Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group Sues to Find Ties Between Trump Administration and NRA

In this March 4, 2015 file photo, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington about bipartisan legislation on gun safety. The gun safety group founded by former congresswoman Giffords has recruited an unlikely ally: a group of former high-level military officials. The political action committee …
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Gabby Giffords’ gun control group is suing the Trump Administration, seeking documents it alleges could show the NRA has influence over President Trump’s gun policy decisions.

The suit was filed Tuesday by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

According to HuffPo, Giffords Law Center claims it has repeatedly asked Trump’s ATF for information via Freedom of Information Act requests, but has received none.

Giffords’ group is casting a large net, seeking “records relating to Trump administration policies on concealed carry reciprocity, gun silencers, bump stocks and assault weapon exports; evidence that Donald Trump Jr. improperly lobbied on behalf of gun manufacturing companies; communications between gun lobbying groups and senior administration officials following last month’s mass shooting in Las Vegas; and attempts by the NRA to review bump stock regulations in coordination with ATF.”

HuffPo suggested the Trump administration’s response to the October 1 Las Vegas “[sounded] a lot like the NRA’s talking points after mass shootings.” In making this point, the HuffPo overlooked the fact that President Trump and his Counselor, Kellyanne Conway, in fact voiced opinions that were ran counter to NRA positions.

Giffords group has yet to file a suit to see how much political influence Michael Bloomberg achieved over Democrats via the $52.7 million he spent for gun control in 2014 alone.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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