Giffords, Kelly Claim ’16 More Mass Shootings’ Since Sandy Hook – Did We Miss Something?

Gun Grabbers Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly
Gun Grabbers Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly
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Washington DC – -(  In their non-stop push for more gun control, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have presented Congress with a letter referencing “16 more mass shootings” since the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012.

They do not list the supposed 16 mass shootings in their letter, which was published online by Politico, but they do mention the Tucson shooting from January 2011, the Aurora movie theater shooting from July 2012, and the Sikh Temple attack in August 2012. All three of these crimes occurred well before, not after, the shooting at Sandy Hook.

The only two shootings mentioned in the letter which took place after Sandy Hook were the September 2013 D.C. Navy Yard shooting and the October 21, 2013 shooting at Sparks Middle School, in Sparks, Nevada.

Of course, in the case of the D.C. Navy Yard, the shooter, Aaron Alexis, went through all legal means to get his shotgun, including a federal background check, thus demonstrating once more that background checks cannot stop criminal intent. Meanwhile, the Sparks shooting was not a mass shooting, but it was another example of how impotent gun control laws are when an individual too young to buy, possess, or transport a gun decides to steal, possess, and transport a gun.

Where is a list of the “16 more mass shootings” since Sandy Hook?

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I counted 10 since Sandy Hook. I have a feeling they were including overseas Mass Shootings (ie: Ottawa (CANADA), Sydney (AUSTRALIA), Paris (FRANCE) and again, Paris (FRANCE). You know, countries where strict gun laws are supposed to prevent such incidents?

James B. White

I, for one, is very interested where these 16 mass shootings occurred, if they are spouting theses figures, then they should be able to come up with the list very quickly, like within 12 hours. And mass shootings are when there are four or more victims from the same criminal, with the same gun in a short period of time. And if they can come up with the instances, maybe they can use their resources and come up with the figures of how many people were saved from having access to legal firearms, oh ho, there’s the catch, how “honest”… Read more »

Greg Vigue

Ms. Gifford as we all know was severely injured so please understand her comments she is trying to get across. Ms. Gifford & Mark Kelly have had zero impact on gun control. Statistics reveal that gun purchases have gone up nearly 37% in the past 48 months. Some reports have the percentage even higher closer to 44%.


Of course there haven’t been 16 mass shootings since Sandyhook, but if they repeat the lie enough times and the low info voter hears it through their news channel of choice, they’ll be convinced that there have been 16 mass shootings and never even ask where or when. Can everybody say baaaa?


If I am thinking correctly. A mass shooting is considered 4 or more people shot/killed. This is defined by the FBI standards.


Sad to say , no one would listen to Ms. Giffords or her spaceman husband if it was not because of her gritting shot by a mentally ill criminal. The pair are simply not relevant . N .Y Congress woman Carolyn McCarthy was a nurse before a mentally ill immigrant shot her husband and son as they cowered on a commuter train car as the madman strolled unopposed in the “gun free zone” in search of victims . If it not for Mr.Ferguson launching her political ambitions the only shots shed be talking about is a flu immunization . Tragic… Read more »

Michael W Perkins

Mass shooting must equal more than 1? I dont buy it, a liberal is telling it to me, their lips are moving, & that usually proves to be a sign of a lie… Carry on & keep the powder dry, gonna need it soon I think…


Some have even questioned as to whether or not her shooting was staged. There were videos that clearly point out evidence of the possibility. Couple that with the timing of Kelly’s space flight and how he went despite her life threatening condition. Along with that, you have evidence that some of BO’s and Hitlery’s speeches have had staged people fainting while they are conducting their talks. So, you have a bunch of Dems that use theatrics to try and impress people of how Dems care for the “little people”. You have two people that claim shootings that never happened with… Read more »

Bill Butler

TSgt B Well said,thank you.


Gee they could have been talking about that mass shooting that happened over in Kenya last month, or it could have been all the mass shootings that happened in the north of Africa. with them you never know.

Carl Stevenson

Like most demonrat statist tyrant wannabes, the truth doesn’t matter to them.
For people whose premise, goals, and entire agenda are lies, what’s a few facts?

Kevin McGonigal

Perhaps they were thinking of the gang banger shootouts in Chicago.


Since when did a democrap ever care about accuracy or the truth when making a statement?

TSgt B

More of the same, typical, bullsh!t from these anti-Freedom tyrants. She has my sympathies for her wound, and my sincere wish for a total recovery, But GABBY, we LAW-ABIDING GUN OWNERS DIDN’T SHOOT YOU (or anyone else whom did not deserve it). Go after the CRIMINALS, DAMNIT.

John Culver

She didnt say WHERE those mass shooting were. I think several were in Syria.