By Allie Gregory | 3 comments
We all remember the tragic shooting of Gabby Giffords, her staff, and neighbors in Tuscon two years ago, almost to the the day. After fighting for her life, she survived. And after surviving, she continued to receive treatment and show tremendous strength to regain her life. Giffords' traumatic shooting finally put a huge spotlight on gun violence in America. Yet no legislation followed.
Pictured above in Newtown, CT, Giffords and Kelly meet with families of Sandy Hook victims.
In the last six months, high profile shootings have left many American’s speechless and mouthing the word: “Why?” Today James Holmes awaits trial for open firing on a midnight movie showing in Colorado and the families of Sandy Hook victims still grapple with the deaths of 20 elementary students and six educators.
Despite all of this, Congress has done nothing to prevent gun violence.
In the wake of the recent Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Giffords and husband, Mark Kelly, have launched a campaign to re-open dialogue and fight gun violence. American’s for Responsible Solutions hopes to raise funds in order to counter the influence of the gun lobby.
After all the horrible wounds and life lost, Giffords and Kelly are calling for “no more fear.” They stand openly against the NRA and push Congress to address gun safety. For Giffords, the issue could not be more personal, she has courageously opened her life and struggles to the American people in hopes that gun violence will end. One cannot look at Giffords and Kelly’s story without being inspired.
The National Rifle Association can no longer supersede efforts to put gun safety laws on the agenda. This is not the first mass shooting and it will not be the last. Add your name here to stand with Gabby, and tell Congress now is the time to act.
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