January 8th, 2013
07:36 AM ET
10 years ago

Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly launch battle against gun lobby: No more 'fear'

(CNN) - Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have launched what they hope will mark a new era in the battle over gun rights in America.

On the second anniversary of a mass shooting in Arizona that wounded Giffords and killed six others, the couple launched a political action committee, Americans for Responsible Solutions, along with a website calling for contributions to help "encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership."


Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun rights
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    The socialists want to put government in control of everything.

    What they advocate.........is a complete and total change of America, into something totally foreign.

    January 8, 2013 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Pass gun-control law. Period.

    January 8, 2013 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  3. Wilson

    Unless you can take the guns away from the criminals, all more "gun control" will do is create more victims.

    January 8, 2013 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  4. onlyfacts

    It's funny how during the elections millions on the right were complaining daily about voter I.D. laws and how devastating it would be if the "wrong" person was able to vote. These "concerned" people screamed and yelled, held signs and blogged that the average American had to follow strict rules if they wanted to choose an elected official in this country. Where are these brain less puppets now? The ones who follow and live by the word of Fox "news". This is a perfect example of how these idiots are just zombies, unknowingly waiting for instructions from the all knowing Fox "news". How they can rationalize severe danger at the voting both that actually never existed and at the same time believe everyone has the right to own and carry a loaded gun anywhere they want is sickening to me.

    January 8, 2013 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  5. fiftyfive55

    One thing I think people will notice is the willingness to ignore mental illness and all the money the government has cut from mental health programs over the years and focus on gun regulations instead.Kind of change of direction from what way we should be looking.

    January 8, 2013 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  6. jinx88

    The response from the NRA should be a good one, cant wait to here it.

    January 8, 2013 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Rick McDaniel wrote:

    The socialists want to put government in control of everything.
    I seem to recall that it is always the right wing that is usually the one trying to pass laws that restrict freedoms, instead of expanding them. The list is endless: vaginal probes, "papers please", voter IDs, banning gay marriage, etc. Name one piece of rights restrictive legislation that the left has put forth for a vote. Name one and I'll concede you the point.

    January 8, 2013 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  8. ST

    Whatever it takes, the government or whoever have to do something about gun control especially assault ones. Newtown killing of young angels went too far and really touched our nerves. If you do not have any heart, please try to borrow one. I do not and will never get through this incidence.

    January 8, 2013 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  9. Gonzoinhouston

    The debate on gun control is a mirror image of the debate on abortion. The sides are reversed but the arguments are nearly identical.

    January 8, 2013 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  10. Peace

    Sorry I beg to disagree with your statement. You can not compare abortion and something which has been brought to earth already, active, health, loved, and in a process to achieve the goals their parents or those who were born before them did. It is totally absurd. No one wants to die when they are still active, so did these young kids who were shot in a brutal way.

    January 8, 2013 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Part of the problem is that there are people who have these weapons who don't secure them. The mother of the CT shooter (who was killed) either didn't recognize the problems with her child well enough or didn't keep the weapons secured. That needs to be a new requirement in this debate.

    January 8, 2013 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  12. sonny chapman

    The Second Amendment does NOT trump the rights of Non-Gun owners. Or the rights of Gun-Owners like me who don't NEED Assault Rifles or 30 shot clips to live a meaningful life. Dirty Harry said,' I've got rights too"!

    January 8, 2013 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  13. sonny chapman

    P.S.-To the NRA: GROW UP & start acting like adults. Being a "Free" American is not w/out some limits & sacrifices, however great in your own minds, for the BENEFIT OF ALL. That's the definition of a Nation. Everybody giving a LITTLE so that we can all get along reasonably well.

    January 8, 2013 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  14. Rudy NYC

    My pursuit of happiness guarantees me the right to not to have to worry about my irresponsible neighbor allowing his guns to fall into the wrong hands.

    January 8, 2013 10:07 am at 10:07 am |