Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords launches new gun control initiative

Wonder how many Jelly Beans this will take…

KHOU 11 News – by Bill Theobald

WASHINGTON — Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot and seriously wounded in 2011, is planning a new initiative to address gun violence against women and families.

The Women’s Coalition for Common Sense will feature a national advisory committee that includes former secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman, former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, and actresses Connie Britton and Alyssa Milano, among others.  

Giffords is hosting a daylong “Domestic Violence Awareness Summit” in Washington on Wednesday that is expected to draw more than 100 women from across the country. The new coalition will be announced at the event.

Giffords survived an assassination attempt on Jan. 8, 2011, during a constituent event at a Tucson supermarket. Six people were killed and another 13 were injured.

Giffords suffered a severe brain injury during the shootout, and she resigned from the House in January 2012.

In January 2013, she and husband and space shuttle astronaut Mark E. Kelly formed a political action committee called Americans for Responsible Solutions to promote gun control legislation with elected officials and the general public.

The PAC raised more than $20 million in the 2013-2014 election cycle and $3.4 million in the first six months of this year.

The new initiative is prompted by the role guns play in domestic violence. Among the statistics that organizers cite are:

• Abused women in the U.S. are five times more likely to be killed by their abuser if that person has access to a gun.

• More than half of all murders of women in the U.S. are committed with a gun.

• More than two-thirds of spouse and ex-spouse homicide victims between 1980 and 2008 were killed with firearms.

The coalition hopes to address two gaps in the law. Current federal law prohibits people convicted of domestic violence offenses from having firearms, but the law does not cover people who abuse former dating partners.

In addition, federal law prohibits people convicted of felony stalking offenses from having guns but if the person is convicted of a misdemeanor stalking offense the prohibition does not apply.

State legislatures have taken action in these areas with at least 12 states now prohibiting people convicted of violent misdemeanors against dating partners from possessing firearms. And 25 states prohibit gun possession by at least some people under protective orders from dating partners.

10 thoughts on “Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords launches new gun control initiative

  1. Well I guess these ladies should gun up against these man killer statistics. If peoples wife’s had a pistol strapped on I don’t think this would be such a beating drum from these commies.

    Plus how can you start a PAC for common sense when you’re half brain dead. Obviously someone else is driving this.
    Gun up ladies!

  2. So, Madeleine Albright is on the committee? Now there’s a great humanitarian! Isn’t she the foul beast who said that the deaths of half a million Iraqi children due to US sanctions were “worth it”?

    Anyway, let them talk about “common sense regulations” until they’re blue in the face. They’re not getting my guns, and they can FOAD. (Except Alyssa Milano. She can come to my house and have a good time.)

    1. Yeah Melissa Milano was always hot..hotter..hottest!
      Who’s the boss… wiki says she was a singer too!
      Stop it you guys are killing me!

  3. “Giffords suffered a severe brain injury during the shootout, and she resigned from the House in January 2012.”


    She didn’t have a brain to begin with.

  4. that false flag is embarrassing to mankind . people are waking up though.
    the real injury this pathetic criminal is experiencing comes from having to lie constantly. there isn’t enough monetary reward to be worthwhile for living this kind of lie day in and day out and it has real physical consequences on the human body. you will notice the people involved in false flags will experience serious bodily harm over time because they know that the truth always exposes the deceit. the stress is immense and would never be able to be compensated for. pathetic and evil. liars like this are equal to being mass murderers.

  5. “Current federal law prohibits people convicted of domestic violence offenses from having firearms, but the law does not cover people who abuse former dating partners.”

    I’m slapping my forehead as I read this. Has this country really gotten this low and childish? This Commie Coalition has gotten so pathetic, I don’t even have words for it anymore.

  6. “gabby giffords/gabrielle giffords” or any rendition of that name, has NO record of doing anything at the US congressional archives. nO voting, no speeches, no papers, nothing, but her mossad name. She is an israhell plant, a mossad agent.

    Her “shooting” is as real as all the others: a 1,000 HOAX. Not a drop of blood, and she had a temple shot . hahaha. Her despicable jew head has been documented as having no scars.

    albright is a zionist whore, a jew, who along with their goy traitors on this list, is futilely attempting to disarm us.

    When the revolution starts, they and all the goy collaborators are: dead. They will be tried for treason, in a 2 minute trial. then taken out and killed.

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