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  • 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,...
  • Our Partisan President

    08/27/2013 9:06:56 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 3 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | August 27, 2013 | Mona Charen
    It’s ironic that President Obama so often carps about politics — blaming “politics as usual” or “hyperpartisanship” for everything from the lack of economic growth to joblessness to climate change — when he is the most relentlessly partisan president in recent memory. Obama is a staunch left liberal who finds it very difficult to rise above politics and attempt to unite the country. Arguably, his very best speech, the one delivered in Tucson after the Gabby Giffords shooting, did transcend partisanship. It was an outlier. The president inserted himself into the Trayvon Martin story in a deeply irresponsible manner. Disregarding...
  • Anti-Gun Groups Mobilizing in Colordado

    08/22/2013 7:36:41 AM PDT · by relio6 · 67 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 8/22/2013 | N Ilar
    In Colorado there's a calling to vote Yes to recall anti-gun state senators - John Morse (D-11) and Angela Giron (D-3). These two can create a “a wave of fear that runs across every state legislator across the country.” To counter this recall, Gun control group headed by Mark Kelly & Gabby Giffords have television ads running to urge Coloradan to vote "NO" on the recall. westernshootingjournal.com/second-amendment/anti-gun-groups-mobilizing-in-colorado/
  • Ron Paul on Fox: Christie Will ‘Say Anything, Do Anything, Deceive the People’ to Get Elected

    08/20/2013 7:21:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 11 replies
    Mediate ^ | Tuesday August 20, 2013
    At first Paul would only say that Christie was “very precise” in his assertion that you have to win before you can govern. But then the gloves came off. “In other words, say anything, do anything, get elected first, and deceive the people in order to get elected,” Paul said. He accused both parties of saying “whatever they think they have to say” to get elected, but predicted those days are “coming to an end.” “The American people are waking up to the reality that something has to give,” Paul continued, “and it certainly isn’t by saying, ‘Well, say anything...
  • GABBY GIFFORDS' GUN CONTROL PAC BUSTED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS VIOLATING IRS CODE

    08/20/2013 7:14:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/20/2013
    Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the PAC of Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly focused on gun control, is being forced to refund money to contributors after being caught accepting illegal donations.One of the illegal donations was tied to Bette Midler's private family foundation and another to the Rupa and Bharat B. Bhatt Foundation. Midler's foundation gave $10,000 and the Bhatt foundation contributed $5,000.According to The Center For Public Integrity, both donations were "strictly prohibited" by the IRS:
  • Gabby Giffords’ Anti-Gun Group Caught Accepting Illegal Contributions

    08/20/2013 10:29:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/20/13 | Dean Garrison
    Another anti-gun group gets caught with the proverbial hand in the cookie jar. This time Gabby Giffords has her prints all over it. The total amount of illegal contributions received was $15,250. That is not a small chunk of change. Giffords’ PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, received three illegal donations it has been discovered. This is not coincidence or a mistake. One could be a mistake and two could be coincidence. Three times is conspiracy to defraud. Publicintegrity.org reports: Singer, actress and comedian Bette Midler took to Twitter on April 18 to promote Gabby Giffords’ new gun control effort....
  • More Gun Lies From Gabby Giffords

    07/08/2013 2:23:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7-8-2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    Gabby Giffords and her still-weightless astronaut husband are like a gun-grabbing Foghat, eternally playing the state fair circuit of American politics. Now they are literally going on tour again, hoping that their audience will forgo the old favorites and welcome a track off their new album. She’s really just a one-hit wonder hoping to match the airplay of her power ballad “I Suffered a Tragedy So I Have Special Moral Standing (To Advocate Stripping You of Your Fundamental Rights).” The sad truth is that she is the Psy of liberal advocacy, far past her 15 minutes yet valiantly trying to...
  • Loughner defense in 2011 rampage cost taxpayers $1.1mil, case documents reveal

    07/06/2013 6:33:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Documents revealing legal fees among 60 unsealed; taxpayers picked up the tab
  • Gabrielle Giffords Shoots Gun During Start of Gun-Control Tour

    07/05/2013 2:17:58 AM PDT · by South40 · 27 replies
    Yahoo News (ABC) ^ | 7/2/2013 | Shushannah Walshe
    Two and half years after being shot in the head, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords visited a shooting range and fired a gun, her first stop on a seven-state, seven-day bus tour to push for expanded background checks for firearms purchases. Accompanied by her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, on their "Rights and Responsibilities Tour," Giffords, wearing a green cardigan and an arm brace, smiled and waved after she shot the gun at the Clark County Shooting Complex in Las Vegas. Kelly also got in some target practice at the range. This was the first time Giffords shot a gun since...
  • Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly to appeal for expanded background checks for gun buyers in Cincinnati

    07/03/2013 10:08:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    wcpo.com ^ | July 03, 2013 | Greg Noble
    CINCINNATI - Before riding in the Northside Fourth of July parade on Thursday, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, will make a plea for expanded background checks for gun buyers. Both Giffords, who was critically wounded in a shooting rampage in 2011, and Kelly are gun owners and say they continue to support gun rights. Giffords fired a gun at a range Monday for the first time since she was shot. They are spreading their message to seven states in seven days on their “Rights and Responsibilities Tour.” They are hoping to appeal to...
  • Giffords visits gun range, launches gun control tour [Exploitation apalooza]

    07/02/2013 9:51:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    wnct.com ^ | 7/2/13
    Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords kicked off a seven-state tour Monday to advocate for universal gun background checks. Giffords and husband Mark Kelly started their day in Las Vegas demonstrating that they, too, are gun owners. Giffords fired a gun at a shooting range. It's the first time she's used a gun since a deranged gunman shot her in the head in 2011. A dozen other people were also wounded and six more were killed. Giffords, who's still recovering from the attack, is speaking up for change....
  • Gabrielle Giffords: Giffords calls out Ayotte [Politico ADMITS Senate Bill Couldn't Stop Newtown]

    05/06/2013 5:12:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ... I was proud of almost all your New England senators, who listened to their constituents, and put safety over the big money of the gun lobby. But like so many Granite Staters, 89 percent of whom support expanded background checks, I was disappointed with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who did not listen to her constituents and who alone in New England voted in lockstep with the NRA.... When I voted for health care reform, which was not at all popular among my constituents, I got a lot of angry calls about my vote for health care. I listened. I felt...
  • Gabrielle Giffords receives Profile in Courage award [Exploitation Continues]

    05/06/2013 4:28:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    wcpo.com ^ | 5/6/13
    Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords received the 2013 Profile in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Library on Sunday in recognition of the political, personal, and physical courage she has demonstrated in her fearless public advocacy for policy reforms aimed at reducing gun violence.
  • Giffords' husband calls for NRA leaders to step aside

    05/04/2013 5:45:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/3/2013 | Ed Pilkington
    Kelly has thrown down the gauntlet to Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s combative chief executive, on the opening day of the gun lobby’s annual convention in Houston, Texas. Writing in the Houston Chronicle, he accuses LaPierre and the rest of the NRA’s leadership of turning their back on the traditional values of the association in a simple drive for profit.
  • Here's Why the NRA Won and Gabby Giffords and Mike Bloomberg Lost

    04/21/2013 1:35:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | April 18, 2013 | Andy Kroll
    On NBC's Meet the Press last month, National Rifle Association honcho Wayne LaPierre, the face of the American gun lobby, delivered this message to New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg: "He's going to find out that this is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people, and he can't spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the American public. He can't buy America." The day before, Bloomberg had announced that he would spend $12 million of his own money on an ad blitz pressing members of Congress to pass new...
  • Gun lobby’s fanaticism prevails over common sense (Cover that keyboard and monitor)

    04/20/2013 12:51:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Albany Herald ^ | April 19, 2013 | Cynthia Tucker
    You might have thought that the mangled bodies of 20 dead children would have been enough to overcome the crazed obsessions of the gun lobby. You might have believed that the courage and exhortations of a former congresswoman — her career cut short and her life forever changed by a would-be assassin’s bullet — would have pushed Congress to do the right thing. You might have reasoned that polls showing overwhelming public support for a sensible gun control measure would have persuaded politicians to take a modest step toward preventing more massacres. You would have been wrong. The U.S. Senate...
  • Obama Fail!

    04/18/2013 3:30:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4-18-2013 | Neal Boortz
    You know what it comes down to, Barry-0? People don’t trust you. Simple as that. Oh … certainly you do have your supporters. It’s not that NOBODY trusts you .... just most productive Americans above the median IQ. The moochers, leaches and parasites still trust you … they trust you to keep forking over the government checks. When the checks stop coming … when they find that a change of regimes in Washington will necessitate their actually becoming marginally productive again … their fealty to their long-gone here, the great and powerful 0bama, will fade to resentment and scorn. Your...
  • Eleanor Clift: Newtown Families and Gabby Giffords Will Be More Powerful Than the NRA

    04/18/2013 7:27:29 AM PDT · by upchuck · 84 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    "The Newtown families and Gabby Giffords are in the gun debate to stay, and over time their voices will be more powerful than the NRA." So said Newsweek's Eleanor Clift during the predictions segment on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday... "The culture of guns is beginning to go through a transformation in this country," she added. Maybe she should say that with a straight face to the people of Chicago so riddled with the kind of gun violence pending legislation will have absolutely no impact on whatsoever. But nobody seems to care about that - certainly not media members such as...
  • You’ve disappointed me, and there will be consequences.

    04/18/2013 8:06:33 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 124 replies
    Various ^ | 04/17/2013 | Gabby Giffords
    I am asking every reasonable American to help me tell the truth about the cowardice these senators demonstrated. I am asking for mothers to stop these lawmakers at the grocery store and tell them: You’ve lost my vote. I am asking activists to unsubscribe from these senators’ e-mail lists and to stop giving them money. I’m asking citizens to go to their offices and say: You’ve disappointed me, and there will be consequences.
  • A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip (Gabby Giffords op-ed barf alert)

    04/18/2013 9:06:31 AM PDT · by matt04 · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | Gabby Giffords
    SENATORS say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets. The fear that those children who survived the massacre must feel every time they remember their teachers stacking them into closets and bathrooms, whispering that they loved them, so that love would be the last thing the students heard if the gunman found them. On Wednesday, a minority of senators gave into fear and blocked common-sense legislation that would have...
  • Response to a Bloomberg anti-freedom Campaign

    04/16/2013 3:23:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 April, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    An Internet friend relayed this experience to me: A Moment Of Glee I got a phone call today from a true believer, paid for by Mayor Bloomberg. Supposedly from the “Gabby Giffords Campaign Against Gun Violence”, asking me to contact my congressman and senators to demand gun control. I about hurt myself trying to keep cool and reel him in. Such opportunities are very rare. So many ways to mess with their heads. Probably the best zinger was when I asked how Gabby Giffords *husband*, Mark Kelly was doing. What do you mean? Well, he confessed to committing a serious...
  • Gabrielle Giffords watches Mark Kelly fire Glock 9 millimeter (video)

    04/16/2013 10:50:53 AM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/9/2013 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, still engages in target practice — with the same type of weapon used to shoot his wife. A CNN report showed Kelly shooting at water bottles and pots with a Glock 9 millimeter in the backyard of Giffords’s mother’s house. Giffords watched from a porch, cheering him on. Video @ link
  • Giffords, Kelly own guns while pushing gun control

    04/09/2013 8:12:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 9, 2013 10:26 PM EDT
    Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, keep pushing for stricter gun laws as they continue to own weapons for recreational purposes, including the same type of gun used in the January 2011 shooting rampage that left Giffords wounded. However, the couple’s 9-mm Glock holds fewer bullets than the one used the Tucson shooting spree. Limiting the size of ammunition magazines is one of the goals of a new political action committee formed by Giffords and Kelly. The couple was interviewed in Tucson by CNN for a segment that aired Tuesday evening. Kelly was shown shooting pots and...
  • Mark Kelly Shoots Glock 9mm With 'High Capacity' Magazine on CNN

    04/09/2013 11:54:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 4-9-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In an interview that will air on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 on April 9, Gabby Giffords looks on from her mother's porch while Mark Kelly shoots bottles and clay pots in the Arizona desert with a Glock 19 9mm. The gun is actually Giffords's, but Kelly shoots it and wasn't shy about admitting he had a 17-round magazine in it. Ironically, 17 rounds exceeds the 10 round limit that was being pushed in the Senate in February when Kelly spoke in favor of banning them. Nevertheless, after CNN filmed Kelly target shooting, he justified using a 17-round magazine for the...
  • Gabby Giffords still appreciates gun culture.

    04/09/2013 7:03:41 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 29 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | April 8th, 2013 - 9:29 PM ET | Dana Bash
    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.
  • Gabby Giffords falsely implies that her shooter evaded a background check

    04/07/2013 10:54:56 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 62 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 04/07/2013 | Twitchy staff
    Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ op-ed piece is getting a lot of praise on Twitter. This is the part of the piece that caught our attention: What they will do is create one fair system for all gun buyers, instead of the giant loophole we have now. Right now, we have one system where responsible gun owners take a background check — And then we have a second system for those who don’t want to take a background check. Those people — criminals, or people suffering from mental illness, like the young man who shot me — can buy as many...
  • FBI linked Gabby Giffords’ shooter to Christian pro-life groups

    04/05/2013 9:03:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    life site ^ | Ben Johnson
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions FBI linked Gabby Giffords’ shooter to Christian pro-life groups by Ben Johnson Fri Apr 05, 2013 19:32 EST Comments () Tags: anti-christian bigotry, jared lee loughner, obama administration, terrorism TUCSON, AZ, April 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An FBI agent drew attention to a possible connection between the man who shot Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and “Christian anti-abortion groups,” according to newly released documents in the 2011 shooting. In January 2011, Jared Lee Loughner engaged in a shooting spree that left six people dead and 13, including Congresswoman Giffords, wounded. An investigating...
  • Part Four: Three Bizarre Events

    04/05/2013 9:15:38 AM PDT · by butterdezillion · 125 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | April 5, 2013 | butterdezillion
    Three events that made no sense at the time now make sense. I'll C&P the substance in the first comment so the HTML will (hopefully) transfer.
  • Mark Kelly's Video Failed To Show He Was Denied Handgun Purchase, Too

    04/04/2013 10:50:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3 April, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Breitbart News can now report that although Gabby Giffords' husband Mark Kelly successfully purchased a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun from Diamondback Police Supply on March 5, the gun store had denied his attempts to buy a handgun approximately two weeks before that. According to sources, when Kelly first came into Diamondback Police Supply in February he tried to use a Texas ID to buy a handgun and was denied. Then, thirteen days later--on March 5-- Kelly walked back into the gun store with an Arizona ID that he used to purchase a handgun. He posted a video of that purchase...
  • Mark Kelly on whether call to action on gun control is fading

    04/04/2013 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Accessible Pudding · 21 replies
    FOX News Sunday ^ | 03-31-2013 | Chris Wallace
    Well, I think, after something like, you know, 20 first graders being murdered in their classrooms, you know, it is important to take action. And the American people are demanding action now. You know, the timeline of that, you know, sometimes, especially with a polarized Congress, these things can take a long time.
  • Kelly warns Republicans about blocking a Senate debate, vote on gun control legislation

    03/31/2013 9:56:54 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 136 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/31/13 | fox/AP
    Leading gun-control advocate Mark Kelly warned Republican senators Sunday that trying to block a vote on new firearms legislation that includes universal background checks could hurt their re-election efforts. Kelly, a former astronaut and Navy captain, directed his remarks to Sens. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, among five Republican senators who have suggested they will filibuster a debate and full floor vote. “They should listen to their constituents” and not get in the way of the debate, Kelly told “Fox News Sunday.”
  • Records Provide New Look at Ariz. Shooting Spree

    03/27/2013 9:16:16 PM PDT · by digger48 · 14 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | March 27, 2013 | BRIAN SKOLOFF and JACQUES BILLEAUD
    Almost everyone who crossed paths with Jared Loughner in the year before he shot former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords described a man who was becoming more unhinged and delusional by the day.
  • Gabby Giffords & Husband Mark Kelly's Daughter's Dog Kills Baby Seal (Killed More Than My AR-15)

    03/26/2013 7:18:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | March 25, 2013 | CBS Los Angeles
    Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Pulls Daughter’s Dog Off Sea Lion In Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Gabrielle Giffords’ husband pulled his daughter’s dog off of a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend. The incident, which was captured on video, happened around 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Goff Cove Beach by the Montage Laguna Beach. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly’s 18-year-old daughter, who was on vacation with her father and Giffords, was walking the American bulldog on a leash when the 65-pound dog saw the sea lion, ran off and attacked. Nathan, who declined to give his last name, happened to...
  • Gun Dealer Refuses to be Used for Political Purposes by Gabby Giffords' Husband

    03/26/2013 6:47:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Diamondback Police Supply, the gun dealership that was to sell the AR-15 type rifle to Mark Kelly, Gabby Gifford's Husband, has returned his money now that it has learned that he did not intend the rifle for personal use. Here is the statement: Statement of Douglas MacKinlay, Owner/President, Diamondback Police Supply Co., Inc. “While I support and respect Mark Kelly’s 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess, and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, his recent statements to the media made it clear that his intent in purchasing the Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm rifle from us was for reasons...