Tag Archive: Gabrielle Giffords

Horrifying Video Shows The Moment Gabby Giffords’ Husband Stops His Daughter’s Bulldog Viciously Attacking A Sea Lion Which Later Died


” A horrifying video has emerged showing an American bulldog belonging to Gabby Giffords’ stepdaughter viciously attacking a baby sea lion on a California beach, eventually killing it.

The Arizona Democrat’s husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, is seen running to the bloody scene and shaking the fatally-injured animal from the dog’s jaws in the amateur video.

The attack happened on Saturday afternoon near the exclusive Goff Cove Beach in Laguna Beach where former Rep. Giffords, her husband and his daughter are staying, Laguna Beach police said.

Authorities told the Los Angeles Times that Kelly and his 18-year-old daughter, the dog’s owner, were walking along the beach when the animal spotted the sea lion and broke free from its leash.

A passerby, Nathan Straw, saw the attack unfold, recorded it on his mobile phone and later provided the video to the Times and KABC-TV.”










” Kelly responded that he went into the gun store with a plan to buy a .45, “and if we had the opportunity, to buy the AR-15 as well.” He said he didn’t “know the timing,” but he and his people “had a plan for when [they] were going to announce it on Facebook.”

Attention to this issue has been intense, because Kelly bought the AR-15 on March 5 but did not announce that he was turning it over to Tucson PD until three days later.

During the interview, Kelly criticized the AR-15 as a “deadly” weapon “designed for the military” – one which people can buy too easily. But it is unclear what it proves if Kelly, a man with an apparently immaculate record, does not trigger any red flags in a gun purchase background check.”







” Kelly reportedly bought the AR-15 and a 1911-style semi-automatic pistol at a gun store in Tucson, Arizona.

Breitbart News received a tip on this when Neil McCabe, editor of Guns & Patriots newsletter, contacted us on March 7 and said:

Mark E. Kelly, made purchases which included an AR-15–sometimes described as an “assault rifle”–at 3:30 pm on the afternoon of March 5 at Diamondback Police Supply, 170 S. Kolb Street, Tucson, AZ.

According to McCabe, witnesses to the purchases claimed Kelly purchased “high capacity” magazines as well.

On March 6, McCabe contacted Kelly’s gun control group–“Americans for Responsible Solutions”–and on March 8 they replied that his message had been passed on to colleagues who handle press requests. Breitbart News then began investigating the details surrounding the purchase, including visiting the gun store.

Suddenly, Kelly announced on his Facebook page that he was not going to keep the AR-15, which he has yet to pick up from the store.

Days after making the purchases, Kelly wrote on Facebook:

I just had a background check a few days ago when I went to my local gun store to buy a .45. As I was leaving, I noticed a used AR-15. Bought that too. Even to buy an assault weapon, the background check only takes a matter of minutes. I don’t have possession of it yet but I’ll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do.”









December 2012 Defensive Gun Use Report



DGU December 2012




” As always with the Defensive Gun Use Report, we go past gun statistics to show real word examples of everyday citizens using guns in self defense.

Some quick ground rules and limitations regarding what we do and do not cover in the report for those of you reading for the first time:

We can only cover stories the stories we find
Despite the fact that they happen every day, Defensive Gun Use stories are often hard to find. They typically get only local coverage, sometimes as little as a small blurb in the local paper. If you see a Defensive Gun Use story and would like to help make this report as comprehensive as possible, send it to us through the Contact Us form below, through Gmail (, or through Twitter or Facebook.

We only include clear cut self defense cases
Yes, we leave some stories off because they are ambiguous or simply don’t have enough information to call them defensive gun uses. It’s that whole, they barely get covered issue.

On to the report!

The past month has been marked with more gun news than any month in I can remember. From the Clackamas Mall Shooter in Portland, the gunman at the Mayan 14theater in San Antonio, and the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown to the push for gun control measures that have no bearing on these attacks it’s been quite the month.”




Homeland Security Has Advice For Confronting Mass Murders: Scissors






  The geniuses at DHS offer some survival tips should you find yourself in a mass shooting situation … of course they fail to take into account the fact that schools , long ago and at government dictat turned in their “assault scissors” only to replace them with the blunt-tipped ones so no one could get hurt …

   It would be laughable if the subject wasn’t so deadly serious .


” WASHINGTON — Is your workplace getting shot up by a crazed gunman?

No problem — just grab a pair of scissors and fight back!

That’s some of the helpful advice in a new instructional video from the Department of Homeland Security that was posted on the agency’s Web site just a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.”


   Complete with a how-to instructional video… 


” The video, titled “Options for Consideration,” also advises that people who get caught in an “active shooter” situation should run away, hide under a desk or take cover out of the line of fire.

The nearly four-minute-long video opens with chilling scenes from the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, and the 2011 attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords.

But the video quickly shifts to hokey footage of office workers scampering under desks, crouching in corners and racing into closets to hide from a rampaging gunman on the loose.

“To protect your hiding place, lock the door if you can. Block the door with heavy furniture,” recommends the male narrator, speaking in measured, authoritative tones.

Other survival strategies promoted in the video include hiding “behind large items such as cabinets or desks. Remain quiet. Silence your cellphone or pager. Even the vibration setting can give away a hiding position.” ”



   How many millions of taxpayer dollars were spent creating this monumental tribute to common sense ?

Is Gabby Giffords the New Jim Brady?





” On Tuesday, Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, launched their new gun-control campaign, Americans for Responsible Solutions, which will raise money and lobby on behalf of controlling gun violence. In announcing the group, and in the aftermath of the Connecticut shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead, Giffords simply told ABC News’s Diane Sawyer, “Enough.”

Her husband amplified her thoughts. “I’m hopeful that this time is different, and I think it is,” he said in an interview set to air on Tuesday night. “Twenty first-graders being murdered in their classrooms is a very personal thing for everybody.”

The clout and emotional appeal that Giffords carries, even two years after the shooting and despite a difficult recovery, is apparent. From her appearance at the Democratic National Convention in September to her statements at the trial of her would-be assassin, Jared Loughner, in November, she remains a powerful presence. ”



  Oh the left and their symbols . It is the only way they can manage to persuade anyone of their self-righteousness and have their way . Unfortunately for those of us who value reason as the desired standard of discourse the modern media age is tailor made for knee-jerk emotionalism .

  The Oprahfication of American society is well on it’s way to ruining us all . Whether it rears it’s ugly head as the current war on boys and boyhood , the steadily growing government-facilitated dependence on the State , the current predilection to medicate our children into zombie-hood or the fact that one can’t make a move in this current environment without being pummeled silly under the impact of lawyers , the legal profession and “the authorities”  in general , it all adds up to the same thing … the sissification of America in the name of ” progress”  and  a plea to the emotions and not the head . 

   If you want further proof of my insinuations look no further than the current political class and the bureaucrats riding their coattails . See any Andrew Jackson’s ? Any George Washington’s ? Any Teddy Roosevelt’s ? No , of course not . Why is that ? America in a few brief centuries has produced more great men and women than any nation would have a right to expect , but when did that species of American become extinct ?




Should , But Don’t

What Journalists Should Know About School Shootings And Guns




” In the coming days, journalists will have to provide clear-eyed context to help the nation come to terms with the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Without question this incident will once again spark heated debates over gun-control and school safety. Let’s step back to see what we need to know to cover those stories.

Schools are safe.  After days like this, it can be hard to remember that schools are usually the safest place for a child. School violence has been in a steep decline since 1990.

But even after the mass murder in Aurora, Colorado, and even after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, there was no increase in support for gun restrictions. Right after that shooting, Gallup found that Americans resist gun control mostly because they do not trust the government.

Gallup said, “Almost half of Americans say they perceive the federal government to be an ‘immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens,’ and this percentage is up in recent years.”

Look at this trend described by Gallup, which has been asking about gun control for years: “




The Facts about Mass Shootings




” Until the Newtown horror, the three worst K–12 school shootings ever had taken place in either Britain or Germany.

Almost all of the public-policy discussion about Newtown has focused on a debate over the need for more gun control. In reality, gun control in a country that already has 200 million privately owned firearms is likely to do little to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals. We would be better off debating two taboo subjects — the laws that make it difficult to control people with mental illness and the growing body of evidence that “gun-free” zones, which ban the carrying of firearms by law-abiding individuals, don’t work. ”

First, the mental-health issue. A lengthy study by Mother Jones magazine found that at least 38 of the 61 mass shooters in the past three decades “displayed signs of mental health problems prior to the killings.”

Gun-free zones have been the most popular response to previous mass killings. But many law-enforcement officials say they are actually counterproductive. “Guns are already banned in schools. That is why the shootings happen in schools. A school is a ‘helpless-victim zone,’”

Lott offers a final damning statistic: “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns.” “


Since our illustrious leaders have managed , by accident or intent , to erode virtually all respect once held for the official institutions of our government including but not limited to the executive , legislative and judicial branches , it appears they have in their sights the one  government entity that has managed to withstand this onslaught of degradation and maintain it’s place of respect in the hearts of most Americans .
   Yes , I refer to the military . We are now witnessing the subjugation of the military brass to the alter of Political Correctness . Gone are the days when we named our ships after fallen service people and people of major accomplishment . Now we settle for crime victim back benchers of no particular note other than victimhood and community organizers of the socialistic persuasion . Woe is We .

PS: And how sure are we the pointed end of the stick won’t be thrust on American citizens ?

San Diego, CA (AP) — The military
has christened its newest cargo-
ammunition ship for civil rights
leader and labor activist Cesar
Chavez, who served in the Navy
during World War II.