Smear of Pro-Gun Candidate Backfires
by Robert Janicki
A person is shot and killed by a criminal, who was illegally in possession of a gun. What happens next? It's as certain as the sun rising in the east tomorrow, the next day and forevermore.
Liberals will cry out for more gun controls on law abiding gun buyers and owners. They figuratively wave the bloody shirt of the victim/s and loudly proclaim that all who oppose further gun control are somehow knuckle dragging Neanderthals responsible for a criminal's use of an already illegally acquired gun. It's the same crap just warmed over every time a gun is used illegally. Somehow, liberals believe that such ridiculous logic will actually sway people to demand more gun control and they may be right, considering they are appealing to the cognitively challenged, not to mention all the illegally registered voters they have signed up.
Here's the latest liberal smear of a Republican congressional candidate in Arizona that went very badly for liberals.
"On September 17 ... Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)--the gun control group founded by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly--was running an ad attacking GOP Congressional candidate Martha McSally for defending the Second Amendment..." (breitbart)
Guess what tactic Giffords used to attack Martha McSally. You got it. Bring out the figurative bloody shirts of the two victims and try to paint McSally as the cause for the victim's death, because McSally doesn't support radical reactionary gun control over law-abiding gun owners. Here's what happened to Giffords shameless smear of McSally. Hint: a major backfire and blowback on Giffords.
"On September 19 the Arizona Republic condemned the ad, saying it "waves the bloody shirt" by taking "the tragic death of two innocents" and trying to lay them at McSally's feet. The Republic says the ad's "base and vile" approach is hurting Giffords' image while leaving McSally untouched.
The Republic says the ad is "more than Hardball politics," it's the "[exploitation] of a family's tragedy to score cheap political points...." (breitbart)
The blowback on Giffords and Representative Ron Barber, the Democrat that Giffords supports, could not have been more deserved. With talent like this, Giffords needs to go out and support more Democrats with her warped view on further gun control and diminishing the 2nd Amendment and the individual's right to own firearms. .