Giffords didn’t help gun control debate

TumwaterFebruary 13, 2013 

The use and introduction of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords in the U.S. Senate debate on gun control on Jan. 30 was unnecessary, and, in my humble opinion, did not help the Obama Administration or gun control advocates in regard to bringing a logical and reasonable argument to the debate.

It is incredible and borderline miraculous that Giffords has been able to defy multiple medical odds and successfully recover from the horrific event. The shooter took advantage of his Second Amendment right to own a weapon, and because of his actions that day, cost the lives of multiple citizens, also putting Rep. Giffords’ life in critical condition.

It is important to note, however, that as Congress moves forward with this argument of gun control, they are reminded that previous alumni more than 200 years ago convened in Philadelphia for almost four months to prepare a blueprint that is known as the United States Constitution.

Moving forward, it is critical the elected representatives of this free nation be reminded that when debating the foundational idea of gun control, they maintain a mindset in which their approach to the issue is logical and reasonable, which is precisely the way our nation was founded.

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