Giffords pleads for gun curbs; NRA fights back

Giffords pleads for gun curbs; NRA fights back

Gabby GiffordsWASHINGTON (AP) - Severely wounded and still recovering, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords begged lawmakers at an emotional hearing Wednesday to act quickly to curb firearms because “Americans are counting on you.” Not everyone agreed, underscoring the national political divide over gun control.

Giffords’ 80-word plea was the day’s most riveting moment, delivered in a hushed, halting voice two years after the Arizona Democrat suffered head wounds in a Tucson shooting spree that killed six people. The session also came two months after 20 first-graders and six women were slain by a gunman who invaded Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

At the same hearing, a top official of the National Rifle Association rejected Democratic proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and said requiring background checks for all gun purchases would be ineffective because the Obama administration isn’t doing enough to enforce the law as it is.

Even if stronger background checks did identify a criminal, “as long as you let him go, you’re not keeping him from getting a gun and you’re not preventing him from getting to the next crime scene,” said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president. He said poor enforcement is “a national disgrace.”

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Giffords pleads for gun curbs; NRA fights back

Yes indeed, lets trot out Gabby Giffords as a fine example of where we should go with gun laws, gun restrictions and so forth in this lame attempt to take guns away from the MILLIONS of Americans that have never fired a shot in anger and from the MILLIONS of Americans that rely on a gun to protect themselves, their families and their property.

In politics this is called *going for the sympathy vote*.

“Too many children are dying,” she said at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “Too many children. We must do something. It will be hard, but the time is now.”

There you go, it’s all for *the children*.

Well, it is NOT; it’s all because the Dems and Libtards are going to USE *the children* as a pawn in their diabolical game of lies and deception. You know the one, the game where disarming the American people has been the ultimate goal for a very long time.

The FAUX outrage and the hypocrisy exhibited by Dems and Libtards is disgusting, it is the epitome of hypocrisy.

Take a look at this link, Number of Abortions in US & Worldwide - Number of abortions since 1973, and then let’s talk about *outrage*.

If it’s *all for the children*, why aren’t the Dems and Libtards all fired up over the 50 MILLION unborn children that have been MURDERED through abortion since Roe v Wade became law?

Why aren’t the Dems and Libtards all fired up over the 27,000 or so abortions performed by Planned Parenthood THIS YEAR? Oh, and at time of this writing, the year isn’t quite a month old.

Why aren’t the Dems and Libtards all fired up over the 2,700+ abortions that were performed in America TODAY?

As I understand it there are less than 2,000 children under the age of 19 that are killed by guns in the United States on a yearly basis, and the Dem/Libbers cry a river over that number. I agree, it’s a sad state of affairs for this number to be real, but the Dems and Libtards don’t speak so much as a word to the fact that there were over 2,000 children that were murdered in the USA … murdered TODAY!

This *gun outrage* is all being staged to deflect from the issues of incompetence that makes up the Obama regime.

Here endeth the lesson.

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15 Responses to Giffords pleads for gun curbs; NRA fights back

  1. Gawfer says:

    Her and James Brady; poster children for the Left. Imagine if there had been one good guy in the crowd armed and trained to respond. Maybe she’d still be wounded, she was the target after all, but maybe there wouldn’t be 6 others pushing up daisies at the local cemetery either. Maybe there wouldn’t be another financial burden on the good folks of Arizona that will last until the shooter finally expires behind bars.

    In your previous article, you articulated the political positions of the last several shooters, all of whom (except Laughner, a registered independent) were liberal democrats… Maybe the Libtards realize they are incapable of making rational decisions, and are looking for the government to make the life choices for them yet again; relieve them of the responsibility of personal accountability.

    Who knows, but banning a particular type of weapon for any reason is much like banning cars to prevent drunk driving.

  2. Hgpsurf says:

    I believe a great percentage of those under 19 who are killed by firearms are inner city gang members. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    If the Libbers get their way, who is going to cry for the children who will be murdered in their own homes because either they or their parents don’t have the means to protect themselves?

    The gun grabbers hide behind Gabby Giffords and children and, as you stated, they are just props. This is a fight we can’t afford to lose.

  3. MissBeth says:

    While I admire Gifford’s recuperation, I find her to be very hypocritical in this. One of her campaign ads-which has since been scrubbed-showed her on a horse, riding the border with ranchers, holding her shotgun. Funny how that can’t be found now.

    • Hgpsurf says:

      Thanks for bringing this to light. The left only likes to present images that further their cause. I, too, find her recuperation more than amazing and I am very happy she survived the horrible experience.

  4. Katie says:

    Gifford and her idiot hubby are not giving up their guns. It is only peons like you and me Fred that have to be unarmed. But cry it is for the children and the media declares the bitch a hero.

  5. Bunkerville says:

    But wait. Obama loves to skeet shoot. He does it all the time. He loves guns. Who believes this?

  6. sdkar says:

    So, we need to trash our rights so some children won’t be killed. What about the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MEN AND WOMEN who died to create our rights and preserve our rights. Should we just piss on their graves? Maybe dig them up and laugh at their dead corpses as we shred the Constituion in front of their bodies.

    I feel bad for the parents, I really really do. I can think of little worse than having to bury your child. However, the one thing I CAN think of, is destroying this great country. All of them kids combined times a thousand are worth the sacrifices made to make this country great.

    And I AM THINKING OF THE CHILDREN when I say I stand for the 2nd amendement. I will protect them when a tyrannical govt tries to load them into boxcars and shipped them off to a work camp that will supposedly make them free. I will DIE trying to protect them if need be. Which is more than anyone did for all those children who were born during Hitler’s reign. No one was able to protecte those poor kids. NO ONE. I will NOT let that happen during my watch. Just as I am sure my armed brothers and sisters will join me in undertaking this task. God knows there won’t be a single liberal looking out for them. But I bet I know where the liberals will be if that day should ever come. They will be the ones driving the trains, warming up the ovens, and digging the mass graves.

    So Fu….screw you Gabby.

  7. sdkar says:

    need to fix the above….

    “All of them kids combined times a thousand are NOT worth the sacrifices made…”

  8. BobF says:

    It looks like gun owners have a good friend in the new Senator from Texas.

  9. minuteman26 says:

    This is a fight “We The People” will win. There are but two choices here, 1. No changes to the 2nd Amendment as of 1 Jan 2013. Congress take note. 2. Civil war to keep the 2nd Amendment as it stood as of 1 Jan 2013. Obama/Soros lose in both cases. Now, who wants to give up their life for Obama?

  10. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    It’s “for the children” when it fits the Leftist meme.

    I’m sorry for Giffords but I’m NOT giving up my Second Amendment RIGHTS for ANY child, for her, for the Newtown children, for me, for you, for my family.

    Because here’s the process of devolution: once the 2nd goes, the 1st is NEXT.


  11. mrchuck says:

    “Gabby” was shot through the brain.
    Gabby will probably say anything now that her coaches tell her to.

  12. Cary says:

    Giffords was not the target, in spite of the left’s insistence that she was. Google John Roll, and read about his level of support FOR the second amendment, and then wonder why he was invited to the gathering only the night before.

    mrchuck is right, once the frontal lobotomy has been performed there is very little training needed for the coaching to take affect.

  13. Nemesis says:

    I have been watching this development to erode your second amendment ever since Obama was ‘elected’ into office. I had no doubt that incrementally banning any weaponry at all would be one of Obama’s goals. Oh, he says he is a skeet shooter and not to worry about him taking all your guns, but eventually, that is his goal.

    What has been so blatant though, in my opinion, within the media and some law enforcement agenices, is the wilful? ignorance of those who would know better within the media and law enforcement, and are in a position to do something about it, to recognize the nutter aspect in the recent shooting and to what is now becoming so very obvious a problem to a lot of people, and that is the issue of medication for those who have committed these heinous crimes and who had been ‘classed’ as ‘needing it’. Medication such as Zoloft and Retilin, to name just two of many, which are prescribed for ‘depression’ - and folks let me tell you that is a story that I could extrapolate on with my own personal experiences of those on these drugs who have since become criminals because they have been urged to use them by over zealous and ill-informed, or politically motivated? medical practitioners- and Psychiartrists woud have to take the prize for promoting this kind of drug use that has had no adequate research into its benefits or long term use side effects, which then leave one with the impression, who or what is behind all this?

    I will not submit my opinions about a possible agenda to deliberately disarm the last redoubts among the Western nations that are still permitted to bear arms, and I proudly name them, America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and I feel I must declare my opposition to those who would by contrived law or force, try to take those self defense means from us.

    It must be stated though, that anyone with a modicum of common sense and God given logic must surely be able to see the forces in motion that are already in place to deprive us of our liberty.

    I say, long live liberty and the right to defend our liberty, because without it we are nothing but servants.

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