Select Page

3 Republicans join Pelosi at ceremony with Gabby Giffords

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly loses her train of thought during a March 8, 2018 press conference (Photo: Screenshot/C-SPAN)

Gun-control advocate Gabby Giffords attended a ceremony Tuesday in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a bill that would criminalize private gun sales.

The legislation is titled H.R. 8 to honor the former congresswoman Giffords, who survived a shooting eight years ago, Jan. 8, 2011, Breitbart News reported.

Pelosi issued a tweet saying, “It is truly blessing to have former Rep. @GabbyGiffords join us to introduce #HR8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, eight years after the Tucson shooting.”

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., joined Pelosi in introducing the bill.

They were accompanied by three Republicans: Reps. Peter King of New York, Brian Mast of Florida and Chris Smith of New Jersey.

Thompson tweeted an ABC News report explaining the bill expands background checks to cover non-retail gun sales.

Breitbart pointed out, however, that the legislation would not have prevented the attack on Giffords. Her attacker passed a background check to acquire the handgun he used.



Copyright © 2013 - 2019 West Wave Publishing, LTD