Gabrielle Giffords Appears on Good Morning America, Pushes for Gun Control
Appearing alongside husband Mark Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords was a guest today on Good Morning America, touching on a subject she sadly knows all too well:
“After the shooting in Tucson, there was talk approximately addressing some of these issues, and again after Aurora,” Kelly said. “I’m hopeful that this time is different, & I think it is. Twenty first-graders’ being murdered in their classrooms is a very personal thing for everybody.”
To that end, Giffords & Kelly have started Americans for Responsible Solutions.
It’s an initiative described on its official site as being meant to “encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence & protect responsible gun ownership by communicating directly with the constituents that elect them.”
On their visit to Newtown, Giffords & Kelly met with relatives directly connected to the tragedy.
“The first couple that we spoke to, the dad took out his cell phone & showed us a picture of his daughter & I just approximately lost it, just by looking at the picture,” Kelly said. “It was just very tough & it brought back a lot of memories approximately what that was like for us some two years ago.”
Giffords & Kelly both own guns & support the Second Amendment, yet they denounce the NRA’s hopes to arm schools with security guards & are instead pushing for “common sense” legal changes.
For starters, how approximately comprehensive background checks all around?
“Why can’t we… make it more difficult for criminals & the mentally ill to get guns?” asks Kelly, adding that “extended magazines” should be outlawed because they are “only used to kill lots of people.”
Giffords still struggles everyday with regular tasks & could only offer a word here & there during the interview, yet each spoke volumes: Enough. Strength. Sad.
What do you think? Does the country need major gun reform?