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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Buy a gun thru the Internet, and it goes to a licensed dealer who will do the paperwork & background check on you...
“Those people criminals, or people suffering from mental illness,”
Was she talking about herself?
Grabby didn’t write that! Somebody else wrote that!
“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”
Ms. Giffords you are a bald-faced liar just like your husband.
She is practically a vegetable anyway. I wonder if her husband put her up to that op ed piece?
Well, actually, all of the evidence suggests that the Democrat Sheriff passed Jared Lochner, even though he was known to be crazy and had committed an earlier offense that was shrugged off by the local park rangers, because his mother was a powerful Democrat political operative.
The system would have worked if it had not been for the corruption of a bunch of crony Democrats scratching each others’ backs.
He passed the background check because the local Sheriff, a liberal Dem, sh*tcanned the report from the community college declaring Loughner a threat. NICS never got the red flag that would have stopped the loony. He did this because Loughner’s mom was a pal of his, a Corruptocrat just like him who worked for the County.
And then Sheriff Dupnik blamed Sarah Palin for the shooting.
Duh. She’s just a sock-puppet now. It’s sad because she used to have a mind of her own.
Note to wife and family: If I am ever shot in the head, do not parade me around in front of cameras putting stupid and untrue words in my mouth! I’d rather die than live as a professional victim like Brady and Giffords.
And by design, any criticism of MS. Giffords will be made to appear mean-spirited and hateful. How dare you question this plucky woman who was so gravely wounded by an evil unregulated gun!
The title obviously meant that mark kelley-giffords told gabby to say that. Sadly, I’m not sure she could put that together without the puppet master feeding it to her. And simply, again, they said the perp was mental. The gun wasn’t mental or deranged. It only did what the perp directed it to do. Geez these people are clueless. Or not. Law abiding victims everywhere are getting PO’d.
When liberals talk about background checks, they are not referring to the current instant background checks that people go through now. They want something a lot more invasive and time-consuming. Basically, they want a very long waiting period and a “may issue” LEO driven process. They want to institute background checks similar to how Massachusetts does a CCW request, not just for ccw, but for all gun purchases.
Its not Giffords writing this, its her lunatic husband who refuses to give up his 15 minutes of fame. Gifford’s brain, or whats left of it, is swiss cheese..its her husband calling all the shots now..he runs the show..I always knew he was a schmuck, from the moment I saw him I knew he was a piece of crap
Shut up, Gabby.
That abusive, dishonest POS probably wrote it and signed her name ... Doubt she even knows about it.
Id be more upset at who orchestrated any statement by Giffords. Good grief, the woman suffered a massive trauma to the brain. Can’t they just let her enjoy life rather than trotting her out as a propaganda piece?!? The inhumanity of the left knows no boundaries.
Both of them are lower than whale poop at the bottom of the ocean.
I have to admit this gives me pause.
If a community college can issue a report that someone is a threat, then that person should lose a God given right because someone says he's crazy?
My gut tells me that this "mental health" issue is really what the dems are after and this will end up being the compromise...and we're falling into the trap.
Consider this, in the late sixties it was promoted and excepted by many that felons should not be able to by a gun, I mean after all that sounds so reasonable , right?
The fact of the matter is you are stripping the right away from a class of person simply because it is societally acceptable, Constitution be damned....with the support of many here.
Now it has progressed to persons under restraining orders, Misdemeanor "domestic violence" (yell at your spouse in some states and it's considered domestic violence) and on and on.....
Now, with Obama care being instituted, digital medical records, massive data storage facilities being built, technology that allows the government to accumulate data on your every web post and activity couple with every word you uttered to your doctor, well you get my point.
When we get to the point of "someone" deciding who is mentally "fit" to own a firearm, well I think that is a very dangerous road to go down....an I think it is a trap just like the argument in the 60's..."who could support a felon buying a firearm"?
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.
LOL! Speaking of the devil!
McStain doesn’t understand the Constitution he has sworn many times to protect and defend. Pick an issue, any issue, and he’ll cave, right at the worst possible moment to inflict maximum damage to conservatives. Such is the nature of RINOs.
Certainly someone else wrote it. I doubt she could heat herself a bowl of soup.
you can’t buy a gun “on the internet” without going through an ffl. sorry. fail.
Do Democrats ever have a mind of their own?
If they do they never use it. They just vote like the party tells them to.
Oh, back to the point of the thread....
In a way, Giffords’ puppet-master is technically correct that Loughner “evaded” a background check. He escaped being listed in NICS when he should have been because of the local crooked Democrat Sheriff. That Sheriff, with help from Obastard, then drew attention away from his own perfidy by blaming Sarah Palin for the shooting. But Mr. Giffords doesn’t want it being broadcast around that the kook who shot his wife was allowed to buy a gun by a Democrat Sheriff who could have stopped him.
Gun Grabby Giffords was shot, and Federal Judge Rolls murdered along with a darling little girl on her birthday, because a local Democrat hack politician conspired with another Pima County official to hide her son’s criminally mental state from NICS. Bottom line.
yes they knew for years this guy was unstable and dangerous. now this explains how he passed the background checks. liberals bypasing the system.
They set up foundations that they run and use their spouses as fund raisers.
She did. She voted with the Pubbies on occasion. She had a grade better than "F" with the NRA. (She had a "C" in 2010) Now her liberal husband is calling the shots.
Don’t look to the left for truth or accuracy. They will lie, cheat, steal, anything. Nothing is beneath them in the furtherance of their political agenda. Nothing.