Gabby Giffords kicks off new gun control tour by firing gun

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is celebrating the Second Amendment this week by kicking off her seven-state “Rights and Responsibilities Tour.” In an op-ed published in USA Today, Giffords explained that “it will be a patriotic victory when the Senate demonstrates the American values of practicality and responsibility by voting again on background checks — and passing them this time.”

Here’s where the celebration comes in: “We’ll celebrate those who vote yes,” she concludes, “and we’ll notice those who ignored their constituents.” As for those constituents, Giffords is still citing a CBS News/New York Times poll from January claiming 92 percent support for “background checks for all potential gun buyers.”

To prove she’s serious about the right to bear arms, Giffords and husband Mark Kelly kicked off the tour Monday by visiting a gun range in Las Vegas, where Giffords fired a gun for the first time since she was shot in 2011.

Her visit to the range might have backfired with supporters who see nothing to celebrate.

  • fireandreamitchell


    • Jeremy

      There is plenty of them in the Democrat Party.The same party that came from the KKK.

      Zonation from PJ Media has a great video about the Democrat Party and the KKK.

    • midwestconservative

      Give her a break, she has issues related to her manipulative husband and injuries. Back before the shooting she was a “pro-gun” congresswoman, which is the only reason she was able to get elected in a Republican leaning district.

      • TocksNedlog

        As a resident of that district, I really WISH that I could confirm your analysis. Unfortunately, this district is purple at best.

      • Kat Kat

        ….they did the same thing with James Brady back in the 80s…..they paraded him around on their gun control crusade just like Gabby’s husband is doing now…..quite sad.

      • Slugglife

        No, Im not giving her a break. Sorry. Im not relenting on the people who want to steal my rights. No breaks. No compromise. No bipartisanship.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      well,at least she has a good excuse for being incredibly self-unaware. unlike other liberals she can say, “I’m missing part of my brain” to explain why she would post how great the second amendment is while trying to get it abolished. not that she isn’t a hypocrite, just that she has a whizbang of an excuse.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Uh, Miz Giffords, you can’t celebrate a right by amending it and/or taking it away from people….the only folks who will be seriously affected by this are LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS, not criminals…. #NoBrainerAlert #SecondAmendment #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      You’re making fun of her with the ‘nobrainer’ alert… just stop and think about that for a moment. In any event, why are we giving someone who isn’t in total control of all their faculties, a gun? I mean, isn’t that the argument for JLL, JH, and AL? Mental illness?

      • Ranba_Ral

        I’m not concerned about her mental faculties re:shooting. I’m more worried about her physical infirmity that’s obvious in the video clip.

  • Jack Deth


    I guess subtlety isn’t Gabby’s long suit.

    Talk about going out of your way to destroy your anti-gun message. While creating gales of laughter from those whose rights are being infringed. Background do nothing but protect criminals while criminalizing honest citizens.

    Alas, Gabby and her hubby aren’t the easier to maintain and control version of James Brady, 2.0.

  • gary4205

    Now is a good time to remember that Giffords was attacked by a far left DEMOCRAT who had been stalking her since 2007, long before the Tea Party was created or anyone knew who the hell Sarah Palin was!

  • radicallyalyssa

    I appreciate the right to bear arms. If only I could find some ammo, and I’d happily learn to use mine responsibly.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      online, they deliver it to your home via UPS or U.S. mail. try sites like cheaper then, sportsmans guide, & cabala’s or just google Ammunition.

      • radicallyalyssa

        Thanks! I’ll let my dad know! We just checked Walmart today and there wasn’t anything. Appreciate it!

  • TDS

    You don’t have to be brain damaged to be a Liberal…
    …but it sure helps!

    Too soon?

    • Clete Torres

      You’re a bad boy and/or girl.

  • Roger W Hancock

    by the PoetPatriot, Roger W Hancock

    Steel barrel, hammer forged,
    blacksmith’s craft of strength.
    Grit grinds smoothing mettle,
    colonial, courage and gall.

    Sight for trigger, future vision,
    each lone part, a piece of whole.
    Assembling binds together,
    colonial consensus builds.

    Stock of wood, shoulder set,
    carved, smoothed by hand.
    Major players set the standard,
    colonial citizens gather.

    Lead, constitutions, declarations,
    forms each lethal globe.
    Small dose of powdered strength,
    colonial brews a powder keg.

    Strike of Flint, sparks last straw,
    ignites fires of a grand design.
    Musket delivers to its mark,
    colonial fortitude, our liberty.

    © December 9, 2004, Roger W Hancock,

  • Dragomance

    Congratulations,Gabby. You’ve now alienated yourself from both sides of the debate.Plus with the NSA during the Obama Administration,and Feinstein throwing support behind the NSA,only the truly idiotic will still back a bill that has to do with the Constitution and is supported by either one of them.



    Sickening as to how people wish for gun control (which leaves innocent people completely defenseless), as well as love a massive hypocrite.

  • Jeremy

    This is typical the Left always turn on their own when it becomes politically expedient.

    • KayGee

      Tell me how you feel about Boehner and McCain. Or Rubio when he’s gettin’ all amnesty-y.

  • Jim Denney

    Good for her, maybe next time she’ll be able to defend herself from the left wing crazies. Of course, she still thinks we bitter clingers shouldn’t be allowed to have weapons. Ducking under tables and waiting for the cops is good enough for us “ordinary” citizens.

  • demoivre

    This is a desperate attempt to appease the gun crowd, but instead she let down those who think the 2nd Amendment needs to be abolished entirely.

  • Zach Smith

    I don’t really know how much of her mental acuity she has recovered, but I suspect she is being manipulated by her husband, who seems to be somewhat wacky, despite having been an astronaut.

    • NRPax

      Astronauts aren’t wacky? Does Lisa Nowak ring a bell? -:-)

      • Clete Torres


        • TugboatPhil

          I see what you did there!

        • NRPax

          One would think by the time you packed the adult diapers, straight razor and surgical tubing, there would be a nagging voice in your head saying “Maybe we’re handling this the wrong way?”

          • Ken Alan Draper

            appearently all the other voices were drowning it out.

        • Jennifer

          If I drank coffee, it would be coming out of my nose about now!!!

          • Clete Torres

            I’m here all week. Try the veal, and tip your waitress!

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)


        • Jerry Camp

          That’s got ‘win’ typed all over it…

        • Ken Alan Draper

          LOL!!!!! depends! that’s funny right there, I don’t care who you are!

      • ConvoyScout

        Priceless comment.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      He’s one relationship problem away from driving cross country in a convertable with a pistol & a diaper full of his own excrement. LOL!

  • Liberty

    So she’s a lefty, huh?

    • spepper

      No surprise there, fitting somehow

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    “We’ll celebrate those who vote yes,” [Giffords] concludes, “and we’ll notice those who ignored their constituents.”

    Is there an implied threat here? How is this any different than Sarah Palin’s “targets” the leftists were all weepy about before?

    • TugboatPhil

      Maybe Ms Giffords could celebrate the 1st Amendment by explaining that her political opinion of the 2nd is no more valid than yours or mine.

  • spepper

    If she had been carrying a gun the day of her attack, it might have turned out differently

    • Bathing Suit Area

      How? If she’d strapped it to her head and it deflected the bullet?

  • NRPax

    Good effort to change your mind, Gabby but we still don’t trust you.

  • b_truit

    Well her husband who says he’s a gun guy and supporter sure didn’t know how to grip a side arm. What’s he holding with his left hand? A tea cup? Two thumbs forward bro.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      funny thing is he is supposed to be a navy captain, a naval aviator & I know that the Navy teaches better firearms skills then he is showing in that photo.

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    Typical libral stance, ____ for me, not for thee. The drain bamaged edition.

    • dba_vagabond_trader

      And “I was for it before I was against it.”

  • alanstorm

    “The Times they R changing and the 2nd Amend. is outdated and bears no reason for the Present. So many deaths,so much heartbrk”

    Typical leftie “thought” – no clue that if one part of the constitution can be dumped, nothing prevents the same from happening to the rest.

    • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

      They know. If they can change one Amendment, then they will follow through with changing the rest.

  • David

    I realize her right arm is incapacitated. But, firing a handgun with one hand is not something I’m sure she was taught to do. This was all for show. It “backfired” on her.

    • Clete Torres

      Particularly as she’s firing a right-handed weapon. Nothing like hot brass in your face (or your shirt) to wake you up.

  • CombatDiver

    michael j saul @golfhat

    “@GabbyGiffords The Times they R changing and the 2nd Amend. is outdated and bears no reason for the Present. So many deaths,so much heartbrk”

    But I bet he supports abortion.

  • Clete Torres

    “I’m celebrating the 2nd Amendment on July 2 b/c the right to bear arms is a definitive part of our American heritage.”

    Unless it’s for regular Americans, then I’m against it. – Gabby Giffords

  • bill_a_bob

    I thought the NSA already has a gun registry developed on Americans. Unless its kevlar any you roll yourself up in it, how are we any safer?

  • President Nimrod

    To bad she’s full of it

  • Steve_J

    The two of them are just a couple of grifters.

  • americanexile

    The true irony being that those handguns kill 1000x as many people as “assault weapons” each year.

  • gnorville

    Shooting is fun, ain’t it, Gabby?

  • Joe W.

    A couple of attention seeking assclowns. Nothing more…nothing less. He left his brain in space, and as for her…well… comment….

  • Maxx

    Seems a strange world we live in when a segment on the population yearns for their version of a utopian society where protecting yourself with a gun is against the law but the right to kill your unborn is celebrated.

    • Clete Torres

      Left is Right, Up is Down, and No is Yes.

      Welcome to 0bama’s Amerika.

    • ConvoyScout

      well said.

    • TMZ2

      Utopian or Dystopian?

    • Jerry Camp

      Good on ya’…

  • ConvoyScout

    Look at all the Marxist/Socialist/Communist Constitution Haters. I hate to inform you Liberal/Commie idiots but 80+ % of the trigger pullers in this country are Conserative Especially the Military. ” Among the many misdeeds of the british rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” Mohandas Gandhi

  • stuckinIL4now

    So she’s campaigning for background checks, eh? How does she propose we’re going to track down the thugs and gang bangers who illegally sell illegal guns with serial #s filed off? Thugs don’t exactly purchase guns from sources where they have to submit to a background check.

    • Clete Torres


      We have a winner.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      And where do you suppose the people they buy them from get them?

      • Clete Torres

        You seem to be full of answers, why don’t you tell us?

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Will we keep the Constitution and its Amendments, and take them aback to the Original?
    How many are in existence?

  • ConvoyScout

    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin

  • mooseinfmp

    Loughner obviously wiped out the common sense and critical thinking areas of her brain…

    • Guy Fromage

      Bad form.

      • mooseinfmp

        Not when she’s supporting her Second Amendment rights while trashing ours. THAT is bad form on HER part.

        • Guy Fromage

          She is a hypocrite, no argument there at all, sir. She is also a victim of a violent crime. The argument that her continued disability contributes to her stand, actually attenuates her responsibility for her hypocrisy.

  • RedSoloCup

    Somebody please tell her 15 minutes of fame ended a long time ago.

  • Sabrina100

    Gun grabbers like to pretend to support the civil right of self defense – but their actions lead one to the inescapable conclusion that their ultimate goal is the evisceration of these rights for the ‘little people’.

  • seriouslysickntired

    Gabby Giffords, Obama’s original potted plant.

    • FlatFoot

      She only had half a brain to begin with before that looney tune ever even plinked it. Husband… ditto.

  • Philip Vasquez

    That’s interesting because not to long ago she was so against guns..I’m kinda thinking she was just reading what someone else wrote.. Sad, VERY SAD

  • Rulz

    Sacrifice for thee, but not for me.

    Vote GOP 2014

  • cristo52

    Watched the video. Ms. Gifford obviously has motor-skill issues – as in she was not in control of that weapon and should never have been handed a loaded gun. This safety violation is similar to the one committed by her Captain America husband, Mark, when he took a CNN reporter out into the backyard of his home (Ms. Gifford and her mother sitting and watching from the porch) and fired several shots at a plastic jug sitting on a large boulder, surrounded by other large boulders. If, for some reason, he missed the jug and hit a rock, someone might have been injured or killed. This guy is a jerk. A dangerous jerk.

    • Clete Torres

      That’s okay, liberals/Democrats don’t mind if the incapacitated (mentally or physically) handle weapons, it’s the competent, law-abiding gun owners they have a problem with.

  • FlatFoot

    Disingenuous ditz.

  • FlatFoot

    Go get ’em — Tiger.

  • 101ABN327

    Mark Kelly is a D-Bag for taking advantage of his wife’s condition. Shooting obviously means nothing to them and this was a staged event, expending a total of TWO rounds. Useful Idiots…

  • FlatFoot

    When the truth is found — to beeeee Liiies — and all the joyyy within youuuuu Dies…

  • Rhogue

    Now this just can’t surprise anyone after her husband, Mark Kelly purchased an AR-15-style rifle and a 45.-caliber handgun at Diamondback Police Supply on March 05, 2013. The company rescinded his purchase and Kelly offered up some lame excuse about using the purchase to prove how easy it is to buy a firearm. Which makes no sense because the issue is ILLEGAL firearms.

    They’re both hypocrites as are the rest of the anti-gun politicians. They and their families have the protection of body guards and guns courtesy of the American Tax Payer.

    • Ranba_Ral

      I loved why the shop denied his purchase. Because he told them on the 4473 form that it was a personal purchase, but then publicly said it was going to third parties that were not immediately family, it was therefore an attempt at an illegal straw purchase and was shut down. So by trying to prove the system is broken, he triggered it and it worked.

      • Clete Torres

        Bigger question is: why wasn’t he prosecuted for lying on the form?

        • Ranba_Ral

          Because his wife was a congresswoman and is a living liberal martyr for gun control.

  • HoneyTree EvilEye

    Isn’t voting on background checks redundant…Like making illegal immigrants illegal?

  • jetch

    sorry to get off topic, but the times are a’ changin’, our country can no longer afford to take in every immigrant who wants to live here. we need secure borders!

  • jetch

    sorry to get off topic, but the times are a’ changin’, our country can no longer afford to take in every immigrant who wants to live here. we need secure borders!

  • Pocono Shooting Range

    That is nice. The rest up us will celebrate by shooting our AR-15’s and AK-47’s with 30 round magazines.

    If you don’t bother us… we won’t bother you.

  • Soapy Johnson

    Who’s no longer a Jim Carrey fan? The 34
    percent of American households with guns — or as many as 200,000
    women who use a gun every year to defend themselves against sexual
    abuse …

  • Slugglife

    Once all of us freedom loving gun owners are gone, these brain dead liberals can bask in their ignorance all the while hiding from the sword of conversion.

    If only we could pass sword background checks…..

  • Slugglife

    Shouldn’t she be evaluated and restricted from handling a weapon. Isn’t she mentally impaired to some extent? If it’s good enough for our veterans its good enough for her.

  • gadsdengurl

    Giffords has failed in the court of public opinion in NH (just like the Bloomberg bus did when they were met with so many protesters they called cop who then tasered a gun rights activist ) She has decided to take her tour stop in NH “underground” and have a secret meeting with a well known Soros funded group here. Gun rights advocates still plan to protest, however. I guess this proves that NH people do NOT want stricter gun control as they are claiming and this proves it.