Gabrielle Giffords Hits the Gun Range for Photo Op

Posted by on Jul 02, 2013 at 8:27 am

Excuse me, but what’s the point of this stunt? It’s quite clear she cannot properly handle the weapon she has and is quite unsteady once she fires off a round. And conveniently she has and ABC News camera along for this.

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords fired a gun Monday for the first time since she was shot in the head by a crazed gunman more than two years ago, it was reported Monday.

Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, visited a shooting range in Las Vegas during the first leg of a whistle-stop tour to push a stalled legislative effort to expand background checks for gun purchases.

The still-recovering ex-lawmaker and her husband are longtime gun owners who keep firearms for recreational use. But Giffords and Kelly have become gun-control leaders since the January 2011 rampage at a political event in Tucson that wounded the Democrat and 12 others and killed six.

Giffords, wearing a green sweater and glasses, along with a brace on one of her arms, fired a black handgun as her husband looked on.

Even supporters aren’t buying this shtick.

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16 Responses to “Gabrielle Giffords Hits the Gun Range for Photo Op”

  1. Blue Hen on 2/02/13 at 8:31 am

    Note how they neatly avoid the fact that dear hubby STILL blames the tea party for the attack.

  2. Ray_Van_Dune on 2/02/13 at 9:19 am

    They would actually be more effective in their cause, which I do not support, if they apologized for the knee-jerk blaming of the Tea Party and Sarah Palin, which they were hardly alone or first in doing, but that would mean admitting they made a mistake, which is something libs require only of others.

  3. Rob Crawford on 2/02/13 at 10:28 am

    “Note how they neatly avoid the fact that dear hubby STILL blames the tea party for the attack.”

    No wonder he’s a former astronaut — no way anyone that delusional should be allowed near a space vehicle.

  4. it's those darn kids. on 2/02/13 at 11:48 am

    Libs buy guns just to say, “well, I own a gun, too” while arguing against guns and pontificating.

    It is, as if, conservatives would go out and have abortions to be able to “understand” the issue.

  5. jr on 2/02/13 at 12:23 pm

    When will they stop using that poor woman as a prop for their political purposes? Utterly disgusting.

  6. GWB on 2/02/13 at 12:25 pm

    Of course they own guns. After all, the rules won’t apply to those who are among the elite when they begin their rule.

  7. lyle on 2/02/13 at 12:56 pm

    When will they stop using that poor woman as a prop for their political purposes?

    They? Who’s “they”? She’s pimping herself out willingly.

    Oh, and Gabby? Your handgun stance and grip suck just like you and your media whore husband.

  8. Buffalobob on 2/02/13 at 1:05 pm

    The only thing missing in this photo is Mark Kelly wearing a wife better shirt.

  9. Nick Shaw on 2/02/13 at 3:00 pm

    Not to cast aspersions on her ability to handle a weapon but, isn’t this a perfect setup to the lib’rul argument that more people are shot accidentally or that the weapon will be taken and used against her?
    Well, now that I think of it, I am casting aspersions.

  10. radicaltruth on 3/03/13 at 3:36 am

    wait a minute.. if she’s mentally handicapped/challenged now, why would she be allowed to own a handgun?

  11. Blue Hen on 3/03/13 at 8:20 am

    if she’s mentally handicapped/challenged now, why would she be allowed to own a handgun?

    Excellent point. If these people were interested in “responsible, common sense” gun control, then she would be denounced as being unable to bear arms. And yet….

    P.S. It would be fun to wath the morons pushing amnesty whether all eleventy billion undocumented democrats will all be issued gun background checks when they are “legalized”.

  12. Observer on 3/03/13 at 5:58 pm

    Notice how quickly her husband grabs for the pistol after she has shot off the round, responding to her bringing the muzzle up. He looked a little nervous there.

  13. Former democrap#2 on 7/07/13 at 7:21 am

    I don’t think the anti-gunners should own a gun. Give it up, you hypocrites!

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