The lamestream media told you:
Giffords on Hand as Navy Christens Namesake Vessel. The USS Gabrielle Giffords, christened in June 2015, a 419-foot ship built in Alabama, is the Navy's 10th littoral combat ship, designed to operate in shallow waters near the coast. "The Democrat left Congress and later founded an organization that supports gun control." according to the Navy Times. The ship was named after her because of "characteristics she exemplified after the attack," according to unnamed officials, according to the Navy Times.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
In an affront to every American who cherishes the Second Amendment, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been used to name a new Navy warship. Her main claim to fame -- surviving an assault by a psychotic homicidal murderer -- has been amplified by becoming the poster child for every anti-rights gun-control scheme cooked up by the usual suspects and money-backing enemies of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Whether she actually supports these things as a former gun owner and moderate Second Amendment supporter, or is being used by handlers in her weakened post-assault condition, is unclear. Close unregulated contact or interviews with her is not allowed.
The idea that the Navy would use such a polarizing and politically incorrect partisan person to name a new boat reflects changes in the Navy that have concerned long-time military personnel for many years. Giffords' husband is a former naval officer. Whether he had anything to do with the naming decision was unknown at press time, though it's hard to imagine how the decorated former astronaut could actually be excluded from the process, if not key to it happening. Any attempt to find out would serve no functional purpose at this time, since the deed is done. Anyone with details is free to contact us.
The U.S. military has been downsized, softened, feminized (in the negative sense, lowered standards, etc.) and weakened in numerous ways, dramatically so with activities under Bill "Slick Willie" Clinton ("the name you know," whose wife seeks re-entry to the White House) including disarming base guards, which has facilitated attacks on soldiers on bases domestically. In most cases, local police have to be called in to protect soldiers, a frightening prospect according to some observers. Pundits have surprisingly called this routine and proper.
"What's next," asked one military man, who asked not to be identified, for fear of reprisals, "The U.S.S. Sarah Brady?" No one would be surprised by that, he opined, though it would be an ultimate insult, and he suggested the "news" media would welcome the move.