By Bob Owens
The hard-left Arizona Republic is still bitter that pro-gun Martha McSally won Gabby Gifford’s old congressional seat, and so they’re gleefully attempting to turn guns rights advocates against McSally for supporting the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act by misrepresenting what the legislation does.
Check out this spin:
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally is joining a handful of Republicans daring to touch an issue that has bitterly divided Congress: background checks for gun-buyers.
McSally, R-Ariz., who represents the Tucson-area district where a deranged gunman ended Gabrielle Giffords’ congressional career, says her legislation wouldn’t expand background checks but would improve them, as well as mental-health treatment to reduce gun violence.
A rare alliance has coalesced around the freshman’s bill including politicians on both sides of the aisle, mental-health advocates, law enforcement and even an activist whose late husband was injured in the mass shooting near Tucson.
While McSally’s approach has drawn praise from an array of supporters, it has also drawn rebukes from gun-control advocates including Giffords’ own organization.
“I’m looking for where can we find common ground,” McSally told The Arizona Republic. “We know we have a problem. We have to find good solutions to try and fix it.”
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Source:: Bearing Arms