Ooops. Looks like another misstep by the Giffords gun group. PeakNation™ may remember that former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was the victim of a shooting in her Congressional District in 2011, which was a horrific incident. Subsequently, she formed Giffords’ PAC and she and her husband, Mark Kelly, have traveled across the United States as a gun control advocate. Kelly even testified here in Colorado during the heated gun grab debates last legislative session.
Now, Giffords’ SuperPAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions, has run afoul of campaign finance laws. TheSuperPAC accepted over $15,000 in contributions from 501c3s, including the Bette Midler (remember the movie “Beaches”?) private family foundation, the Rupa and Bharat B. Bhatt Foundation, and the New England Congregational Church in Saratoga Springs, NY.
In case you were wondering, yes, Michael Bloomberg also is a big supporter of the SuperPAC. He donated $250,000 to the organization, according to the Center for Public Integrity.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Giffords and Kelly have flouted the law. In March, Kelly, one of the Democrats’ star testifiers on universal background checks, was discovered to have lied about the number of guns he bought here without said background check, and then, had his straw purchase of an AR-15 “assault” weapon rescinded by the Tucson, Ariz. gun store that sold it to him.
Why is it that liberals think laws apply to everyone else but them?