Gabby Giffords Begs for Another Bullet
Gabby Giffords, the former member of the US House of Representatives from Arizona’s 8th district, who made headlines in 2011 after surviving a well deserved gunshot wound to the head, traveled to upstate New York this past weekend, for a gun show. Giffords, whose unfortunate survival put her center stage in the gun control debate, is a big fan of New York’s “SAFE Act”, one of the strictest gun control laws in the history of the United States. While claiming to be a “strong supporter of the 2nd amendment”, she thinks this invasive policy that literally turned legal gun owners into felons with the stroke of a pen, overnight, would be a great idea to institute on a national level.
The “Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act” redefines the term “assault weapon” to include any semi automatic rifle or shotgun with one or more “military style features” such as a folding stock, or flash suppressor. These weapons may not be sold within the state, and owners of these weapons must register them or be subject to imprisonment, or death of course, if one dares resist. It requires background checks for all gun sales, including those between private persons, as well as background checks for ammunition purchases. It bans any magazine with a capacity of more than 10 rounds, and makes it a felony more serious than criminally negligent homicide, to load more than 7 rounds in any such magazine.
After exchanging fake niceties with gun buyers and sellers inside the show, Giffords stepped outside for the cameras to call for violence against them. “We must never stop fighting,” she said. “Fight! Fight! Fight! Be bold! Be courageous! The nation is counting on you.”.
Courageous and bold indeed, walking around a room full of peaceful gun owners, then stepping outside to call for government guns to be used against them, well, that takes balls, lady. Especially considering the fact that nothing in the NY SAFE act would have done anything to prevent your shooting. While the alleged shooter, Jared Loughner, had a 33 round magazine in his pistol, the first shot went straight into Giffords’ thick Democratic skull, apparently failing to strike any organs vital to the then 41 year old leftist. Loughner, a then 22 year old, communist sympathizer, who Democrats attempted to paint as a right wing extremist, had no criminal history besides some petty arrests for drug possession.
How this adds up to needing to ban rifles and require more invasion into the privacy of ordinary Americans, simply escapes reason, but that’s pretty much par for the course when we’re talking about liberals, isn’t it?
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