Giffords Opens Florida Office, Backs Anti-Gun Extremist Candidates

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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Gabby Giffords is taking aim at the Gunshine State. In a press release issued this week, she announced the creation of Giffords Florida, which she described as “a new initiative dedicated to supporting candidates for local, state, and federal office in the Sunshine State who have the courage to fight gun violence.”

According to the release, this is Giffords “first and only state-specific political initiative,” as well as the “largest bilingual gun safety political program focused entirely on Florida.”

Giffords, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., has more than $5 million in assets. Their law center, located in San Francisco, has more than $10 million.

Giffords bankrolled their new Florida office with $1 million, which they say they will spend on “endorsing candidates with strong records on gun safety, helping get out the vote for gun safety candidates, conducting research about Floridians’ views on gun violence prevention measures.”

Much of their efforts and money will be spent in Miami-Dade, promoting a slate of anti-gun candidates Giffords calls its “gun safety champions.”

Giffords endorsed Democrat Janelle Perez for Florida’s Senate District 38, which consists of part of Miami-Dade county.

According to her website, Perez, a political newcomer, holds extreme anti-gun views, including the licensing of gun owners.

“Much like driving a car requires a license, Janelle supports license requirements for owning a gun to keep our community safe,” her website states. It does not draw a distinction between owning a firearm, which is a constitutional right, and operating a motor vehicle, which is not.

Perez also supports a ban on “military-style assault rifles,” increased background checks “for every gun sold in the state of Florida,” and a ban on “modifications that increase the rate of fire.”

In a written statement, Perez does not appear to know the difference between constitutional carry, which Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican-dominated state legislature support, and open carry.

“Our Governor and radical Republicans in the state Legislature have committed to passing open carry next year – putting our children, our community, and our future at risk for preventable gun violence,” Perez said in statement. “When elected to the Florida Senate, I vow to fight for the kind of responsible, commonsense gun safety measures supported by the majority of Americans that protect us all.”

Giffords Florida steering committee consists of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, State Rep. Anna V. Eskamani, State Rep. Christine Hunschofsky and others. The committee is chaired by former Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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Wass

Don’t you love it when gun control advocates talk, “gun safety”? I’d love to meet up with one and ask, “could you tell me the four principles of gun safety”? “Okay, what about one”?

musicman44mag

It’s time that we use our vote and our wallets to combat the anti-gunners. We need to protest in front of her new building just like the left does our justices and Pro Life Pregnancy Centers.

Wass

Bad idea. They’re very media savvy and will turn it against you. Better just to rally 2A supporters and persuade those uninformed.

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Wild Bill

I don’t know. Certain groups of people in the US riot, loot, and burn down big parts of cities, and those actions bring them political power all out of proportion to their actual numbers.

musicman44mag

Yep, you got it. I will not be intimidated or defeated today, tomorrow or ever.

USMC0351Grunt

But use those tactics on the opposition and see what happens.

musicman44mag

That is like giving into their threats. If we don’t protest, then we have no voice and those who protest the most and are the loudest win. If you don’t protest it is taken as if no one cares and since when hasn’t the left media not turned anything against conservatives. Our own Liar and Thief uncle kamalatoe joe obiden said yesterday that the ultimate MAGA people are a threat to the USA and representative of semi-fascism. With that being said by him, who cares what other lies they can pile on. To not protest is being defeated. To not… Read more »

musicman44mag

Humm. I haven’t heard anything and I searched it and didn’t find out anything either. Right now 80 percenters are not against the law as far as I know but who knows what obidens team is working on.

Seems that anything they can do to take away arms is what their goal is.

Oldvet

Just wait until the irs gets their 87K new employees !

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt

80% receivers and many other parts and firearms have gone into BAN on 24 August. Worse than the Clinton era assault weapons ban. Lawsuits are popping up and pending across the U.S. Especially after NYRPA v. Bruen

swmft

let us hope one will get to scotus that shuts down atf fo good

USMC0351Grunt
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Oldvet

USGrunt … I’m picking up chatter that RifleRemedy 2000 may be a fishing type of sting setup . Any thoughts ?

Wild Bill

FBI … created by a memo, and can be ended by a memo.

Wild Bill

News to me. Sounds like drag queens and ATIFA are marrying up.

Wild Bill

Sounds like the ANTIFA brown shirts have discovered the value of an AR.

Oldvet

WB… Like I have been saying antifags enforcement arm of socialist communist demo left wing party ! police stand down when ever they show up . ie (portland)

Ope

Oldvet, it looks like Proud Boys were kicking a lot of ass until law enforcement came into save antifa scum.

Wild Bill

Yes, if we could send every Law Enforcement Officer, state and federal, to a month long conference, all at the same time, we could solve 99 percent of this country’s problems before any of them got back.

Ope

Bill, I never thought about it that way but the country would be in great shape by the time LE returned from that conference.

Oldvet

Ope … Notice I read called it antifa milita there’s that double standard again . If it had been proud boys milita it would have been J6 all over again .

Ope

Oldvet, you’re absolutely right about that.

Mystic Wolf

Check with GUNS & AMMO he will have that info before lunchtime.

Hazcat

What building? What office? I don’t see an address or any way to contact this ‘outreach’ program (phone or email) in this article or the press release.

musicman44mag

I don’t know why the author did not post the information but I am sure that can be found if you search it.

Ledesma

This is why she went so light on the lunatic that put a round through her skull. Because she was saving all the revenge for us!

Ope

Janelle Perez looks about 12 years old and is a cancer surviving lesbian from Cuuba.she needs to head back south about 90miles.

Wild Bill

That is funny!!

hippybiker

You would think after escaping Cuba and Communism, this wretch would know better!
All the miscreants want to do is F*ck up my adopted State! Hey Gabby you stupid Vegetable! We like OUR State the way it is!

gregs

it’s about 90 miles from key west to cuba, miami is another 160 miles north of key west.

nrringlee

Isn’t it amazing that Gabby and her carpet bagger hubby, Mark Kelly avoid Arizona like the plague. Gabby has her “law center” in DC and offices in San Francisco and now in Florida. Mark needs to go on unemployment after Nov 22. Maybe they will finally pack up and move to California where they will feel more comfortable, Or DC. Or NY where they will be closer to their source of cash from the Bloomberg machine.

Mystic Wolf

Do not ever send those swamp monsters to cali we have more than enough of those creatures here send them to north korea where they will be much happier in that environment.

RAS

Right across the street from Pro-gun office. Yeah right! We better get more organized and active or gun ownership will be just a fond memory.

USMC0351Grunt

HS!

USMC0351Grunt

GABBY! Unles you are in Florida to house the homeless Veterans or to create a miracle breakthrough for MS, get your 5gn6rant ass the hell OUT of Florida! We already have a liberal RAT and HE has been entertaining children for decades!

hippybiker

Giffords! The perfect example of a worthless Carpet Bagger and busybody!

buzzsaw

From Ms. Perez’s website: “The daughter of Cuban exiles, Janelle Perez is a wife and mother at the forefront of the fight for equality.” And: “Janelle will defend the Second Amendment. Law-abiding citizens should have access to firearms for sport and self defense, but she believes that we need to address the consistent gun violence in Florida now. Janelle supports a ban on military-style assault rifles, increased background checks for every gun sold in the state of Florida, and a ban on modifications that increase the rate of fire. Much like driving a car requires a license, Janelle supports license… Read more »

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Mystic Wolf

You notice that every person that was mentioned is a SATAN WORSHIPPING DEMONCRAT, again these DEMONcrats only have one thing on that micro sized brain they have and tha t is to DISARM THE CITIZENS xo that a satanic agenda can be ramrodded down our collective throats. The problem is the DEMONcrats never talk about their favored people the criminals and gangs. The more violent thugs that are out there the happier the DEMONcrats are, they just do not want the people defending themselves when the time comes

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DDS

… conducting research about Floridians’ views on gun violence prevention measures.” OK, Gabby. Here’s the view of one Miami-Dade resident when it comes to what has been re-branded as “gun violence prevention measures.” And it will cost you far less than $1m. You would get far more respect from us if you told Frank Luntz to take a hike and went back to speaking plain English. What you’re after is GUN CONTROL. Show some backbone and call it what it is. Save your money and go back home. The most anti-gun politician in Miami-Dade history ,Alex Pinelas, lost the mayor’s… Read more »

swmft

giffords needs to be lobotomized, about the only thing that will fix her warped mind

gregs

she sure does click many of the progressive boxes. lgbtqwertyuiop+, cuban immigrant (whose family runs a medicare hmo business, miami is #1 in medicare fraud in the US), claims she is the only one who knows the plight of floridians, claims our governor and legislature are waging culture war (psychologic projection), teacher/public school supporter, against constitutional carry, claims she is a moderate democrat, vilifying our governor, in addition to what lee wrote about. she will be representing the richey rich parts of miami-dade county where the elitist snobs live. probably has only driven past the other parts of the county… Read more »

swmft

capitol of medicare/medicaid fraud running a crook to protect their own…sounds about right castro sent the worst thank you jimmy the smiling peanut idiot