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  • Former congresswoman Giffords targets senators in gun contol ad (AZ and IA)

    03/06/2013 12:06:17 PM PST · by Red Steel · 50 replies
    msnbc ^ | 2:10 PM on 03/06/2013 | Essa Yip
    <p>Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is urging key senators to support expanded background checks for gun purchases in new television ads airing in Iowa and her home state of Arizona.</p> <p>The ads specifically target Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), two lawmakers who have made statements supporting background checks in the past. The ads include black and white images after high-profile mass shootings at a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.</p>
  • Giffords: "Too many children are dying" (hypocrite who cast hundreds of votes to murder children)

    02/11/2013 11:29:24 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Yahoo.com
    Former congresswoman and shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords urged members of congress to "be bold, be courageous" at the first gun violence hearing since the Newtown massacre.
  • 10:00 AM ET – WATCH LIVE Senate Judiciary hearing on gun violence

    01/30/2013 7:10:25 AM PST · by blueyon · 125 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/30/2013 | The Right Scoop
    According to CNN, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly and the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre will testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on America’s gun violence crisis. You can watch it below. It begins at 10:00 AM ET.
  • Texas megadonor Steve Mostyn gives $1 million to Gabby Giffords gun-control group

    01/12/2013 8:59:55 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | January 10, 2013
    Houston trial lawyers Steve and Amber Mostyn say they’re giving $1 million to a gun-control group formed by former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. Steve Mostyn is a major Democratic campaign contributor, backing candidates in Texas and nationally. He gave $3 million to Priorities USA Action, a super PAC aiding President Obama’s re-election. He’s perhaps best known in Texas for launching a media campaign against Rick Perry two years ago in which he chided the Republican governor for his reluctance to debate in his 2010 reelection race with a full-page newspaper ad depicting Perry and...
  • Newtown Politician to Gabby Giffords: ‘Stay Out of My Towns!!’

    01/09/2013 2:44:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    nymag.com ^ | 1/7/13 | Joe Coscarelli
    Connecticut legislator DebraLee Hovey, a six-term Republican state representative for the towns of Monroe and Newtown, had some candid, if ill-advised words for Gabrielle Giffords, who visited with victims of the Sandy Hook shooting on Friday. "Gabby Gifford [sic] stay out of my towns!!" Hovey wrote on her then-public Facebook, via mobile from Saint Pete Beach, Florida. "It was political," she elaborated in the comments, according to cringey screenshots obtained by the Hartford Courant. "The Lt Gov was there […] and ALL political types KNOW it is courteous to let sitting Reps known when another political [sic] is in their...
  • Gabby Giffords launches group to counter gun lobby

    01/08/2013 5:45:52 AM PST · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/8/2013 | Alastair Jamieson
    A national initiative aimed at curbing gun violence was launched by former US. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, on Tuesday -- the second anniversary of the shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured. A new campaign website, Americans For Responsible Solutions, promised to “launch a national dialogue and raise funds to counter influence of the gun lobby.” The couple last week visited Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire in an elementary school, killing 20 children and six adults in December. They also met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a gun control...
  • Gabrielle Giffords and husband launch anti-gun violence site

    01/08/2013 3:09:55 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Tina Burnside
    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly launched a website aimed at curbing gun violence Tuesday, the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that left her critically wounded. "Two years ago, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head, killed six of my constituents, and wounded 12 others," Giffords wrote on the website. "Since that terrible day, America has seen 11 more mass shootings -- but no response from Congress to prevent gun violence." The website, titled "Americans for Responsible Solutions", also features an opinion article that the couple penned, which was published by...
  • Gabby Giffords to visit Newtown [Keep Exploitation Alive!]

    01/04/2013 2:34:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/3/13 | Dan Burns
    Former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords will visit Newtown, Conn., the site of last month's deadly shooting in which 20 first graders were killed. Giffords survived a mass shooting in her home state of Arizona two years ago... ... Giffords plans to attend a private event at a local home on Friday, Steven Jensen, spokesman for Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, said in an email. The event will have no media access and Giffords' plans are still developing and may change
  • Giffords's husband rips NRA for defiance in response to killings

    12/21/2012 6:47:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 58 replies
    thehill.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Sterling C. Beard
    The husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords ripped the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday for a press conference that defied “common sense” and defended “extreme pro-gun positions.” “Gabby and I are extremely disappointed by the NRA's defiant and delayed response to the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School,” Mark Kelly said in a statement. “The NRA could have chosen to be a voice for the vast majority of its own members who want common-sense, reasonable safeguards on deadly firearms, but instead it chose to defend extreme pro-gun positions that aren't even popular among...
  • Judge in Gabby Giffords trial calls for assault weapons ban

    12/21/2012 6:55:00 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Bill Hutchinson
    The federal judge who sentenced former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' gunman is advocating a nationwide ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines to take the "mass out of mass shootings." "There is just no reason civilians need to own assault weapons and high-capacity magazines," Judge Larry Allan Burns wrote in Thursday's Los Angeles Times. Since Jared Lee Loughner killed six people and wounded Giffords with his 31-round magazine Glock pistol, there have been six deadlier mass shootings, Burns wrote. "But reasonable, good-faith debates have boundaries, and in the debate about guns, a high-capacity magazine has always seemed to me beyond them,"...
  • Mere 400 votes separate McSally, Barber (AZ, Cong. Dist. 2)

    11/10/2012 8:10:48 AM PST · by rabidralph · 27 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11/08/2012 | Brady McCombs
    The Congressional District 2 showdown between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber has gone into overtime - and it could come down to instant replay. McSally holds a minuscule lead of less than two-tenths of a percentage point over Barber - a 400-vote difference in a race in which more 228,000 votes have been tabulated, with several days of additional vote counting to go. What remains are an estimated 70,000 votes in Pima County, about 27,000 of them provisional ballots that need to be verified and the rest early ballots that were dropped off at polling places or delivered...
  • Did DWS Prompt Giffords?

    09/07/2012 10:32:56 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 39 replies
    9/7/12 | Original buckeye
    Did anyone else hear Debbie Wasserman Schultz loudly say 'I' just before Giffords launched into her rousing Pledge of Allegiance last night?
  • Gabby Giffords

    09/06/2012 9:01:12 PM PDT · by WomBom · 17 replies
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  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the DNC (video at link)

    09/06/2012 7:33:16 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 27 replies
    The only good thing I got out of the DNC Convention. Politics aside, may God bless Gabrielle Giffords and her continued recovery.
  • Loughner pleads guilty to Arizona shooting

    08/07/2012 10:01:02 PM PDT · by Down South P.E. · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 8, 2012
    The suspect in a shooting that left a U.S. congresswoman wounded pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on the rampage that killed six other people. The plea spares Jared Lee Loughner the death penalty in an attack that gained worldwide attention. The plea came soon after a federal judge had found that months of forcibly medicating Loughner to treat his schizophrenia had made the 23-year-old college dropout competent to understand the gravity of the charges against him and assist in his defense. At one point, Judge Larry A. Burns asked Loughner if he understood the charges against him and what the...
  • Loughner pleads guilty to Ariz. shooting

    08/07/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 7, 2012 | ELLIOT SPAGAT and BOB CHRISTIE
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on a shooting rampage at a political gathering, killing six people and wounding his intended target, then-Congresswoman Gabriele Giffords, and 12 others. Loughner's plea spares him the death penalty and came soon after a federal judge found that months of forcibly medicating him to treat his schizophrenia had made the 23-year-old college dropout competent to understand the gravity of the charges and assist in his defense.
  • Loughner to Plead Guilty in Giffords Shooting, Official Says

    08/04/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT · by sitetest · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 4, 2012 | Evan Perez
    Jared Loughner, the young Tucson man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six people, is set to plead guilty Tuesday, an official familiar with the case said Saturday. A psychologist appointed by the court is expected to say at the hearing that he is competent to plead guilty, the official said. A previously scheduled status hearing has been changed to a change-of-plea hearing. In February, the psychologist said Mr. Loughner, a diagnosed schizophrenic, remained incompetent to stand trial. But she said at the time that the defendant was making progress toward competency, according to federal Judge Larry A....
  • Arizona: Ron Barber wins special election, Gabrielle Giffords' former seat

    06/13/2012 4:31:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    KPHO (CBS Affiliate) ^ | 06/13/2012 | By Lindsey Reiser
    TUCSON, AZ (CBS5/AP) - It's a race for Congress that the entire nation has been watching, and we now know who will fill Gabrielle Gifford's House seat. Ron Barber, who worked as Giffords' aid and was injured in the Tucson shooting, is the winner of the District 8 race. He has about 52 percent of the votes; 86 percent of precincts have turned in their results. This race determines who will be representing Tucson for the next six months in Washington, DC. Right now, Barber has more than a 7 percent lead over Jesse Kelly, who ran against Giffords in...
  • Arizona voters go to polls to fill Gabrielle Giffords’s seat in Congress (Late poll closings?)

    06/12/2012 6:12:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 6/12/12 | Aaron Blake
    Voters in Arizona were set to select a replacement for former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D) in a competitive special election on Tuesday, but late poll closings left the winner undetermined late Tuesday night.
  • Arizona special election: About Gabrielle Giffords or President Obama?

    06/12/2012 4:26:42 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 21 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/11/12 | Lourdes Medrano
    The special election Tuesday to fill the House seat vacated by shooting victim Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is overshadowed by the memory of the tragedy, but the Republican has tried to make it about Obama's policies. Tucson, Ariz. In a closely-watched race, Arizona voters on Tuesday will choose a candidate to complete the remainder of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s term in Congress nearly 18 months after a gunshot wound to the head, which forced her to resign in January. The names on the ballot will be Ron Barber as the Democrat and Jesse Kelly as the Republican. But perhaps the two more...