Super-lady, Gabby Giffords!

Tuesday, the DNC was full of historical firsts, super humble Nice Times, and general lady-badassery. But it wasn't a Clinton, a Congress-person, or a bunch of curmudgeons who were the most badass ladies in Philly yesterday. That honor belongs to former congresswoman Gabby Fucking Giffords.

In a preview of her speech Wednesday night at the DNC, Giffords called for tighter gun control during a rally outside Philadelphia's Franklin Center, against the backdrop of America's recent wave of mass shootings:

“Stopping gun violence takes courage – the courage to do what’s right, the courage of new ideas. I’ve seen great courage when my life was on the line. Now is the time to come together. Be responsible. Democrats. Republicans. Everyone. We must never stop fighting! Fight! Fight! Fight!"

Giffords was joined by Rep. John Lewis (who led House Democrats in a sit-in when Republican Speaker Paul Ryan refused to hear debates about gun legislation), Sen. Chris Murphy (who held the Senate floor for a 15 hour filibuster), a Philly gun control advocacy group called Mothers in Charge, and several others, and they criticized gun fetishists who have to tuck themselves into bed with the Second Amendment every night.

Real super heroes don't wear capes!

[wonkbar]<a href=""></a>[/wonkbar]Giffords, you may recall, survived being shot in the head because she's Gabby Fucking Giffords. She punched Death in the throat, then jumped out of an airplane just to reinforce the FACT that she's a badass. But that wasn't enough for this magnificent human being, because she started her own PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions, to advocate for gun control reform, making her the scourge of the NRA -- it's apparently hard to levy attacks against someone who survived being shot in the fucking head!

So yes, Gabby Fucking Giffords was the most badass lady in Philly on Tuesday, because obviously.

[USA Today / Philadelphia Inquirer]

Dominic Gwinn

Dominic is a broke journalist in Chicago. You can find him in a dirty bar talking to weirdos, or in a gutter taking photos.


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