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Giffords launches new gun-control initiative

Posted By admin On January 8, 2013 @ 10:13 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Meghashyam Mali
The Hill [1]
Jan 8, 2013

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) on Tuesday launched a new effort to promote gun control, on the two-year anniversary of her shooting at a constituent event in Tucson, Ariz.

In an op-ed in USA Today [2], Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, said their new group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, would “raise the funds necessary to balance the influence of the gun lobby, and will line up squarely behind leaders who will stand up for what’s right.”

“Until now, the gun lobby’s political contributions, advertising and lobbying have dwarfed spending from anti-gun violence groups. No longer,” they added. “With Americans for Responsible Solutions engaging millions of people about ways to reduce gun violence and funding political activity nationwide, legislators will no longer have reason to fear the gun lobby.”

Giffords and Kelly expressed dismay that, even faced with the number of mass shootings over the last two years, Congress had done “nothing at all.”

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/275999-giffords-launches-new-gun-control-initiative-

[2] USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/01/07/gabby-giffords-mark-kelly-tucson-shooting-gun-control/1816383/

[3] Giffords tells panel: ‘You must act’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/giffords-tells-panel-you-must-act.html

[4] Slain judge was target of threats in ’09; officials doubt link to Giffords shooting: http://www.prisonplanet.com/slain-judge-was-target-of-threats-in-09-officials-doubt-link-to-giffords-shooting.html

[5] Alleged Shooter Jared Loughner May Have Met Rep. Giffords Previously: http://www.prisonplanet.com/alleged-shooter-jared-loughner-may-have-met-rep-giffords-previously.html

[6] Media Efforts To Connect Giffords Shooter To Right-Wing Fail: Loughner a Left-Wing Anarchist Sympathizer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/media-efforts-to-connect-giffords-shooter-to-right-wing-fail-loughner-a-left-wing-anarchist-sympathizer.html

[7] Giffords Is A Gun Owner; Gun Control Group Calls for ‘Civility’ in Political Discourse: http://www.prisonplanet.com/giffords-is-a-gun-owner-gun-control-group-calls-for-%e2%80%98civility%e2%80%99-in-political-discourse.html

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