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Sat Jan 30, 2016, 05:43 PM

Standing With Gabby Giffords, Clinton asks Iowans to make guns a voting issue

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)Hillary Clinton urged voters Saturday to make gun control a key issue in the Iowa caucuses, pledging to take on the issue at an event where former Rep. Gabby Giffords endorsed the former secretary of state.

Giffords, the Arizona Democrat who was shot in the head during an appearance in front of a Tucson supermarket in 2011, called Clinton a "tough" and "courageous" candidate and pledged her support because Clinton "will stand up to the gun lobby."

"Speaking is hard for me," Giffords said, a nod to the fact that she is still recovering from the near-fatal shooting. "But in January 2017, I want to see these words, 'Madame President.'"

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/30/politics/hillary-clinton-gabby-giffords-gun-violence-iowa/index.html

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Reply Standing With Gabby Giffords, Clinton asks Iowans to make guns a voting issue (Original post)
wyldwolf Jan 2016 OP
pandr32 Jan 2016 #1
stonecutter357 Jan 2016 #2
pipoman Jan 2016 #3
restorefreedom Jan 2016 #4
pipoman Jan 2016 #7
restorefreedom Jan 2016 #10
pipoman Jan 2016 #14
restorefreedom Jan 2016 #15
Thinkingabout Jan 2016 #5
libdem4life Jan 2016 #6
jfern Jan 2016 #12
libdem4life Jan 2016 #13
libdem4life Jan 2016 #8
Duckhunter935 Jan 2016 #9
restorefreedom Jan 2016 #11

Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 05:47 PM

1. Gabby Giffords is a real survivor

She is working hard to make sure that sensible gun reform happens, and standing up for Hillary Clinton who she has endorsed for the White House.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 05:52 PM

2. K&R!

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 05:55 PM

3. In IA?....

 

Just another bit of proof she has poor judgement....

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 05:56 PM

4. it might be a voting issue in the ge

but not in the primary, since all dems are for sensible gun legislation.

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Response to restorefreedom (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 06:03 PM

7. No, the ambiguous "sensible gun legislation" isn't universal....

 

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Response to pipoman (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 06:10 PM

10. between d and r, i agree

but there is almost no daylight between the dems positions on background checks, ammo, assault weapons, etc.

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Response to restorefreedom (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 06:19 PM

14. I think Bernie is just more understanding of the constitutional limitations

 

Or at least willing to admit them and not waste his time pursuing redundant impossible nonsense constantly pretended possible by other candidates....

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Response to pipoman (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 06:43 PM

15. hard to imagine guns being much of an issue on the dem side

his very slight difference might be uncomfortable for very strong advocates, but i haven't seen anyone say its a deal breaker. a d- from nra is pretty good, from a safety advocacy perspective. and yes, he is used to being around people with guns who aren't killing each other, so his perspective reflects that imo

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 05:58 PM

5. Gabby is a strong soldier working to keep sensible gun issues on the forefront.

I am happy to see her standing with Hillary.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 05:59 PM

6. Why do I seldom hear it repeated from the Horses Arse...The NRA...they gave him a D-

 

In my school days, that was just a Hail Mary away from Failing.

Please Bernie, just answer with that.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 06:11 PM

12. And every other governor or member of congress from VT for the last 25 years

had at least a C rating. If people are thinking of a pro-gun Presidential candidate from Vermont, that's Dean, who has an A rating, and endorsed Hillary.

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Response to jfern (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 06:13 PM

13. Oh my, it's worse than I thought. No wonder they are chomping at the political bit.

 

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 06:05 PM

8. Take the "gun issue" a bit further...how many guns were used in Iraq? In Afghanistan?

 

Hillary voted for All Those Guns to be manufactured and sent with our young folk off to war. Not to mention All The Guns that the MIC perhaps "accidentally" sold to the other side.

Bernie, OTOH, is a near pacifist, except for his rural hunting gun state. It's not like it's Chicago or LA or Dallas. And yes, as he moves on to the national stage, he has to take national needs into account. . When you are a Senator, you advocate for your voters. Where's the crime here?

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 06:07 PM

9. Yep, that will work in rural Iowa

 

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 06:11 PM

11. let her take it to nh and vermont.

i am sure it will be popular there too. oh and nevada, a nice gun free western state......

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