Kelly says he’d work to defeat a friend, Sen. Flake, if need be
April 16th, 2013
10:21 PM ET
1 year ago

Kelly says he’d work to defeat a friend, Sen. Flake, if need be

(CNN) – Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, said he might use their gun control advocacy group to work toward the ouster of Sen. Jeff Flake in 2018 if the Republican senator from Arizona votes against firearm legislation.

Flake, a former U.S. congressman, and Giffords are known as longtime friends, Kelly said.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Jeff Flake • Mark Kelly
April 8th, 2013
09:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Gabby Giffords still appreciates gun culture

(CNN) - Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was nearly killed more than 2 years ago by a man with a gun. Today, her brain injuries make speaking difficult, and yet she has become an active spokeswoman for new restrictions on guns.

Ironically she has not lost her love of guns. Target practice is still a form of entertainment at her mother's house deep in the Arizona desert. Her husband Mark Kelly uses pots and water bottles as targets, while Giffords watches from the patio with her mother cheering him on.

Watch more of Dana Bash’s interview with Gabby Giffords Tuesday on AC360 – 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET, only on CNN.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Mark Kelly
Graham won't join gun legislation filibuster
March 31st, 2013
12:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Graham won't join gun legislation filibuster

(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham does not support extending background checks to gun sales between two individuals, nor does he think such a bill would pass the Senate, but he said Sunday he will not hold the measure up with a filibuster

"The only way I would filibuster a bill is if Sen. (Harry) Reid did not allow alternative amendments," the South Carolina Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union with Candy Crowley."
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Lindsey Graham • Mark Kelly
March 26th, 2013
07:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Gun store nixes Mark Kelly's AR-15 purchase

(CNN) - An Arizona gun store says it has canceled a recent purchase of an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle by Mark Kelly thwarting the retired astronaut's attempt to demonstrate how easy it is to buy high-powered weapons.

Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords and an outspoken advocate for new gun control measures, had in recent interviews said he was buying the rifle to showcase what he said are unobtrusive background checks.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly tout background checks
March 6th, 2013
03:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly tout background checks

(CNN) - Gabrielle Giffords, a former congresswoman shot and wounded more than two years ago, urged support for background checks on Wednesday.

She and her husband, Mark Kelly, spoke at a gun control rally in Tucson, Arizona, the same place where an assailant shot her in the head.

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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
February 12th, 2013
06:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Mark Kelly to CNN: 'We need to do something now' about gun violence

Washington (CNN) - Retired Space Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly hopes coming to President Obama's State of the Union address with his wife, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, will help convince her former colleagues its time to tighten the nation's gun laws.

"We hope it has a big impact on the members of congress who are going to be sitting down below," Kelly said of Giffords' presence in the House visitors gallery.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address starting Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Follow our real-time State of the Union live blog at cnn.com/conversation.
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Filed under: Gun control • Mark Kelly
Gabby Giffords in new ad: 'Congress must act'
February 11th, 2013
10:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Gabby Giffords in new ad: 'Congress must act'

(CNN) - Looking into the camera with her husband standing alongside, Gabrielle Giffords says, "Let's get this done."

The former congresswoman, who was severely injured after being shot in the head two years ago, appears in a new television ad released Monday and urges Congress to take action on issuing tougher gun laws.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address starting Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Follow our real-time State of the Union live blog at cnn.com/conversation.
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Filed under: Ads • Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly to CNN: He and Giffords used NRA practice range
January 29th, 2013
04:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Mark Kelly to CNN: He and Giffords used NRA practice range

Washington (CNN) - Commander Mark Kelly and his wife, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, were such gun enthusiasts, they used to go together to the NRA practice range outside of Washington, Kelly tells CNN.

He even says he considered joining the NRA, but "never got around to it."
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
Calls for renewed discussion on gun violence intensify after school shooting
December 15th, 2012
06:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Calls for renewed discussion on gun violence intensify after school shooting

(CNN) – In the wake of one of the country’s deadliest mass shootings in Connecticut and the ensuing national conversation over U.S. gun laws, political figures are putting pressure on Washington to take serious action to prevent such tragedies.

A gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning and opened fire on teachers and students killing 20 children and six adults. Hours after the shooting, President Barack Obama wiped tears from his eye and said "our hearts are broken today,” calling for “meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of politics.”

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Filed under: 2012 • Dan Malloy • Gun rights • Mark Kelly • Michael Bloomberg • President Obama • Richard Blumenthal
January 27th, 2012
09:42 AM ET
3 years ago

VIDEO: Kelly won't run for Giffords' House seat

(CNN) - Mark Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords' husband, said in an interview aired Friday he will not run for his wife's Congressional seat, following her emotional resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives this week.

"My job right now is to make sure Gabby has everything she needs," Kelly said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."


Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords • Mark Kelly
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