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“Having this mighty warship be 100% gun-free not only helps to honor its heroic namesake, Gabby Giffords

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USS Gabrielle Giffords Christened As Navy’s First Gun-Free Warship

Ted Heller

 

June 13, 2015

Navy

 

MOBILE, Ala. — Seeking to honor a retired congresswoman and 2011 shooting victim in the most considerate and respectful way possible, the Navy today christened the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10), a first-of-its-kind, gun-free warship.

 

Designed to hold a core crew of 40 sailors, the Independence-class littoral combat ship has been stripped bare of its Mk 110 57-millimeter gun, all four of its Mk2 .50-cal machine guns, its Evolved SeaRAM 11 cell missile launcher, and its entire cache of small arms, which are typically issued to boarding teams and watch standers. Scissors-32x32.png

 

http://www.duffelblog.com/2015/06/uss-gabrielle-giffords-christened-gun-free/

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