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WA:The only question that matters may not be asked in Olympia
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 January, 2014 | Dave Workman

Posted on 02/02/2014 5:33:10 PM PST by marktwain

When former Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords appears today in Olympia to testify in favor of Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure being sold as a “universal background check” requirement, only one question should be respectfully asked: How would adoption of this measure have prevented the kind of thing that happened in Tucson in January 2011?

That's the incident in which Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman who killed six people and wounded 12 others, including the former congresswoman. She will be accompanied today by her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly.

The question is a fair one. There is no disrespect in it. If Ms. Giffords comes to Washington State to testify on behalf of a gun control proposal, because of her personal tragedy and triumph, she ought to explain how this measure would have prevented what happened.

According to the Associated Press and KTAR in Phoenix, Giffords will be featured in a new gun control advertisement to be aired before and after tonight’s State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama, shown here courtesy The Gun Wire. He is not expected to push any new gun control proposals, but that’s what the commercials will do.

The report says Giffords will insist that “Congress is afraid of the gun lobby.” She will tell viewers to “Tell Washington it’s too dangerous to wait.”

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: backgroundchecks; banglist; referendum; wa
More "progressives" trying pass legislation by emotion and lies before people have a chance to examine it soberly.
1 posted on 02/02/2014 5:33:10 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The real question is:

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“Why Did Denver Get Out of Bed Today?”


2 posted on 02/02/2014 5:34:42 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

I’ll bite. I do not get the cultural reference.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 5:36:27 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Not to mention that little thing to them known as The Constitution


4 posted on 02/02/2014 5:40:45 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Four dead in Benghazi")
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To: marktwain

Here’s a hint:

29-0.


5 posted on 02/02/2014 5:40:59 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: marktwain

Probably referring to their performance in the Super Bowl.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 5:42:12 PM PST by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: marktwain

“We have a weapon more powerful... than any in the whole arsenal of the British Empire! That weapon... is our refusal!”
—Michael Collins

Time to ramp it up.


7 posted on 02/02/2014 5:47:19 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: marktwain

Prolly cuz you ain’t watching the game....


8 posted on 02/02/2014 6:02:09 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: DuncanWaring

And NOW!!!

36 to sucking loudly....

Boo Yahhhh !!!!


9 posted on 02/02/2014 6:04:27 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Noumenon

Ultimately, that’s what it will take.

Telling them “No” in a manner that leaves no room for misinterpretation.

I am not looking forward to this.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 6:17:12 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: marktwain

It is just despicable the way Mark Kelly parades this now simple-minded woman around for his own political ambitions.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 6:19:51 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red

He learned from the “pro”...Mrs. James Baker.


12 posted on 02/02/2014 6:23:20 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Bigg Red

Probably inspired by Sarah Brady.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 6:23:28 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Yes, it is pretty sickening. It says a lot about “progressives” that they not only put up with it, but cheer it on.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 6:29:03 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Bigg Red

It’s disgusting really.

WTF is the point of his stunt? /s


15 posted on 02/02/2014 6:29:19 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

WTF is the point of his stunt? /s

He is bringing in millions. Money is a good motivator.

He is becoming a darling of the Left. Status is a good motivator.

I wonder how many young leftist women want to “comfort” him?


16 posted on 02/02/2014 7:08:10 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

No one I know thinks he’s kewel dragging her around.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 7:11:51 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Bigg Red

Kelly is a worthless piece of garbage.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 7:12:49 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Vendome

No one I know thinks he’s kewel dragging her around.

You are not a leftist, and you probably do not hang around leftists.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 7:15:45 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

I hang around a lot of leftists and they think it’s gross or gauche


20 posted on 02/02/2014 7:32:22 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Nice to hear. Maybe there is hope.


21 posted on 02/02/2014 7:36:31 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: DuncanWaring

No - no one wants what’s coming down the pike. It’s how we deal with it that matters. We all get to find out what we’re made of.


22 posted on 02/02/2014 8:58:07 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Vendome
...Denver...Out of Bed...

You had to sneak that in here, didn't you? The Broncos are probably asking themselves the same question. LOL for you.

23 posted on 02/02/2014 9:38:34 PM PST by IIntense
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To: IIntense

LOL

Was a sleeper game.

I fell asleep with 9 minutes left.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 9:47:55 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: marktwain
No, the only question that may not be asked is how Gabby survived the explosive shockwave that supposedly travelled through her brain from a 9mm bullet, and barely even left any scar behind, let alone brain injury, let alone a big bloody mess that used to be her brain - and a recovery quicker than a skinned knee.

Slow motion video of 9mm shockwave in ballistic gelatin

25 posted on 02/03/2014 1:02:31 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Vendome; All

WASHINGTON — Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ super PAC collected nearly $12.5 million last year to promote her gun-control agenda, new federal records show.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/01/31/gabby-giffords-super-pac-raises-more-than-12-million-for-gun-control-agenda/5088971/

The more Giffords is paraded about, the more chances Mark has of moving that money out of the PAC.


26 posted on 02/03/2014 4:52:38 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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