Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gabby Giffords Makes Surprise Appearance at Senate Hearing on Gun Violence

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Gabby Giffords made a brief statement calling on senators to take on the issue of gun violence today at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

TPM reports that Giffords told senators:


Thank you for inviting me here today. This is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for Democrats and Republicans. Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children. We must do something. It will be hard but the time is now. You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you. Thank you.

Giffords' husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, had four suggestions for the committee:


First, fixed on background checks. Zero holes and hour laws making a mockery of the background checks in our system. Congress should close the private sales loophole and the dangers people entered into that system.

Second, remove the limitations on collecting data and conducting scientific research on gun violence.

Enact a tough federal gun trafficking statute, this is really important.

Finally, let's have a careful and civil conversation about the lethality of firearms we permit to be legally bought and sold in this country.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Staff Pick

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Three steps that anyone can learn to help save someone from suicide by raising suicide awareness, examining… More

@ Plaza Arboleda Conference Center Wed., July 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 2502 N Dodge Blvd

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Tucson Sentinel Unearths Treasure Trove of Ally Miller's Emails That Demonstrate She's a Big Fat Liar (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Suppport Tucson Students' by Donating School Supplies (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Get Ready for Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. American Babylon: A Conversation with Green Party Candidate Jill Stein (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation