Giffords launches website to prevent gun violence
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was one of 19 people shot at a political event in Tucson, Arizona, in January 2011.
January 8th, 2013
04:08 AM ET

Giffords launches website to prevent gun violence

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have launched their own website that specifically encourages elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership.

Below is a link to Giffords and Kelly's Website and Op-Ed

http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/

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  1. redstate

    She should be collecting munny for lunatic screenings and detention centers, not useless laws against hardware.

    January 11, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Veronica Miller

    TIME FOR A HEAVY TAX ON THE PRODUCTION & SALE OF VIOLENT ENTERTAINMENT. THE REVENUE WILL FREE US!

    Its time to demand our Rep's & Congressman for legislation for a heavy tax on the production and sale of Violent Entertainment (movies, GAMING, music). We should treat it much like we do cigarettes. We tax that heavily. Some want to tax soda because its 'killing our kids. Well violence is too. There should be labeling (much like cigs) that explain why the product is so expensive and where the revenue is going. The revenue should go to school protections (guards, metal detectors, building modification) and Law Enforcement in schools and in general then to the general fund bec there will be plenty of it. I hear so many leaders say "well we could do this or that but it will be expensive". Well this would pay for it. It would mean standing up to the entertainment lobby but its past time to do just that and we need people like ourselves to demand it. Its a three prong approach: more sensible gun control, taxes and addressing the mental health problem. Also if we treated gun contr!
    !ol like we regulate driving we would still have our right to own guns but we would have sensible controls. I've wondered why I don't see this discussed at all on all the 'crying' news outlets after Sandy Hook. Then I realized. They're OWNED by the Entertainment Lobby. So they won't. Its up to us to FORCE the discussion on them and demand action on it from our politicians. PAY TO PLAY

    January 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Daniel C

    Obviously Anderson forgot about the 1st 4 years of police hurting our children on skateboards choking them to death on sidewalks or out veterans hurt in Boston but he's on TV saying there's no conspiracy or the banks paying protestors or why Obama making the head of skull and bones John Kerry which had a kid at UCF almost killed over asking him if he was, but Anderson calls them conspiracy's.. He keeps saying he don't want Alex Jones to get your attention because he wants you to think your evil instead of the government...

    January 11, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Mike

    I used to have tremendous respect and admiration for Gabby Giffords ... until now.

    January 13, 2013 at 7:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dannyboy's Pub

      True...sorry she was shot...and glad about her recovery; a great thing. I think she needs to end her 15 minutes.

      January 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeff

      I agree with you Mike. Being a resident of Arizona, Gabby took a hard stance on immigration, the economy and how to help anyone who needed it. I supported her via email as she was not my rep. The day she was shot, my heart sank, knowing that the Gabby we greatly supported to up hold the laws, would now need support from the people who she served, just to survive.
      However when she and Mark Kelly gave their speech about gun violence, the fact the shooter had a semi automatic weapon and was stated that he was able to fire 6 rounds off in ONE SECOND. Being a legally registered gun owner, there is no way on gods green earth a finger and pull a trigger 6 times in a second. The weapon unless it was fully auto could not do it simply because the recoil takes too long. With this information being spread around, i felt that Mark is speaking for Gabby and her situation, which i appreciate, but do not try to shove your media enhanced information down our throats to get gun grabbers more fuel for the fire. If we speak the truth, as we know it to be, before any action can be taken, the POTUS needs to release the info on Fast and Furious and stop the executive orders. Knee jerk reactions do not work. Out law all weapons lik Chicago does, they have the highest murder rate out there.

      January 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • ABC

      @Jeff Chicago does not have the highest murder rate because of the laws. If you studied the history of the last 30 to 40 years Chicago has lead the nation in murder rates even before the laws were put into place. I agree that the laws are insufficient to solve the gun problem however there are too many straw sales committed in Chicago.

      A straw sale is where someone drives out of Chicago were guns are legal in a nearby town and purchases a firearm. They then resell that firearm at a higher price in Chicago. When that gun is used in a crime and finally tracked to the person who purchased it originally all they have to say is that their gun was stolen and they are off the hook. The problem with Chicago's gun laws is that it doesn't extend to the entire state of Illinois. If it did then you might start to see a change in the gun deaths in Chicago.

      January 15, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LNH

    i think that intelegent people should look at the data from other countries in Europe, Canada, and Australia. why do you keep saying gun control won't help?? are you that blind?? who runs our country, the NRA?? the second ammendment wasn't even meant to be used like it has been being used in modern day USA. and the hard core gun fanatics?? no sane person needs an asult wepon and more than 30 rounds of ammunition. and since all you crazies can only make derogatory comments with no merrit, i already know what you will say. what i say is you have blood on your hands.

    January 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. HerbH

    Gee, do you think maybe if our leaders hadn't made it illegal to teach right from wrong in school we would be in a better place?. How about backing off on "self esteem" and allow morality and ethics back in schools.

    January 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Anonymous

    January 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Kick

    Gifford's Website.... Just another website scamming money... asking for credit card info...

    January 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Kick

    5 times more people died from blunt objects per the FBI WEBSITE than all combined rifles together.. Are we going to ban hammers at Walmart???

    January 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Nelson Akpese

    There is nothing in your Activity than working for rthe Government. How do you know how things work for People when they Act or you act; Your Act. Government does not do anything for them. The y fight about ambition to shoot. Nothing can change someones ambition. That is when they act and satisfied about it. You don't do anything to satisfy them; so they act unless you do something to satisfy them. Do you do Actualy than Say. Unless you raise their Standard of living they Act. Because they will still be Unsatisfied. You don't do Jobs to Satisfy; If they are are Wrong Jobseven.

    January 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. OfCourseYouSay

    Hey Gabby;
    Crazy people will not read your website.

    January 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Scottish Mama

    to Piers, We also have 5-6 times the people than the UK, So if they had 42 gun killings times 6 epuals 252 gun killiings.
    Knife voilence and killings by other ways have gone up. I guess they still are not keeping the guns from offenders.

    January 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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