Gabby Giffords Visits Chris Christie to Push Firearm Confiscation Laws

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

On March 18, gun control proponent Gabby Giffords met with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) to discuss new firearm confiscation laws for the state.

In August, Breitbart News reported that Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)—the gun control group founded by Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly—began pushing temporary confiscation as part of its bid to find something that would resonate with the American people and give the group some traction.

At that time, the Arizona Republic reported that ARS was pushing for “Gun Violence Restraining Orders” which would “authorize law enforcement to remove access to guns, with court oversight and plenty of protections to prevent abuse of this authority.” They also wanted a prohibition barring “persons involuntarily hospitalized [from] purchasing or possessing firearms.”

So on March 18, Giffords was in New Jersey to discuss Democrat proposals for expanding gun prohibitions on firearm possession so that it not only covers those who are guilty of domestic violence, but also those who might be under a restraining order while awaiting trial for domestic violence.

According to MSNBC, the proposals to ban firearm possession include confiscation by mandating the “surrender” of firearms for those guilty of domestic violence or “if a domestic violence restraining order is in effect.”

Gov. Christie met with Giffords behind closed doors, and his office did not reveal specifics of their conversation.

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