Gabrielle Giffords: If Congress won't act, replace Congress

  • Article by: GABRIELLE GIFFORDS
  • Updated: April 18, 2013 - 9:11 PM

I know what it’s like to face a tough vote. The gun reform vote wasn’t one.

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phatcatpatApr. 18, 13 8:04 PM

"Senators say they fear the National Rifle Association and the gun lobby." --- Senators fear their constituents won't vote for them in the next election if they vote against their beliefs. The NRA is less powerful than Planned Parenthood. Get over the fact that your beliefs are not supported by the majority of voters.

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goferfanzApr. 18, 13 8:24 PM

Thousands of families? Ok, the disconnect is clear here. Congressional elections usually have 50 million voters, more in Presidential years. Perhaps Gabby needs to rethink why votes go a certain way in Congress.............

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asdftrewApr. 18, 13 8:39 PM

Ok...let's start with the US Senate.

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asdftrewApr. 18, 13 8:43 PM

Ok...let's start with the US Senate.

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Jakein08Apr. 18, 13 8:47 PM

85% of America favors the background check law that was proposed, including 75% of NRA members. To not even close the gun show loophole, get real. We have cowards in congress, and most are in the GOP.

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kleindropperApr. 18, 13 8:48 PM

I'd prefer not to be a victim Ms. Giffords.

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styles4milesApr. 18, 13 8:52 PM

So did Gabby make her Hubby get rid of his AR-15 yet or is she only worried about other peoples?

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jarlmnApr. 18, 13 9:12 PM

Giffords is correct. There will be much-needed replacement coming in Congress. But it will be her gun-grabbing cronies who will be the ones getting pink slips! Giffords and her ilk make the mistake of thinking that it is only the NRA that opposes them. Never mind *just* the NRA! For every card-carrying NRA member, there are hundreds of non-affiliated legitimate gun owners who are MORE than fed-up with being demonized for the crimes of gang-bangers and the acts of crazies. So go ahead and stamp your foot and throw your little tantrum, Gabby. If you think you've experienced a repudiation of your gun-grabbing efforts .... you ain't seen nothing yet.

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jdlellis1Apr. 18, 13 9:17 PM

A comment heard by an individual blasting those against gun control went something like, "If you've got nothing to hide, why not register!" Taken to its next step in the sequence of tragic statement, "To gain absolute security (e.g., cradle to grave) why not turn our lives totally to the government." Therein lies one of the biggest challenges facing future generations, defining and embracing freedom as limiting the role of government or abdicating our freedoms for a perceived sense of security brought to you by the big brother watching over society to ensure everyone marches to the steps driven by Washington D.C.

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JMarvinApr. 18, 13 9:23 PM

We already have laws up to the ears against criminals and mentally ill people having access to guns. And against people who have legal access to guns using using them to cause harm. The problem with law enforcement in this country is that no law prevents any bad thing from happening before the fact. The one and only thing any law can actually do is give the government the power to punish the person who breaks it after the fact. Unfortunately by then, the landscape is littered with victims. The fact that bad things happen when people break the laws we already have is not remedied one whit by passing even more laws for them to break. There is a huge fallacious logical disconnect in the gun control lobby position on cause and effect.

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