Gabrielle Giffords Loves Her Some AR-15 Rifle!

Well…  Not really.  

Apparently, Gabby Giffords’ Chief of Staff, Pia Carusone, thought that if Gabby wanted to win over Arizonians in 2010 as a DemonRat, she needed to look tough, so, they did a photoshoot with Gabby holding an AR-15:

Gabby Giffords and AR-14 gun

Can you say, “Natural Born Liars?” 

Interesting thing is, when it’s a DemonRat holding an AR-15, they’re hailed by the Lame Stream Media as “tough on crime.”  But, when it’s a Republican holding an AR-15, they’re hailed as “Right Wing Nutjobs.”

Funny how that works…

By the way, Gabby’s Chief of Staff, Pia Carusone is now working for Janet Nappylatino over at DHS as the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs.   Maybe she could do a makeover for Nappylatino; have her holding an AR-15 in one hand and an American Patriot Beer in the other…

P.S. – It’s been a rather busy week around our house.  And, as is usually the case when that happens, I haven’t had much time to do website maintenance.   I apologize for the tardiness in approving several of our valued readers’ comments that were stuck in the Awaiting Moderation Queue.  I think I’ve got them all, but if I’ve missed any, please let me know about it.




Mark Kelly’s campaign against “assault weapons” such as the AR-15 rifle has sparked a local backlash. On March 13, a Tucson, Arizona radio host published a photograph of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords holding an AR-15 rifle at a gun range. Giffords has since confirmed that the photograph is authentic.

James T. Harris, blogging at the website of “101.4 FM The Truth,” wrote:

What is wrong with this picture? Absolutely nothing, and prior to the aggressive progressive opportunistic fear mongering in the wake of Sandy Hook, this picture would have raised no eyebrows and garnered little public attention.

However, in response to the exploitative political scheming of Mark Kelly, persons connected to Congresswoman Giffords released this photo in response to what they perceived to be her husband’s hypocrisy.

Subsequently, Breitbart News confirmed the authenticity of the image through law enforcement sources in Arizona, and obtained a copy of the photograph from a source who requested anonymity.

The latter source was present when the photograph was taken, and said that Giffords had requested it for campaign purposes during October 2010.

According to the source, the image sent to Breitbart News was cropped to protect the identity of the person on the right-hand side of the original photograph (to Giffords’s left).

The source, who is a member of the law enforcement community, told Breitbart News:

“We were told she wanted to toughen her image. She asked to come out and she wanted to shoot a rifle. She had one of our guys out there to show her how to shoot an AR-15.”

In January 2011, Giffords suffered near-fatal wounds in a mass shooting while meeting with constituents in Tucson. The perpetrator used a 9mm Glock 19 semi-automatic pistol.

Giffords and husband Mark Kelly have since formed an organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, to press for policy changes such as limiting the sale of “assault weapons, ” including the AR-15.

Breitbart News reported last week that Kelly attempted to purchase an AR-15 from a gun store in Tucson earlier this month.

Likewise, the AR-15 that Giffords is shown holding in the image is a standard, semi-automatic civilian weapon, according to the source who saw it being taken.

The source saw a campaign official take the photograph, which was later provided to law enforcement personnel as a courtesy, according to the source.

The source says the existence of the photograph has been known in the local law enforcement community for a while: “I’m not the only one who knows about this photo.”
Multiple law enforcement sources in Arizona told Breitbart News that Mark Kelly’s campaign against “assault weapons” has generated resentment within the law enforcement community–and a desire that the photograph be made public.

The source who witnessed the photograph put it this way:

“Giffords and Kelly came across with a different demeanor in 2010. To me, it seems like they’ve done a complete 180 because of what happened. And with the latest controversy–with Mark Kelly doing what he did with the AR-15 stunt–this photo needs to be put out.”

While Kelly declined to comment, Americans for Responsible Solutions spokesperson Jen Bluestein told Breitbart News: “Looks like the photo is cropped.”
Bluestein noted that there are “many images of Gabrielle Giffords with guns,” though she said she had not seen the image of the AR-15 before.

At 1:14 p.m. PDT, Giffords posted two images on her Facebook page with the following statement:

Here are two photos of me that a conservative blog has dug up. I remember both of these days fondly. The first is at the Tucson Police Department firing range. They invited me to test rifles and tasers that they bought with federal funds, which I helped secure. The second was in Afghanistan while I was visiting with our troops serving abroad. My work as Southern Arizona’s Congresswoman frequently put me in close contact with some of the world’s most powerful and deadly weapons – supporting police departments, advocating for the Border Patrol, standing up for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and supporting my constituents’ and my own Second Amendment rights.

I grew up with guns, and I like owning them. So does my husband Mark. It’s an interest we’ve shared ever since we met. It’s part of my heritage as an Arizonan and it’s my right as an American. Being able to shoot a gun is something I haven’t been able to do since I was shot – because my right arm is paralyzed, and I’m less mobile than I was.
As I member of the House Armed Services Committee, I proudly spent a lot of time with our military, border patrol and state and local law enforcement. I guess the intention of those who have publicized these photos is to somehow call into question my belief that military style assault weapons should be more strongly regulated with background checks and other safeguards. I have never wavered in my support for those who serve our country. I fought to make sure they have the weapons and safety gear needed to carry out their mission, and proper health and mental care when their service ends.

Both sides of the gun violence debate usually miss the point. We don’t have to choose between owning, using, and enjoying guns, on one hand, and preventing gun violence, on the other. Both sides need to come together to support commonsense solutions to gun violence, like keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people like the young man who shot me. That’s why I’m fighting this fight. That’s why I’m working to bring people together to support gun rights and reduce gun violence. I hope you join me.

Then why is your husband and his buddies in Congress singling out AR-15-type weapons as the culprits and NOT the nutjobs who fire them at people?  I eagerly await your answer to this obvious conundrum.

Josiah Cantrall and Joel B. Pollak contributed to this article.

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11 Comments on “Gabrielle Giffords Loves Her Some AR-15 Rifle!”

  1. tgusa Says:

    Mark probably has a lot of guilt that he will never be free of. He probably feels that in some ways he failed to protect his wife. I suspect that he isn’t operating with all of his faculties intact. That probably explains his lashing out at the vast majority of Americans who haven’t done anything at all trying to link us with mass murdering lunatics on legal drugs. I am sick and tired of the drat tagalong spouses horning in on the peoples business with their elected representatives. She married you Mark, not us.

  2. tgusa Says:

    I have noticed that as more women enter into public service the rest of us are increasingly treated as if we were children. I’m very tired of that. If you cannot handle the heat of a grown up world then get back into the kitchen.

    • I tried to explain to my wife that I think Sparta had the right idea about politics; The husbands would talk politics with their wives, whereupon they would come to a conclusion about an issue, then the husbands would go to the ALL MALE Assembly and cast their vote!

      Simple but effective!

      Seems to me that America used to have that kind of voting, too…

      Of course, my wife wasn’t having any of it, and I’m pretty sure I lost that debate with her based upon the “none for you, tonight” tone of her voice!

      By the way, the Athenians thought the Spartans were crazy to even ask a woman her opinion—they preferred their women uneducated, pregnant, and in the kitchen! So much for that Golden Age of Enlightenment under Pericles every one keeps trumpeting, eh?!


      • tgusa Says:

        Yep that’s the problem. Not all women behave this way, it is exclusively leftists. Has to be something to do with husbands they can’t trust or that have left them alone and without children. They need something to mother, this could be instinctive, you never know./s
        The problem is that leftists have women thinking they have to stick together as females, it hubby’s fault for bringing it up! These women have been given all the rights and responsibilities that men have it is about time they begin defending them in a liberty or death sort of manner just like us men have doing from the beginning. It is up to them, you see, now that women have been given all those rights and responsibilities we have to adjust and treat them as if they were, well, different and not as strong or resilient as men.

        I always tell the ladies around me, you have more rights than all the women of all the countries of the world so don’t complain. I say, you can start complaining if or when I start thinking like the majority of men around the globe. Because then you will indeed be in trouble. If I start to go all international man well then you do have a problem.

        Now, I think I will go watch Gladiator on Netflix DVD.

  3. Leatherneck Says:

    Janet at DHS will have her box of toys locked up, and cleaned. But, she will allow millions of illegal aliens into these United States to help change facts on the ground for a North American Union.

    Toy box secure. Border open. I smell a CFR globalist.

  4. myfoxmystere Says:

    Go figure a bunch of moonbats will drool over their libbies when they do something that helps their own image, but when conservatives do the same sane thing, they dump in their Depends.

  5. tgusa Says:

    If you were a DC politician and you were witness (accessory) to an undemocratic cultural shift in certain regions towards a constituency that has a long and documented history of murdering their political rivals you too would want to ban weapons in America. Communism is cannibalistic, eventually they eat each other. Elimination politics is what communists practice and therefore after a number of years, countries gone communist see a deterioration in just about every aspect of human existence. They literally kill each other off. Latin America over the last half a century is a great example of communists in action. They can’t make up their minds what they want so for awhile they have this guy and its his turn to eliminate his rivals but tomorrow it will be that guys turn and he will eliminate his particular set of rivals. Its my turn, ok, now its my turn, and on and on until well you can see the result.

    IMO, the DC pols asked for it and are actually asking for more of it right now so they should just suck it up, take one for the team so to speak. Progressive progress is a bloody ordeal so get used to it. In the near future political murder, especially among democrats, will probably become rather routine.

    But keep your eye on us ya dummies!

    We the people didn’t build that!

    • Big Frank Says:

      I agree, these bozo Socialists (i.e. communists) have very short memories. They are lame when it comes to the subject of the inner workings of despotic regimes of famous dictators. Faithful and loyal ‘party’ members were purged, eliminated, confined to a mental institution or just discarded. Uncle Joe Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Hitler, Castro, Pinochet, Tito, etc. etc.. The list is endless.

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