Originally Posted by dbarabians
Of course regal charm the NRA will not use this so called "publicity stunt" to their advantage.
The Giffords are reminded every waking moment of why we need to control access to certain firearms and why certain people should never have access to a gun.
Seems like gun advocates are now blaming the victim to discredit any one that might pose a threat to their agenda. Giffords wife is a walking talking testament to the need for reform and the american public might just see the reason behind new reforms. Reforms I might add that do not deny anyone the right to own a firearm that legally should. Shalom
Laws are already in place to stop the criminals and mentally ill
and the gun used in this shooting was a handgun. Some commentaters even went so far as to blame Palin and her PAC for the shooting.
Nothing like jumping to conclusions is there. And the SPLC listing
The Tea Party on their lists of terrorists organizations probably had
Something to do with that.
Loughner was found by a federal judge to be incompetent to stand trial
based on two medical evaluations
, which diagnosed him with paranoid schizophrenia
Judged still incompetent to stand trial on May 25, finally on August 7, Loughner had a hearing at which he was judged competent. He pleaded guilty to 19 counts, and in November 2012 was sentenced to life in prison.
This is a blame the gun and not the sick criminal for the crime.