Skip to comments.Gabby Giffords falsely implies that her shooter evaded a background check
Posted on 04/07/2013 10:54:56 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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 dont 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 guns as they want on the Internet or at a gun show, no questions asked. Giffords seems to be implying that her shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, didnt undergo a background check. This is not true. Loughner obtained the gun legally, and he passed a background check.
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Gabby needs to STFU and go away. Her 15 minutes was up a long time ago AND she needs to take her useful idiot husband with her.
Somebody needs to quit pulling her string so she doesn’t speak.
He was thrown off the campus because he was threatening his teachers and fellow students. It was at the recommendation of a psychiatrist, and it was not lightly done. He was as certifiable as the clown in the movie theater in Colorado, and nothing was done about that either.
If you want to go on record as stating a violently crazy person has a right to a gun, go ahead but you won't find a lot of people who agree with you. Not even the counter worker at Wal-Mart who refused to sell him bullets that morning.
I don’t think very highly of a sleazebag who would use his own wife as a tool to sell communism for the commie ‘RATS while picking up a few bucks on the side.
The column was most likely written by Giffords’s genius husband.
I think the leaders of the DemocRat party should set an example for the rest of the country by undergoing the background checks that they are demanding for the rank and file citizen and making those results public.
And that includes King Barry, himself.
I wasn't aware of that, thanks for the info.
It was at the recommendation of a psychiatrist
If you want to go on record as stating a violently crazy person has a right to a gun, go ahead but you won't find a lot of people who agree with you.
I never implied that, I merely stated that this is a dangerous road to go down.
Who will have the authority to decide who is mentally fit to own a weapon?
Who will set the criteria?
Will we amend the Constitution or will we just write more laws that punish good people for the sake of the few who are bad?
If you can by law strip individuals of their God given rights at the whim of a frenzied public, what good is the Constitution?
Actually, isn't that what the Constitution is designed to protect against (I.E. the whims of that masses, AKA democrats)
I submit that if rights can be taken away because of the whims of the masses, they are not rights after all, and none of them are really "God Given" let alone safe.
Gifford’s couldn’t write an Op ed in her state of mindless.
Those are excellent questions that have to be answered, especially in the context of this argument going on about "expanded background checks." Who decides who's too crazy to own a gun? Can a person that crazy ever be rehabilitated to the point they can own one? Psychopaths and Sociopaths lie rather convincingly. The Russians taught us in the 20th Century that "crazy" label can be abused to deprive sane people of their rights, are we inviting the US government to do the same? What other rights are at stake? What damage will be done to HIPAA privacy rights?
There is a ton of questions that have to be asked, and the filthy Dems are trying to rush legislation through before anybody can digest the answers.
What they will do is create one fair system for all gun buyers, instead of the giant loophole we have now.
Whenever you hear a representative of the Democratic [sic] party speak the word "fair," it's time to make sure your wallet and civil rights haven't just been stolen.
Libs never let the facts stand in the way of a good lie.
Can a person that crazy ever be rehabilitated to the point they can own one?
If I may add to this, what if you're mistakenly put on the list, how would you get off of it?
What damage will be done to HIPAA privacy rights?
Right on imo. Funny, the PTB write "privacy" laws ye they're free to violate them at every turn....at their "whim"
I just have a gut feeling we're being set up for this "mental" health thingy, that's what they're really after.
The GOP will fall for it as a compromise, I think it's a trap.
Ayup. On both counts. That explains Obastard's hurry-up posture.
I think the first question that should be asked is why are so many of our young people going nuts and what influence do psychotropic drugs have on them?
I know, I'm dreaming as that would assume politicians want to solve the problem rather than create/prolong them to justify their careers and running platforms.
BTW, that is already a problem with the NICS system. There is no easy way to challenge it if you are on the red-flag list. You need to hire a lawyer and sue them if you are mistakenly listed.
Yeah, my Dad had that problem some years ago (6 or 7 maybe) when he was denied purchase of a 9mm in Arizona of all places
The man has had security clearances up the wazoo since the late 60's yet for some reason he was denied.
Anyway, he contacted then Senator Kyle and surprise, surprise, Kyle actually took care of it in an expedient fashion...IIRC it only took a few weeks and it was resolved.
I don't know how it is with other States or Senators but Kyle sure handled it....I wonder if it is different now and if a Senator would even go to bat for a lowly "Citizen these days?
I’m glad your Dad was able to get that fixed. Flake, who replaced Kyl, would never do that. He was a very good Representative, but he’s been stabbing conservatives in the back since he was elected Senator. He’s been saying he doesn’t like the “universal background checks,” but I expect him to vote for them. And I wouldn’t even bother McPain’s receptionist.
I could be mistaken but it sure sounded like him.
Anyway, what was that old saying....stop the world, I want to get off? Strange days indeed.