Gabby Giffords: Everyone Should Have to Pass a Background Check, My Attacker Passed

By AWR Hawkins

Gabby Giffords
Gabby Giffords: Everyone Should Have to Pass Background Check, My Attacker Passed
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Washington DC – -( On Wednesday, gun control advocate Gabby Giffords stood with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill to demand that everyone buying a gun be required to undergo the same background check Jared Loughner underwent to acquire the Glock he used to shoot her in 2011.

Yes, Loughner acquired his firearm via a background check, as did Jerad and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barbara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), Paul Ciancia (LAX), Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard), James Holmes (Aurora theater), Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood 2009), among others.

But Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, stood with Democrat lawmakers to argue that expanding background checks to include gun show sales is a way of “stopping violence.” [What?]

The most prominent firearm-related public violence events of the last few years were carried out by men and women who passed background checks to get their firearms. So can someone explain again how applying background checks to more sales will reduce violence, much less stop it?

This is just one more reason why the new gun control push faces a even steeper climb than the one Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) undertook in 2013. Or, to put as The Washington Post did, “The latest Gabby Giffords push for… gun controls is new. The outlook isn’t.”

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AWR Hawkins southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.

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This is just a sly back door gun grabber trick of the tongue. Next will come the statement, ” you see, even people who pass background checks are criminals so no one should own gun!” Don’t be fooled by this statement. It sounds innocent, but it is anything but innocent.

Bob Sadtler

The author failed to mention Sum Dum Guy or whatever the Va Tech killer’s name was. He is noteworthy because not only did he pass a background check, like ALL the others, HE HAD TO WAIT A MONTH TO BUY HIS SECOND GUN DUE TO VA’S (now defunct, thank God) GUN RATIONING SCHEME! It only gave him an extra month to practice. He took full advantage of the spare time, as evidenced by his unsurpassed results

jimmy hawkins

The unknown quantity in this discussion is how many people would be denied if every transaction required a background check.


“HAL Open the pod bay doors!” LOL


Gabby, haven’t you noticed Mark Kelly’s hand up your backside, providing movement to your lips, and the ventriloquist’s voice supposedly coming from you? He is Edgar Bergen to your Charlie McCarthy, as he uses you as a pitiful tool to gain political office. Wake up!

Bob Shell

As I said before both Giffords & her husband are frauds. They are in it for the bucks$$$ not anyones safety. When & if people wake up they will have find honest work.


Back ground checks are nothing more than government permission to exercise a Right!
” This Government will operate like an ambuscade. It will destroy the state governments, and will swallow liberties of the people”. …Patrick Henry, Virginia Ratifying convention…June 9, 1788


So, if we follow this logic to its’ conclusion, ALL private sale transactions between individuals for ANY serial numbered item, be it a bicycle,lawn mower, television,radio,refrigerator, firearm etc etc will require formal registration with the GOVERNMENT…a receipt, the collection of sales taxes, a registration fee etc etc. SOUND FAMILIAR? More govt. lackeys will be required to manage all the paperwork and money generated…SOUND FAMILIAR? New offices will be established, a new hierarchy of bureaucrats and partisan appointees right down to every county in the state AND EVERY STATE IN THE COUNTRY… HMMM.. SOUND FAMILIAR?? SOUNDS LIKE RUSSIA!!!

john Carr

Her attacker wasn’t very well trained or she wouldn’t be spewing her anti-gun rant like she is now doing.


Back grounds checks, I’ll go along with that but only if you start with Obama and the democrat party. While we’re at it lets also do drug checks and those that don’t pass get kicked out of office, PERIOD!!!! Then lets do the IRS, EPA, HOMELAND SECURITY then all the federal government employees . Those that don’t pass lose there job, there retirement and all benefits, Period !!!!!!!!


If BS was electricity, these ‘Progressives’ would be walking ‘powerhouses’.


So that proves that background checks don’t stop crime. You know what does? The CONSEQUENCES. Like picking someone to victimize who is carrying a gun! (I wonder why she doesn’t make herself more attractive – trying to play the victim to the hilt? Or is this just a very unflattering picture?)


I’m impressed! Trying the same old tactics that don’t work, time and again. Maybe that explains, in part, why our politicians are such failures. Solutions without associated / related problems. And if you are a democrat, you need more money to sell and or implement the solution without a real problem or a real problem without a solution. But isn’t that the story with 99.9% of gun control measures?! Empowering the criminals (that includes the politicians in many cases) while disarming the law-abiding.


Gabby, wake up! Mark Kelly. Edgar Bergen-like, is using you as his Charlie McCarthy to advance his political agenda. He is another John McCain (and that is NOT a compliment!).


same old for profit dog & pony show……… so sick of the progressive social Marxist elitists BS ………

fed up

so why should everyone have to pass a background check?You just said yourself that your attacker had one and passed,do you not see how twisted and unthinking your statement is.We all know the crooks dont get background checks,dont you get it? I am sorry for your injury,but not so sorry that i want to be unarmed by people like you so that i can be easily killed.You people of the gun grabbers dont really want gun control,you want gun consification and people control,why dont you all just admit that and quit making up your lies!

Old Curmudgeon

The truly sad thing is the gun-grabbing left using her tragedy to push their agenda. Parading her in front of the media and exploiting her for their own ends.


There are many great comment’s here and that’s great! It shows people will fight and stand up for there RIGHT’S! And the gun grabbing left has used every tragic event has used EVERY horrible, tragic event that’s happened since Columbine to push their agenda! Great Comment! It’s true Obama surrounding himself with kids and the media WAAAAY over playing the actual event’s and adding their own little B.S. twist to things. The media ALWAY’S makes these tragic event’s seem so much worse, not that they’re not bad enough! They go after the people that are on the edge or on… Read more »


She is brain dead and her husband has had a little to much space dust.


well said,I agree 100% as would anybody that new what they were talking about would. The one thing Dem’s do NOT understand common sense. Again Well Said.