Gabrielle Giffords Speaks at Senate Gun Control Hearing

The gun debate rolls on, and the gun control advocates continue to use their pawns to advance their ideological agenda. Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who two years ago was shot during a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, launched the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Wednesday with a boisterous call for new gun regulations.

“Speaking is difficult but I need to say something important,” she said in a slow, deliberate voice to the dais of senators. “Violence is a big problem, too many children are dying, too many children. We must do something.¬†Americans are counting on you.”

Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, launched Americans for Responsible Solutions this month in order to support candidates who favor “responsible solutions to reduce gun violence.”

The hearing, which exposed major differences of opinion among legislators, gun control supporters and gun-rights groups, covered many of the topics being discussed as possible solutions to gun violence, including better monitoring of mental health, universal background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines.

This is nothing against Ms. Giffords. But she’s not invincible to scrutiny. Nor are the parents of the children who showcased their children as a backdrop for Obama’s executive-order fiesta.

I respect Giffords’ words, and I respect her ambition for her cause. But I can still disagree with her, and her colleagues’ widespread use of propagandic tools now being utilized to trample on the 2nd Amendment.

I’d love to see a group of pro-life lawmakers parade a group of children before a Senate hearing, saying, “If these children were aborted, well, uh, they wouldn’t be standing here right now!”