Giffords’ Virtual ‘Tour’ Will Be Even More Staged than Bloomberg’s Real One

Talk about a road to hell… (GiffordsPAC/Twitter)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced the Road to Universal Background Checks Tour,” a group press release announces. “At a series of virtual gatherings focused on states with key Senate races, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will lead conversations with candidates and other activists who will speak directly with voters about the importance of electing a new Senate majority that will finally pass universal background checks.”

“Virtual gatherings”? There’s probably more than pandemic considerations behind that strategy. And characterizing this as a “tour” may give us some clues.

Michael Bloomberg tried something similar in meatspace some years back. His paid ad hacks tried to sell sending a propaganda bus on a 25-state 100-day as the “No More Names” tour. “Magical Misery Tour” was more like it.

They played coy with announcing actual locations, dates, and times for their scheduled stops, making sure the press and followers who signed up would know in time but keeping the general public in the dark until the last minute to avoid what ended up happening—being outnumbered by rights advocates. And the funny thing about the “victims of gun violence” named by the tour: They included the Boston Marathon bomber. One in 12 of the “victims” were crime suspects, including a “man shot by police while he was holding a gun in another man’s face,” and a 19-year-old who was shot by a man protecting his granddaughter from him.

The names also included those of a former Los Angeles cop who went on a killing spree (and who demanded more “gun control”), a suspect who “died in a shootout after … opening fire on police,” and another suspect in the killing of four people who also tried to shoot it out with the cops.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Opposite Day “progressives” are nothing if not unoriginal, continually repeating what doesn’t work.  This we had the wildly unsuccessful (although you’d never know that from media report) Marx … uh … March for Our Lives “The Road to Change” tour from a couple of years back. As with the Bloomberg “original,” they kept dates, times, and specific locations within the cities close to the vest as well.

If interested, you can go to Giffords’ event site to see where the “tour” will go and when (the “National Kickoff” will be Tuesday, with Special Guest Infringer Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut), and to register yourself, just like they want “background checks” to do to your guns. The added “benefit” to “virtual gatherings” is only Giffords will know how many “attend,” so they can hide real results and paint their “success” any way they want to.

What you won't hear, because lies of omission are as important to the gun-grabbers as the overt kind, is an admission of their real “background check” agenda, pretty much spelled out in a report from the National Institute of Justice's “Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies“:

“Effectiveness depends on the ability to reduce straw purchasing, requiring gun registration…”

Count on the DSM to give them all kinds of free advertising masked as “news” while deliberately ignoring opinions that differ. Between that and their propaganda operations enjoying taxpayer-funded loans due to COVID-19, the gun-grabbers appear to be riding high.

Don’t tell them that defective vehicles have a way of breaking down when you least expect it.


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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uncle dudley
uncle dudley
22 days ago

The name Gifford’s gun violence prevention organization is wrong, it’s more like Gifford’s gun grabbing organization.
She was shot by a lunatic with a handgun and now she doesn’t want anyone to be able to own a gun, the gun didn’t shoot her, the nut that had control of it did.
As long as the media keeps reporting every shooting in the country it only emboldens these anti-gunners.

Larry
Larry
22 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Gun laws — all obeyed to the letter — didn’t keep the guns out of the hands of the psycho who shot her… they just kept guns out the hands of her 100% clean-record astronaut “hero” husband on three subsequent occasions.

Even when they personally experience the problems we fear, they entirely fail to learn and continue to call us paranoid.

JPM
JPM
19 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Gifford is as brain-damaged as Jim Brady was and just as easily manipulated by her spouse for just the same reasons; personal fame, wealth and power. Anyone who would take advantage of a brain damaged person and use them like Mark Kelly does or Sarah Brady did are scum incarnate.

JPM
JPM
22 days ago

Mark Kelly, Gifford’s string-pulling husband and puppet master (a la Sarah Brady) is running for Senate here in Arizona and given the number of sheep here (overwhelmingly Democrats identified by cloth masks & bandanas), I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s elected. After all, Arizona sent the 2 biggest (lowest) RINOs to the Senate for years (John “turncoat” McCain and Jeff “Mormon Crook” Flake). The only reasons they still aren’t in office is death and fear of prosecution, now it appears they will have a suitable replacement.

gregs
gregs
22 days ago

yea, there won’t be any pictures of the “huge” crowds like some previous rallies. they are able to say how many people attend with no validation. kind of like “a majority of people in America want universal background checks”. citation please. leftists are incapable of telling the truth, they are delusional or really stupid, and i don’t think they are stupid. they simply ignore the facts and run their lives with their feelings. a law-abiding citizen protecting themselves and shooting an armed criminal is not gun violence, it is stopping criminal violence. gun violence is criminals harming others while in… Read more »

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
23 days ago

So they are hiding from us?

I can’t imagine why. My mom makes the best chicken burgers ever.

Last edited 23 days ago by GUNFUN