’s massacre at the Washington Navy Yard in our thoughts and prayers,” Kelly, who is a retired Navy pilot and NASA space shuttle commander, said in the statement from the PAC he and his wife co-founded Americans for Responsible Solutions. “[W]e know that nothing will bring solace to the families who lost loved ones. As the hours and days pass,...