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Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly to appeal for expanded background checks for gun buyers in Cincinnati
wcpo.com ^ | July 03, 2013 | Greg Noble

Posted on 07/03/2013 10:08:36 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

CINCINNATI - Before riding in the Northside Fourth of July parade on Thursday, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, will make a plea for expanded background checks for gun buyers.

Both Giffords, who was critically wounded in a shooting rampage in 2011, and Kelly are gun owners and say they continue to support gun rights. Giffords fired a gun at a range Monday for the first time since she was shot.

They are spreading their message to seven states in seven days on their “Rights and Responsibilities Tour.” They are hoping to appeal to moderate Republicans to support gun legislation that was voted down two months ago. Ohio Sen. Rob Portman voted against the bill.

“We can’t stop every person who is determined to do harm, but common-sense measures can prevent tragedies,” Giffords wrote in an editorial in USA Today on Monday. “Expanding background checks will help create a uniform standard for all gun purchases and prevent criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from obtaining powerful weapons.”

“As gun owners, my husband and I understand that the Second Amendment is most at risk when a criminal or deranged person commits a gun crime,” Giffords said. “These acts only embolden those who oppose gun ownership. Promoting responsible gun laws protects the Second Amendment and reduces lives lost from guns.”

The man who shot Giffords and 18 others, Jared Lee Loughner, passed a background check for the gun he used in his slaughter in Tucson, Ariz., in 2011. He killed six and wounded 13.

After the shooting, Giffords retired from Congress to heal and she and Kelly started an organization called Americans for Responsible Solutions .

New polling confirms the popularity of expanded background checks in Ohio, an APR press release said.

"Sen. Portman represents a state that knows both the value of our Second Amendment rights and the everyday tragedies of gun violence,” Kelly said in the release. “He can support common-sense policies like background checks that are critical to law enforcement and that enhance the rights of gun owners.”

In Northside, Giffords and Kelly will speak at an event for media only and then ride in the parade, a spokesperson said. Local supporters will accompany them during the parade.

The Northside parade starts at noon near the intersection of Ashtree Drive and Hamilton Avenue and finishes at Jacob Hoffner Park at the center of Northside.


TOPICS: US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: banglist; giffords; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 07/03/2013 10:08:36 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Must be nice flying first class, staying at nice hotels and eating gourmet meals on George Soros’ dime.


2 posted on 07/03/2013 10:10:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.businessinsider.com/gabrielle-giffords-fires-gun-2013-7


3 posted on 07/03/2013 10:17:30 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Tailgunner Joe

I’m sick of this duo.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 10:18:30 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HUH? I thought they were on a bus tour. Oh, I get it. It must be like nannie bloomers bus tour. Not a chance in hell he’d be on the bus. Mares Against Ill-eagle Guns=MAIGgots.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 10:19:05 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t this ass hat also have a Navy ship named after her?


6 posted on 07/03/2013 10:21:11 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Defund the BATFE gun vendors.


7 posted on 07/03/2013 10:22:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: max americana

i believe it’s the uss half-a-brain


8 posted on 07/03/2013 10:24:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Cincinnati. Home of the “Rogue” IRS Nazis. I guess things didn’t go well for these two pixies up in Alaska.


9 posted on 07/03/2013 10:31:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former member of the GOP useful idiot voter base.)
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To: max americana

So will Harvey Milk, Liberace, Malcolm X, Barney Frank and Trayvon Martin before this guy leaves office.


10 posted on 07/03/2013 10:55:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What?! It says Gabby Giffords shot a gun. I’m sorry she was shot but she has a brain injury and should be banned from being near any sort of weapon. A proper background check would have picked this up. /S


11 posted on 07/03/2013 11:03:09 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Tailgunner Joe
In all sincerity..."Mr. & Mrs. Gifford...Go f**k yourselves and shut the f**k up."
12 posted on 07/04/2013 1:13:17 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I am in Alaska, but not Anchorage. While they were here, there was an article in the newspaper where they were quoted as saying that you could buy guns over the internet without a background check.

T his is blatantly false, and they either know it or are too stupid to be let out without a keeper. I think they know it and are counting on the ignorance of the average American on the law.

Would someone in Cincinatti please confront them on this subject? Surely there is one reporter with the knowledge and guts to confront them on this scurrilous deception.

If they are truly ignorant, they need to be educated, if they are deliberately lying, they need to be exposed.

13 posted on 07/04/2013 2:10:41 AM PDT by snowtigger (. Thanx to Charlie Daniels, " Let them win, or bring them HOME")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Is Gabby mentally competent to posess firearms?


14 posted on 07/04/2013 4:01:11 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: onyx
I’m sick of this duo.

The Bradys are getting up in years.

Time for the anti gun groups to bring on their next generation of poster stars.

15 posted on 07/04/2013 4:44:04 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: Tailgunner Joe; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Ohio Ping

CINCINNATI - Before riding in the Northside Fourth of July parade on Thursday, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, will make a plea for expanded background checks for gun buyers.

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They are spreading their message to seven states in seven days on their “Rights and Responsibilities Tour.” They are hoping to appeal to moderate Republicans to support gun legislation that was voted down two months ago. Ohio Sen. Rob Portman voted against the bill.

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In Northside, Giffords and Kelly will speak at an event for media only and then ride in the parade, a spokesperson said. Local supporters will accompany them during the parade.

The Northside parade starts at noon near the intersection of Ashtree Drive and Hamilton Avenue and finishes at Jacob Hoffner Park at the center of Northside.


16 posted on 07/04/2013 5:10:02 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Tailgunner Joe; P-Marlowe

What a crock. Northside is a dilapidated jumble of bars, greasy spoons, and pot dealers. Their “parade” is a non-event that isn’t even heard of except for this media event. It is best known for theft and welfare payments.

My wife’s family lived there in the fifties when it was a middle class German neighborhood. Nice then but Never a significant Cincy community

And concealed carry and gun rights are huge in Ohio. Portman supporting anti-gun legislation is portman saying he longs to lose his senate seat. It will never happen.

This article is on crack and a media whore production.


17 posted on 07/04/2013 5:24:55 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: onyx

Wish they would come to Toledo, we have a nice new sink hole I would like to invite them to jump into.


18 posted on 07/04/2013 5:42:05 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“As gun owners, my husband and I understand that the Second Amendment is most at risk when a criminal or deranged person commits a gun crime,” Giffords said. “These acts only embolden those who oppose gun ownership. Promoting responsible gun laws protects the Second Amendment and reduces lives lost from guns.”

I will state before hand that I realize that this statement is callous and insensitive.

But it is understandable that Gabby with her brain injury wouldn’t understand how illogical that statement is.

The one of the very reasons for the Second Amendment is the realization that criminals ignore the law and will possess guns regardless of laws barring their possession. It is illogical to expect that placing legal restrictions on the possession weapon will prevent those with no respect for the law from acquiring weapons.

The only security for the common man is the ability to protect himself. The most effective defense against criminals is a firearm. To deny a person of a effective defense against criminals is to deny him freedom and potentially life. A persons without the ability to defend themselves can not move about freely and their life is in jeopardy from criminals that are free to take it at their will.

19 posted on 07/04/2013 7:24:12 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Whenifhow

Someone who has had part of her brain blown out should not be applying her circumstances to the entire country.

Go away, Gabby. You’re too impaired to boss the rest of us around with your unconstitutional claptrap.

And shame on you, Mark Kelly. You have turned your beloved wife into your o’bambi-like puppet.


20 posted on 07/04/2013 8:27:07 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: xzins
This...is what passes for a patriotic 4th of July parade now...


21 posted on 07/05/2013 4:27:59 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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