Gabby Giffords Reacts to Florida Shooting, Pushes ‘Peace and Safety’ Through Gun Control

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 2: Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., turns to shake her fist at the Capitol as her husband retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly looks on during their news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, to respond to last nights tragic mass shooting …
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Gabby Giffords took to Twitter in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting to push “peace and safety” through gun control.

Giffords tweeted:

She added:

She missed the fact that we have law upon law covering firearm sales, laws against murder, laws against guns at school, and additional rules, regulations, and laws that vary state by state or school district by school district.

For example, Broward County Public Schools have a no weapons policy that bans:

  • Billy clubs
  • Brass knuckles and/or metallic knuckles includes, but is not limited to, any device or instrument made of metal or other materials, designed to fit around the knuckles/fingers
  • Chemical weapons or devices with the capacity to hold more than 2 ounces of the chemical
  • Dirks
  • Electric weapon or device including, but not limited to, stun guns and taser guns
  • Explosive propellants or destructive devices (operable or inoperable)
  • Firearms, (whether operable or inoperable, loaded or unloaded) including, but not limited to, hand gun, zip gun, pistol, rifle, shotgun, and starter gun
  • Flare guns
  • Ice pick
  • Knives – Any knife that may inflict harm on another person, or could be used to intimidate/threaten another person, including, but not limited to, fixed blade knives, regardless of size, switch blade knives, razor blades, or box cutters, but excluding blunt-bladed table knives and common pocket knives
  • Slungshot – is a striking weapon consisting of weight or other hard object affixed on a flexible handle or strap
  • Tear gas

The weapons ban covers other actual and would-be weapons as well, but the point is clear — there are already myriad laws and regulations on the books, and criminals do not read them or follow them. And they would not read or follow a new weapons law, were it to be passed.

On January 8, 2011, Gabby Giffords was viciously attacked by a man armed with a handgun he acquired via a background check. Since that time, she has been dedicated to pushing for a new law requiring that every would-be gun owner pass a background check.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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