This wasn’t supposed to see the light of day.
Gabby Giffords’ anti-gun group, Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, has been cheerfully accepting illegal donations for its entire time of existence. Illegal money? No problem!
What else should we expect from a Gabby Giffords gun control group – an organization that’s intent upon depriving law-abiding Americans of their right to keep and bear arms by calling it a “responsible solution”.
It’s more like a final solution to unpopular segments of America should it come to pass.
Kind of like happened in Germany before World War II.
Or in Cambodia after World War II.
Or in China.
Or Ethiopia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Rwanda, Uganda, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Sudan, and the list goes on and on…
Back to Gabby Giffords Gun Control Group: Now that they’ve been caught, they are pledging to return the money.
Yeah, they’re sorry alright.
Sorry they got caught.
(Public Integrity) – Singer, actress and comedian Bette Midler took to Twitter on April 18 to promote Gabby Giffords’ new gun control effort.
“GABBY GIFFORDS SPEAKS, AND SHE IS FURIOUS!!” Midler wrote as she touted a New York Times opinion column authored by the former Arizona Democratic congresswoman who survived a 2011 shooting and has since launched an advocacy group that aims to curb gun violence.
Just weeks later, Midler upped the ante, donating $10,000 to Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, the super PAC arm of Giffords’ group. The gift came from Midler’s private family foundation, according to campaign finance records.
Before the second quarter ended in June, another family foundation — the Rupa and Bharat B. Bhatt Foundation — contributed $5,000 to the group and the New England Congregational Church in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., gave $250.
They were modest contributions considering the group raised $6.6 million in the first half of 2013 — more than any other super PAC. But they were also strictly prohibited by the Internal Revenue Service.
Nonprofits organized under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code are restricted from “directly or indirectly” intervening in political campaigns. And private foundations — such as the Midler and Bhatt foundations — are also prohibited from lobbying to influence legislation.