Arizona needs more gun control like Chicago needs fewer cops. Someone forgot to tell Gabby Giffords (pictured above) though. She and her former astronaut husband have set up a new gun control front group in the Grand Canyon State. The newly christened Arizona Coalition for Common Sense will advocate for more racist, classist and sexist gun control laws. Oh yeah, and to try to raise money to further their mission of civilian disarmament.
The AZFamily.com website published a story that gushed over the supposedly “bipartisan” makeup of the new group. Laughably its purported mission will include protecting law-abiding Americans’ gun rights. If you believe that, then Mark Kelly has a few moon rocks he’d like to sell you.
That’s not all. Once more, Giffords and her friends trot out their dubious claim that, “92% Of Americans Support Criminal Background Checks For All Gun Sales.” Really? If so, then why did the “Universal Background Check” referendum fail to reach 50% of votes in the general election in Maine last year? And that was with former nanny-stater Michael Bloomberg and friends throwing in millions of dollars in support of the failed referendum.
Giffords’ promotional material also conveniently omitts the fact that her attacker passed a background check to purchase the gun used to shoot her. Must have been an oversight.
Let’s not mince words. Universal background checks mean an end to private transfers of firearms without government permission and record-keeping. In the Giffords/Kelly book, that’s not a bug, it’s a feature.