Gabby Giffords was shot in the head. I wish it had never happened. I’m thankful she survived. I’m thankful she’s alive. I’m glad the mentally defective animal that shot her was caught and will never be able to do this to anybody ever again.
But none of that has derailed her from being a typical the-ends-is-more-important-than-the-means lying sack-of-shit Liberal. Her and her space cadet husband both.
See how many different lies you can poke through just this short paragraph:
Right now, we have one system where responsible gun owners take a background check — my husband, Mark, took one just last month, and it took 5 minutes and 36 seconds. I remember waiting a lot longer than that for the subway to take me to my office when I lived in New York City! And then we have a second system for those who don’t want to take a background check. Those people — criminals, or people suffering from mental illness, like the young man who shot me — can buy as many guns as they want on the Internet or at a gun show, no questions asked.
Do you think Gabby knows she’s lying when she infers that Jared Loughner didn’t pass a background check to buy the gun he used to shoot her in the head? Or did the gunshot wound destroy that part of the brain that lets you know the difference between the truth and a lie?
You know what? I’ll just let Andy from Ace of Spades finish her off:
There are several lies here, in fact. Let’s dispense with the main one: Jared Loughner passed a background check, so STFU.
Now for the rest of her bullshit. First off, I was at a gun store last weekend and watched a guy wait a hell of a lot longer than 5 minutes for his “instant” background check to come back. It got flagged for further review, and he said this happens to him every time he buys a gun. There must be something in the database that’s not perfectly clean, unlike … say … the record of an astronaut and husband of a congressman, that keeps tripping it. He still didn’t have his gun when I left the store, but the owner and other customers got a good chuckle when I joked that adding every private transaction nationwide would obviously make this process more efficient.
And, for the millionth time, gun purchases “on the Internet” or “at a gun show” are subject to all federal and state laws governing the buyer and seller. Why aren’t they screaming about the “classified ad loophole”? It’s the same thing.