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Gabrielle Giffords Shoots Gun During Start of Gun-Control Tour
Yahoo News (ABC) ^ | 7/2/2013 | Shushannah Walshe

Posted on 07/05/2013 2:17:58 AM PDT by South40

Two and half years after being shot in the head, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords visited a shooting range and fired a gun, her first stop on a seven-state, seven-day bus tour to push for expanded background checks for firearms purchases.

Accompanied by her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, on their "Rights and Responsibilities Tour," Giffords, wearing a green cardigan and an arm brace, smiled and waved after she shot the gun at the Clark County Shooting Complex in Las Vegas. Kelly also got in some target practice at the range.

This was the first time Giffords shot a gun since a mentally ill man shot her and killed six others in her congressional district in Tucson, Ariz., in early 2011.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; giffords; guncontrol; liberalhypocrisy; secondamendment
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To: South40
The perverse effects of the law of unintended consequences are striking as social architects seek to make society safer by limiting access to firearms and make society more sober by limiting access to drugs.

The perverse effect of making drugs illegal is to drive up their price because addicts will have their drugs and, in fact, they must have their drugs, that is why they are called addicts. So the degree to which law enforcement is successful in limiting the importation and distribution of illegal drugs, the more law enforcement makes the trade lucrative by driving up the price due to scarcity and, perversely, enticing more people to enter the trade and more addicts to engage in the trade to earn the money to buy drugs made more expensive by the war on drugs.

In short, the more the war on drugs is successful, the more it fails.

Similarly, with a reported 300 million weapons in circulation in our society it is fatuous in the extreme to believe that half measures will deprive determined criminals of access to firearms. By definition, these regulations that Gabby Giffords advocates will reduce access to firearms by law abiding citizens while criminals continue to acquire them as easily, or more easily, than teenagers come by fake ID to make them appear of legal drinking age.

If the real purpose is to make society more safe, the perverse effect will be to make the honest and law-abiding populace less safe and more vulnerable to armed predators unless the hidden intention is to confiscate all guns-which is of course the true object.

A war on weapons means that, until the utopian day when all weapons are in the hands of the Leviathan, the innocents will be victimized. The inevitable perversion will be caused by the law of unintended consequences.

Meanwhile, the utopia of a drug-free, weapon free society is ours to be had after we wage just one more battle in these wars, after we sacrifice one more freedom, after we engross government one more time.

21 posted on 07/05/2013 4:58:58 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Clinging Bitterly

Beside the point, a seven day, seven state bus tour? And one of them is Alaska and another, Maine? That is one fast bus.
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I think in todays ‘political’ and PC World, a bus tour consists of flying from airport to airport and taking a bus ride to a rallying point, back to the airport - of course taking a circuitous route for the most exposure AND inconvenience to the people that travel that route on one type of business or another, back to the airport - which, dependent on the highness of the ‘celebrity’, has been in a state of shutdown the entire period.

Then you hire a special plane to carry a couple of the buses to the next stop (Under the guise that they are ‘under your control’ and no on can tamper with them) so a 5 day “BUS TOUR” consists of about 30 buses, 12 planes and all sorts of security.

Meanwhile the ‘troops’ in Military posts throughout the country are ‘denied’ fireworks etc....

I guess the excuse there is “Why would someone recently back from a hot fire zone want to go to a fireworks display”.

Anyway just make sure the Queen gets a new dress on her round the world ‘tour’ with a cast of thousands including foot servants, hand maidens, hair dressers etc etc

I wonder how many NON MINORITIES get to wait on ‘them’ and their cohorts - IN PUBLIC VIEW, of course?

22 posted on 07/05/2013 5:03:59 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: Beagle8U

I understand... hard not to post what most think but this is a family site so we must hold with decorum.


23 posted on 07/05/2013 5:15:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Candor7

She wants to be one of the elite shooters.

It has been not exactly been made obvious how this proposal would actually serve to cut down on gun killings. Weapons usage needs to be kept free so that the honest folk (as long as still in the majority) always can outgun the dishonest folk as well as the occasional crazy rampager.

24 posted on 07/05/2013 5:21:03 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

True enough... the liberals’ idea of helping something is to hopelessly hamstring it, because they’re doing it the favor of putting it in their all-wise control! That truly is a deity complex without the successful track record of a real deity.

25 posted on 07/05/2013 5:22:46 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“cerebrally deficient individual possessing a lethal weapon.”...

Then, with this condition, she will NOT be eligible to purchase a weapon or hold a CCW permit, NO?????

26 posted on 07/05/2013 5:29:29 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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27 posted on 07/05/2013 9:29:53 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(
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To: xrmusn
Ya and maybe in Alaska they'll all go moose hunting, all kitted up in some pretty duds from Land's End. That's what it's all about isn't it, the second amendment?
28 posted on 07/06/2013 4:31:19 AM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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