After she was shot and left Congress, though, she turned all her attention to gun control. Whether it was from being shot or whether she always held these beliefs, it’s impossible for us on the outside to know.

“Be bold, be courageous. The nation’s counting on you,” she added. “We must never stop fighting. Fight, fight, fight!”

In other words, now that there’s absolutely nothing to risk, she’s all about the “courage” to fight for gun control. Worse, she chooses a gun controlled city in one of the most gun-controlled states to preach to the choir and has the audacity to talk about courage?

There’s not a damn thing she did here that was brave except for continuing to ignore her rank hypocrisy on guns.

Further, it’s rather insulting to those of us on the other side of the debate. Arguing that it takes courage to fight for gun control suggests there’s something to lose by fighting for gun control. Since this is New Jersey she’s saying this in, it’s certainly not losing elections. The implication is that there’s a risk to life and limb for making a stand like this.

And that pisses me off.

We aren’t the dangerous ones and we’re good and fed up with being treated like we are.

“Oh, but Tom, she got shot. That changes things!”

That didn’t take courage, that was nothing more than rank opportunism.