If she truly wanted to protect people from a tragedy like the one she endured Giffords would be focusing on mental health issues, not pushing long-held Dem anti-gun policies.

Via The Hill:

A new political action committee led by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) hopes to match the National Rifle Association (NRA) by raising some $20 million ahead of the 2014 elections, the group’s treasurer said Wednesday.

“We are going to provide support and backing for candidates in U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate races that are attacked by the NRA for taking moderate positions on common-sense gun-safety issues,” said Steve Mostyn, the Houston trial lawyer tabbed by Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, to handle the group’s finances, in an interview with Reuters. “We will also field candidates.”

Mostyn says that in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 children, the committee has seen encouraging fundraising results. The group raised $400,000 in small donations on the day it launched, Jan. 8, which also marked the second anniversary of the assassination attempt on Giffords’s life that left her gravely injured and six dead. Mostyn and his wife donated an additional million dollars.