Giffords group merges with Law Center

This is interesting:

The group created by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to push for tighter control on the sale of guns is merging with a group focused on the legal issues surrounding gun control.

The merger, announced Wednesday, brings together the notoriety of Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Solutions in Washington with the legal acumen of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in San Francisco.

For now, the two groups will retain separate names and separate offices.

Usually when an anti-gun group merges with another it means one of them was broke. This doesn’t seem to be the case this time:

Americans for Responsible Solutions Foundation took in $159,900 in 2014, according to its most recent tax return filed with the Internal Revenue Service. Americans for Responsible Solutions Political Action Committee raised about $3 million in the final six months of 2015, according to its filing with the Federal Election Commission. There was about $4.2 million in its campaign account at the start of 2016.

The Law Center took in about $1.4 million in 2014, according to its most recent tax return.

I wonder if Giffords just doesn’t have the time and/or energy and is basically selling her name and donor list.


8 thoughts on “Giffords group merges with Law Center

  1. I haven’t seen any evidence that Giffords has any idea what she’s been doing after the accident.

    Also I wonder if both groups are feeling the squeeze from Bloomberg becoming the big name in the room, so when people donate they are stepping away from Brady/Joyce and moving to their favorite flavor of Bloomberg.

    • You’re not the only one who holds the opinion that Gabby is simply a version of a Chatty Cathy doll that has a pulse.

    • It’s just a newer version of the Brady club: an organization of victim disarmers who have managed to get the rights to a famous name. Whether the person with that name is actually involved is entirely unclear, and not actually interesting.
      The biggest problem I see with the “Gifford” group is not Gifford, who may after all only be a victim, but her parasite husband.

  2. “I wonder if Giffords just doesn’t have the time and/or energy and is basically selling her name and donor list.”

    Might as well, she sold her soul long before the accident.

    Actually, though, I doubt she has the mental capability to make such evaluations.
    As someone else said, it’s despicable the way her husband has been pimping her.

  3. These groups have the need to combine and change names on a regular basis. They put out so many false statements that are so far over the top that their supporters stop being able to defend them. So, they are “born again” with a new name and an unsoiled reputation.
    In contrast, how long has the NRA been around under the same name?

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