7/08/2013

Former President George H.W. Bush meets with Gabrielle Giffords about gun control

Presumably George H.W. Bush met with Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband Mark Kelly because he thinks that they are pushing the right issue (I have tried to explain why that isn't the case here).  Bush's meeting them sure helps get them publicity when they are on their seven state tour.   That is too bad because despite the obvious appeal of the regulations, they are actually counter productive.  From The Hill newspaper:
. . . Giffords spokeswoman Pia Carusone told ABC they had lunch at Bush’s home in Kennebunkport, Maine.  
Giffords and Kelly are in the midst of a seven-state bus tour to push lawmakers to enact tougher background checks on firearm purchases. The tour is targeting states home to senators who voted against a bipartisan background check bill in April She also is meeting with families of victims of the mass shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School. 
Giffords last met with former President Bush and his wife Barbara Bush in Houston where she was recovering from the serious injuries she suffered after she was shot in the head during a constituent event in Tucson, Ariz. two years ago. Those injuries forced her to step down from Congress. 
Giffords has become a vocal advocate for tougher gun control laws, forming the PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions, which she hopes will be a counterweight to the National Rifle Association. . . .

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