Gabrielle Giffords On Gun Safety

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Gabrielle Giffords: We need courage to face our gun-safety problem now.

Gabby Giffords, who was nearly killed by a gunman during a 2011 shooting that claimed six lives, said in a statement Wednesday that she is “heartbroken” about the shooting at a congressional baseball practice session that injured one congressman and several others who were present.

“I woke up Wednesday morning to images I have prayed I would never see again: a member of Congress and a congressional aide, shot,” Giffords wrote in a Washington Post op-ed.

The former Arizona lawmaker went on to say that her response to the shooting was to pray for those involved and for their safety and “courage” moving forward. She also said she prayed that her colleagues would have the “courage” to look for solutions to gun violence and new ways to prevent such shootings.

“We must acknowledge that a deadly problem like this brings a responsibility to find solutions,” Giffords wrote. “And that’s where we, as a nation, will need courage in abundance, as my former colleagues find the strength to recover from their wounds — and the bravery to try to make shootings like this one less likely in the future.”
Giffords, who was shot at a community event in Arizona in 2011, also referenced the Sandy Hook Elementary School and Pulse nightclub mass shootings in her plea for Congress to take action.

“We will dig deep and work together to make sure that in America, teams can gather to play baseball, children can go to school, friends can meet at a dance club and elected officials can go out in public among their neighbors and constituents, all without fear of gun violence,” she wrote.

“We will all need courage to speak to one another and actually listen; to put aside partisan political differences and talk with one another, not yell or call names.”

2 COMMENTS

  1. We must acknowledge that a deadly problem like this brings a responsibility to find solutions,”
    I agree 100% with this statement, however, we already know effective solutions already.
    Namely:
    1) Make every state follow 2A and allow permit-less carry or “shall issue” laws that encourage ALL able bodied citizens to have the training, practice and tools to defend themselves and other innocents in the area.
    2) Greatly reduce the places that are allowed to be “No Gun Zones”, places where the victims are unarmed.
    3) Make gun usage and safety education a requirement in every secondary school and college.
    4) Pass national laws to force states to recognize carry permits/rights from other states
    5) Pass national “Stand your Ground” and “Castle Doctrine” laws to protect the law abiding citizens.

  2. Only care about “I woke up Wednesday morning to images I have prayed I would never see again: a member of Congress and a congressional aide, shot,” Every days citizen just does not meet her standards it’s alright if we get shot by criminal but not a member of congress. My life is just as important as yours lady and quit trying to take away law abiding citizens guns that we protect our selves with. We don’t have body guards like you do.

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