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  • 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
    thehill.com ^ | 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
    downtrend.com/ ^ | 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
    No excerpt per rules.
  • Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords Tours Minnesota to Promote Gun Control

    02/25/2016 6:59:46 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 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
    AP (go to link or search)
  • 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
    breitbart.com ^ | 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.
  • Ongoing FR Analysis: Jack Wheeler Murder

    01/09/2011 8:55:15 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 1,839 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 9, 2011 | Susan Candiotti and Ross Levitt
    Wilmington, Delaware (CNN) -- Police have found homicide victim John Wheeler's cell phone, according to a taxi driver who was interviewed by investigators this week. Athel Scott told CNN National Correspondent Susan Candiotti that police told him they found the cab driver's number in the phone of Wheeler, the former Pentagon official who was found dead in a Delaware landfill. He said investigators wanted to know how his number got there. Scott... says he told the police he didn't have any idea. "I never got a call from the man. I don't know him... He's never been in my cab....
  • NC GOP Folds, Stands with Gabby Giffords for Handgun Restrictions

    06/18/2015 6:49:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/18/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 16, North Carolina’s GOP-controlled house sided with Gabby Giffords and voted 78-37 to keep handgun purchasing restrictions in place for law-abiding North Carolinians. As recently as June 7—just four days after New Jersey’s Carol Bowne was stabbed to death while waiting for state permission to own a gun for self-defense—Breitbart News reported that Giffords & Co. were pushing to make sure North Carolinians had to continue seeking state permission for handgun purchases via a permit-to-purchase requirement which is very similar to the one in New Jersey.
  • Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly use luxury private jet while on anti-gun crusade

    06/17/2015 9:30:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    gunmartblog.com ^ | 6/16/2015 | Eric
    Living the good life. Tell me again how this is not a career driven endeavor for them. Being anti-gun pays pretty well, doesn’t it Mark?
  • Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship for Gabrielle Giffords (who is anti-gun) on Saturday

    06/15/2015 8:06:05 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    USNI ^ | 6/13/15 | LaGrone
    The tenth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is slated to be christened for former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a Saturday ceremony in Mobile, Ala, the Pentagon announced this week. Tomorrow, Jill Biden — the wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden — will break a bottle of sparkling wine in a ceremony to officially name the fifth Austal USA-built Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship after former democratic representative Gabrielle Giffords. “The christening of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords marks the beginning of what is certain to be a long life for this great ship,” said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in...
  • Navy ship christened for Giffords, wounded in 2011 shooting

    06/13/2015 5:52:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 60 replies
    KATV.COM ^ | 13 JUNE 2015 | AP
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona had a Navy vessel named in her honor during a ceremony at a Mobile, Alabama, shipyard Saturday afternoon. Giffords joined others including Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, as the USS Gabrielle Giffords was christened in coastal Alabama. The 419-foot ship was built at the Austal shipyard and is the Navy's 10th littoral combat ship designed to operate in shallow waters near the coast. Giffords was badly wounded in a 2011 shooting that left six dead and 13 injured in Tucson. The Democrat left Congress and...
  • US Navy Christening Ship to Honor Gun Control Proponent Gabby Giffords

    06/12/2015 3:45:01 PM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 13 the US Navy will christen a combat ship after gun control proponent and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. The ship will be called the USS Gabrielle Giffords and will be christened at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, where “Vice President Biden’s wife, Jill, the ship’s sponsor, will break a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow.”
  • Combat Ship Christened for Former Congresswoman, Gun-Control Advocate Giffords

    06/11/2015 9:56:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    pjmedia ^ | June 11, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The Defense Department is naming a combat ship after former congresswoman and gun-control advocate Gabrille Giffords this weekend. Giffords was shot in the head at a constituent meet and greet during her third term. She resigned from Congress in 2012 to focus on her recovery, and started a gun-control PAC called Americans for Responsible Solutions in 2013. She and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, have also advocated for gun-control measures in congressional testimony. The Navy’s tenth littoral combat ship will be christened USS Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday in Mobile, Ala. “The christening of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords marks the...
  • satire USS Gabrielle Giffords Christened As Navy’s First Gun-Free Warship

    06/14/2015 1:57:54 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 44 replies
    DuffelBlog ^ | 6/13/2015 | Ted Heller
    MOBILE, Ala. — Seeking to honor a retired congresswoman and 2011 shooting victim in the most considerate and respectful way possible, the Navy today christened the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10), a first-of-its-kind, gun-free warship. Designed to hold a core crew of 40 sailors, the Independence-class littoral combat ship has been stripped bare of its Mk 110 57-millimeter gun, all four of its Mk2 .50-cal machine guns, its Evolved SeaRAM 11 cell missile launcher, and its entire cache of small arms, which are typically issued to boarding teams and watch standers. “Having this mighty warship be 100% gun-free not only...
  • Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly Rewarded with Harvard Speaking Gig (hurl alert!)

    05/14/2015 9:39:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun control proponents Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly will speak on Class Day at Harvard Law School on May 27, despite their string of epic defeats. Giffords–a former congresswoman from Arizona’s 2nd District–was shot on January 8, 2011, after Jared Loughner passed a background check to acquire his handgun. She and Kelly have since founded the gun control PAC “Americans for Responsible Solutions” to push Congress to expand background checks so that every gun purchaser in the country is forced to pass the same background Loughner passed.
  • Giffords Family Collection on display at Arizona State Museum

    04/29/2015 10:00:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    kvoa.com ^ | 4/27/2015 | Monica Garcia
    The majority of the art was collected by Gloria Giffords, former Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords mother, who says she hopes people will see the art as an inspiration.