With the effects of her brain injury apparent through her slow speech, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened up the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on gun violence on Wednesday by saying, “Speaking is difficult but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem.” “Thank you for inviting me here today,” she said. “This is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for Democrats and Republicans.” Without getting specific, Giffords called on Congress to do something about gun violence. “Too many children are dying,” she said. “Too many children. We must do something.
Comments: Her husband and the Democrats should be utterly ashamed of themselves for such disgusting exploitation of this woman. It was just appalling to watch.
This is disgusting. They trot this woman out whenever they need some point. She haltingly read a statement and her husband sat next to her mouthing the words like they had rehearsed it. It was demeaning for her. I think at this point it has become about him. He wants to be elected to something and they are paving the way.
Thinking is apparently equally difficult for Ms. Giffords since she is unphased by the unarguable fact that where guns are permitted, crime goes down == and where guns are restricted or disallowed, "gun violence" goes up.
Don´t you love the term "gun violence", as though the gun is acting on its own? How about criminal violence, Ms. Giffords? How about a campaign do "do something" about that?
Speaking of low, predictably, that camera hog mark kelly critter appeared with Giffords at the hearing. His attack on Sarah Palin over the use of a target in a political pamphlet was a disgrace. kelly is obviously positioning himself for a candidacy. Maybe governor, or senator in Arizona. He’s likely to be opposed by Martha McSally, who is an outstanding conservative. McSally lost a very close race for Congress (“gabby’s seat” extended vote count, likely involved fraud) to ron barber.
Isn´t the story oh so touching. Giffords, a former gun advocate becomes anti gun to get her unemployed hubby elected to office so they can remain on the gub´mint dole. Absolutely pathetic, she should be ashamed of her underhanded exploitation.
Why am I not surprised that the Left´s poster children for gun control are mentally impaired? I guess a hole in one´s head makes them smarter than the rest of us.
I´m sorry, but there a many other victims of gun violence that are in full control of there mental faculties and no one interviews them. Writer Steve McCann comes to mind. My brother was shot in a random act of gun violence many years ago. Does this give me the kind of authority that Gifford´s husband has? I also have a close family member who is mentally ill. I guess this makes me extra smart! "I see your victim and raise you two family members!"
Giffords is wrong and I´m not afraid to call her on it. I have nothing to be ashamed of. I have done nothing wrong.
While I have compassion for the the injuries that were inflicted on you by a madman, I would really like to know how you feel about the fact that firearms would have had to been responsible for killing 330,000 more children in 2012 just to catch up with planned parenthood...?
Is this mentally disabled women still licensed to carry a gun? Are there guns unlocked in their household? Why is Judge Roll´s MURDER glossed over? Remember when this most partisan Dem snarled to John Boehner to "stay out of her district"? Glad she looks better- but this blatant exploitation of this woman by the Dems and her husband is disgraceful.
Her husband followed. I do not like this man, but his comments to the committee were surprisingly moderate. He said that he and Gabby had guns and would not give them up. The mental health aspect - that someone as obviously deranged as her shooter should not have been able to purchase a gun - was his thrust, not more gun control regulations.
Headline, ´´...calls for end to gun violence, ...?´´ Straw-man ploy yet again? ...Presumes ANY law-abiding person could ever be, ´for,´ ANY kind of violence against the innocent & defensless? What an insulting assumption to project upon every law-abiding American citizen, as well as to the Second Amendment which insures a civil society, when it is evident that not everyone always obeys the law.
While we are all certainly thankful for Gifford´s significant recovery from the attack by a certifiably mentally ill person, who also actually murdered others attending that same event that day in Tucson, we are appalled at Giffords being used by the dem pols for their now apparently relentlous statist agenda against the U.S. Constitution.
No matter how many lives are saved in self-defense by the Founders´ Wisdom of including the Second Amendment in the Constitution´s Bill of Rights, the leftists continually attempt to remove each one of the Creator´s Rights inherent within each & every human life & secured in the Bill of Rights.
Why would anyone be against self-defense, free speech, freedom of religion and all the rest of our USA Constitutional Rights which continue to serve to protect individual Americans from the same over-reaches through tyranny, whether by personal threats and/or BIG Government statists, ...the same tyrannies which the Founders themselves had experienced?!
Sadly, the current dem party is apparently dictated by such statist politicos, as evidenced by their attacks against the most basic of human Rights, each of which secures each American´s Right to, ´´Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.´´
It is pathetic to see pols USE those who have suffered and are still suffering, also little children and other innocents, as but, ´props´, in order to advance their diabolical plot against the U.S. Constitution.
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