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  • 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 · 75 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.
  • Gabby Giffords’s Protégé Surrenders, Won’t Challenge Pro-Gun Rep Again

    04/13/2015 6:50:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/12/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 12, Gabby Giffords’s protégé and gun control supporter Ron Barber announced that he is not going to challenge pro-gun Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) for her seat in 2016.
  • Shannon Watts: Everyone Should Have to Go Through Background Check Gabby Giffords’ Attacker

    04/10/2015 10:13:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/10/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Question: Would expanding background checks to every sale, both retail and private, stop high profile shootings like the one that resulted in Gabby Giffords’ injury or the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary? The answer is no. Expanding background checks will not prevent such attacks as Giffords endured because her attacker passed a background check. And, as Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) explained, expanding background checks would not have stopped Adam Lanza from attacking Sandy Hook because he stole his guns, thereby purposely circumventing all gun controls.
  • The True Trigger of Tyranny

    04/08/2015 9:02:39 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 24 replies
    Self | 4/8/15 | Me
    Gabby Giffords: Gun Control will curb terrorism. Which is why multiple planes were flown into the Twin Towers and Pentagon. The type of weapon terrorists use to achieve their goal is a moot point for they will always find a means to deliver their insatiable wrath. If it's not a gun, it's a plane. If it's not a plane, it's a pressure cooker bomb. If it's not a pressure cooker bomb, it's a virulent toxin. You can't defeat terrorism by focusing on the garnish simply because you desire Gun Control above all else and see an opportunity to hijack a...
  • Giffords: Oregonians Should Have To Pass Same Background Check My Attacker Passed

    04/07/2015 7:59:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 4/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 27 215 Gabby Giffords backed Oregon Democrats in pushing all future Oregon gun purchasers to pass the same background check Jared Loughner passed to acquire the firearm with which he attacked Giffords and eighteen others in Tucson. The legislation–SB 941, sponsored by [longtime gun banner] state senator Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene)–would require a background check for every gun sale and/or transfer in Oregon–whether retail or private–except for sales between “close relatives,” which would continue to be a privilege the government allows.
  • Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly are Harvard Law School’s 2015 Class Day Speakers

    03/28/2015 10:23:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    today.law.harvard.edu ^ | 3/24/2015 | unknown
    Gabrielle Giffords, former U.S. Representative from Arizona, and her husband Mark Kelly, a Navy pilot and NASA astronaut, will be this year’s speakers for the Class Day ceremonies at Harvard Law School. Class Day will take place on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Giffords served as U.S. Representative from Arizona’s 8th Congressional District from 2007 to 2012. She survived an assassination attempt in Tucson in 2011 while meeting with her constituents. The gun attack killed six people and injured 13 others, including Giffords, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head. Despite her massive injuries and subsequent neurosurgeries, Giffords returned to...
  • Gabby Giffords Visits Chris Christie to Push Firearm Confiscation Laws

    03/18/2015 8:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 18, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 18, gun control proponent Gabby Giffords met with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) to discuss new firearm confiscation laws for the state. In August, Breitbart News reported that Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)—the gun control group founded by Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly—began pushing temporary confiscation as part of its bid to find something that would resonate with the American people and give the group some traction. At that time, the Arizona Republic reported that ARS was pushing for “Gun Violence Restraining Orders” which would “authorize law enforcement to remove access to guns, with court oversight...
  • Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly open to running for office

    03/18/2015 10:34:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/13/2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, are both leaving the door open to running for office someday. CBS News asked the couple in a Friday interview if they harbor political ambitions and would consider running for election. “Maybe,” said Giffords. "You never say never," added Kelly. "It's not something I have planned. You know, right circumstances, I might consider it."
  • Gabby Giffords Visits State To Promote Gun Law Changes

    03/18/2015 4:38:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | March 18, 2015 | Daniela Altimari
    HARTFORD — Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona came to the Capitol Tuesday to press for a new gun control law designed to help victims of domestic abuse. "We can change our laws, we can win elections," said Giffords, who left Congress after she was shot in the head by a mentally disturbed gunman four years ago. "
  • Book: WH Suppressed Michelle Obama Gun Control Video Made After Gabby Giffords Was Shot

    03/16/2015 9:36:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/15/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In the upcoming biography, “Michelle Obama: A Life,” author Peter Slevin claims the West Wing is blocking release of a video Michelle Obama recorded of herself commenting on the January 8, 2011, shooting of Gabby Giffords. The video was allegedly made by Michelle because “she saw a role for herself as a mother who had a platform,” yet “her husband’s office wouldn’t release it publicly.”
  • Giffords shooting victim who held down attacker dies of pneumonia

    03/12/2015 7:26:57 AM PDT · by Borges · 7 replies
    Fox - AP ^ | 3/12/2015
    Bill Badger was a hero even before he helped save people's lives during the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting in a grocery store parking lot that killed six people and injured 13, including former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. The Army veteran died Wednesday morning of pneumonia, according to his wife, Sallie Badger. He was 78.
  • Giffords’ Husband Failed Same Background Checks Her Attacker Passed

    03/10/2015 9:41:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/10/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Breitbart News previously reported that Kelly went to Tucson, Arizona’s Diamondback Police Supply in February 2013 to show that “background checks are easy.” Kelly brought in a Texas ID instead of an Arizona ID and was denied because the current background check system stipulates that you can only purchase a handgun in the state within which you reside.
  • Gabby Giffords: The Gun Control Movement’s Human Shield

    03/08/2015 6:34:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 4 Breitbart News reported on Gabby Giffords’ renewed push to extend background checks to gun shows so that everyone has to pass the same background check her attacker passed. Media outlets and gun control proponents went apoplectic, exposing the fact that they had assumed Giffords would be able to push background checks as a solution to “violence” without her claims be scrutinized.
  • Slate: Not Fair To Point Out The Truth, Giffords’ Attacker Passed Background Check

    03/06/2015 9:23:33 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 3/6/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    But Slate magazine claims that pointing these things out is “a new low.” As if highlighting the fact that background checks have been impotent to stop criminals is something that can’t be mentioned right now because Giffords is pushing background checks as a way to stop criminals.
  • Gabby Giffords: Everyone Should Have to Pass Background Check My Attacker Passed

    03/04/2015 1:59:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On Wednesday, gun control advocate Gabby Giffords stood with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill to demand that everyone buying a gun be required to undergo the same background check Jared Loughner underwent to acquire the Glock he used to shoot her in 2011.
  • Gabby Giffords, Democrat Lawmakers Relaunch Background Check Push

    03/04/2015 8:09:38 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/4/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 4, gun control proponent Gabby Giffords will join Democrat lawmakers to push for expanded background checks on Capitol Hill. Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) is spearheading the push.
  • Democrats Shocked by Giffords Aide’s Decision to Join McSally Staff

    01/13/2015 1:20:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | January 12, 2015 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    C.J. Karamargin isn’t the first congressional staffer to cross the partisan aisle, but some Democrats are shocked this former staffer to Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is working for the new Republican congresswoman in Arizona’s 2nd District. On Jan. 9, in a hiring coup, freshman GOP Rep. Martha E. McSally announced Karamargin as her new district director. Karamargin was communications director for Giffords at the time of the Tucson shootings before handling media relations for Pima Community College. The timing of the hiring — just one day after the four-year anniversary of the Tucson tragedy — also gnawed at still-raw wounds...
  • Will Dems who blamed Palin for Giffords attack refuse a ‘conversation’ about NYC shootings?

    12/21/2014 3:01:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jazz already wrote the definitive take on the grisly execution-style shooting of two New York City police officers and the role that irresponsible commentary from elected leaders – particularly Mayor Bill de Blasio – might have played in that attack. Jazz is right to question the part that the mayor’s self-indulgent and unhelpful rhetoric might have played in this incident. Hours after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision to issue no-bill for the death of Eric Garner, de Blasio went on an ill-advised tear in which he impeached the NYPD based solely on his prejudices. “That should never have to...
  • 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...