Gabby Giffords: ‘Police Violence Is Gun Violence’

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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Gun control proponent and former Democrat congresswoman Gabby Giffords told Variety magazine “police violence is gun violence.”

She said, “It’s been proven that high-profile incidents of police brutality also destroy the already strained relationship between law enforcement and communities of color, fueling devastating cycles of gun violence. We must commit to meaningful reform of harmful law enforcement practices and to funding proven community violence-intervention programs.”

Giffords equated “police violence” with “other types of gun homicides,” saying “Black Americans — especially Black men — are disproportionately affected.”

On January 25, 2021, Breitbart News reported another portion of Giffords’ Variety interview, wherein she stressed her goal for the new year is to see Hollywood writers and producers use their media platforms to push gun control.

She added:

Stories are important. Elected officials use them to help get their points across, and for centuries artists have used them to inspire, make us understand points of view different than our own and bring people together. Hollywood and the arts are vitally important to helping us through a period of isolation, bitterness and divisiveness.

Giffords and President Biden are longtime friends and she told Variety she was encouraged by Biden’s appearance at a 2019 Giffords/March for Our Lives gun control forum in Las Vegas.

She said she was excited by the new occupant of the White House, observing “Both Joe and Kamala made gun safety a central component of their campaigns during the primary, and I couldn’t be more excited to work with the White House on gun safety reform over these next four years.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa 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 at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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