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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:06 PM

Gabrielle Giffords plans to take on the NRA

Former US congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabrielle Giffords put the National Rifle Association squarely in her sights Tuesday as she unveiled a major initiative for tougher gun laws.

Giffords, shot in the head in January 2011 while meeting constituents in her native Arizona, announced she was forming her own lobby group after a visit to Newtown, Connecticut where 20 children died in a December 14 mass shooting.

“We can’t just hope that the last shooting tragedy will prevent the next,” Giffords said, in an op-ed article in the USA Today newspaper co-signed by her astronaut husband Mark Kelly.

“Achieving reforms to reduce gun violence and prevent mass shootings will mean matching gun lobbyists in their reach and resources,” she said, referring specifically to the influential NRA.

Her group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, will “raise the funds necessary to balance the influence of the gun lobby” and support political leaders who support tougher limits on the private ownership of guns.

President Barack Obama has promised new measures to address gun violence in the United States in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in which six school staff members also died.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/08/gabrielle-giffords-plans-to-take-on-the-nra/

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Reply Gabrielle Giffords plans to take on the NRA (Original post)
Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
MotherPetrie Jan 2013 #1
femmocrat Jan 2013 #2
MinneapolisMatt Jan 2013 #3
Tanta Jan 2013 #4
Politicub Jan 2013 #5
riverwalker Jan 2013 #6
jerseyjack Jan 2013 #7
tblue Jan 2013 #8
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2013 #9
SaveAmerica Jan 2013 #10
DFW Jan 2013 #11
flamingdem Jan 2013 #13
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #22
flamingdem Jan 2013 #12
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #14
silvershadow Jan 2013 #15
Skittles Jan 2013 #16
libdem4life Jan 2013 #17
Number23 Jan 2013 #18
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #19
Scuba Jan 2013 #20
marions ghost Jan 2013 #21

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:09 PM

1. K&R

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:12 PM

2. God bless her.

She is still recovering from her injuries. I wish her much success.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:22 PM

3. Seriously.

She is amazing.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:29 PM

4. For a woman who was shot herself

ANY person could completely understand her motives behind this. Good for her I hope this spurs even more discussion on this very high volatile issue.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:30 PM

5. And she will win

Gabby is my hero and one tough lady.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:02 PM

7. I support anything that will reduce the presence of guns.

 

Why is her organization going to be different from Brady's?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:30 PM

8. I'm aboard!

Good for her!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:34 PM

9. We're with you, Gabby!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:00 AM

10. I don't have much money but I'd give her $20 for the kids of Sandy Hook

Go get em, Gabby!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:37 AM

11. A wounded, partially paralyzed, speech-impaired woman wants to take on the NRA?

Well, considering that I happen to know this particular wounded, partially paralyzed, speech-impaired woman, was friends with her long before she became all that, I'd say watch out, NRA. You don't know whom you're messing with this time.

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Response to DFW (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:39 AM

13. All she had to say was "Enough"

She will be very effective

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Response to DFW (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:26 PM

22. Well said DFW, Thank You!

Go get them Gabby!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:38 AM

12. Go Gabby!

Who else better, I mean YES

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:43 AM

14. I support her in this 100%.

I'm not sure there could be a better spokesperson for this cause.

She'll get my money and my time to help with ending the current NRA. That I pledge.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:43 AM

15. God bless her. And, Bravo! Ms. Giffords! nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:03 AM

16. now SHE is someone with COURAGE

more courage than all the gun nuts COMBINED

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:17 AM

17. Gabby has all the "ammunition" to take on the NRA...Class, political, experiential, emotional

and intestinal fortitude. Plus an amazing husband. She will be successful in galvanizing public opinion, especially given the emerging political/societal influence of social media, that has lacked a Name and a Cause to support...witness the Democratic Convention. She has risen to meet the incredible challenge of her horrendous experience.

May she be blessed with strength and lots of money.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:42 AM

18. Oh my Goodness. I love this

Wow. Please God, let it be successful.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:56 AM

19. Kick.

Good for Gabby.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:03 PM

20. K&R

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:25 PM

21. Gives me hope to hear this

in a country where you take your life in your hands to be a Liberal in congress.

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