June 13, 2015 3:00 pm -


This really puts pro-gun advocates in a good light. Not.

…former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was honored this week, the week of her birthday, by having a Navy ship named after her. Tomorrow, Dr. Jill Biden will break a bottle of sparkling wine on the USS Gabrielle Giffords, named in honor of the former congresswoman’s courage after she was shot in the head in 2011.

It’s a great honor, but of course, someone had to ruin it by going on Facebook. Namely, a bunch of guys who like guns. I use the word “guys” loosely because to say what they said, I don’t know if you can qualify as a person anymore.

One user commented, “…why her?…USS Forgot to Duck?”

Another user: “Does that mean CIC will only be partially functional?”

…Gawker explains:

The “CIC”—combat information center—of a fighting ship is its nerve center, colloquially referred to as the ship’s “brain.”

See what they did there? Because Giffords suffered brain damage. Get it?


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

14 responses to Gun Lovers Mock Gabrielle Giffords As Ship Is Named After Her

  1. rg9rts June 13th, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Once again the gun nuts show what a class act they are…..Right up there with Cruz and his Biden snark

  2. Talibandrew Breitbot June 13th, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    The irony: Gabby and her husband are gun owners.

    • Jeb ==The Mexican Impregnator June 13th, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Justice works in strange ways

  3. labman57 June 13th, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    These gun-toting fanatics have more bullets than brains.

  4. StoneyCurtisll June 13th, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    It appears that some people on the right like to see women representatives shot nearly to death..
    And protest when they are honored…
    And those same people claim that the shooter, Jared Lee Loughner was not a right wing assassin, only a madman…(liars)
    And the right wing protestations continue..(f-them)

  5. wpadon June 13th, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    I guess that means that the USS Ronald Reagan has no CIC at all,

  6. Darksnark June 13th, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Gun-fondling ammosexuals keeping it classy, as always….

  7. bpollen June 13th, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    I see the woman, and she makes me smile. Fork dem guyz!

  8. starskeptic June 13th, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    The never-ending bottom-of-the-barrel…

  9. CandideThirtythree June 14th, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Man oh man this country is just overrun with truly evil people who seem to get joy out of the suffering of others. When there is a link to other websites, I try not to look at the comment section too long because the redneck hate fest that goes on in some of them are nightmare inducing! I don’t need to see their nasty comments, I live in south Louisiana where it is just a fact of life.

    • whatthe46 June 14th, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      you were brave to begin with. you come out of there needing a damn shower. with a sponge soaked in bleach.

    • burqa June 14th, 2015 at 11:45 pm

      awful, awful people. About the only good thing about them is I figure they skew the average downward, which makes me look even better.

      • CandideThirtythree June 15th, 2015 at 12:25 am


  10. frambley1 June 15th, 2015 at 2:36 am

    BTW, Representative Giffords and her husband Astronaut Mike Dexter, uh sorry, Mark Kelly are responsible gun owners.