January 12th, 2013
11:56 AM ET
10 years ago

Gabby and Mark: The new 'Bradys' of gun control

(CNN) - Two couples rooted in the American mainstream. Two spouses who were nearly killed by mentally ill gunmen.

The comparisons are striking.

Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control
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  1. Dave

    Wonderful! Two American heroes. Perhaps there is somebody who will stand up to NRA foolishness. What is the name of their PAC? I want to make a contribution.

    January 12, 2013 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  2. bob Caspar

    Let's not forget, it's not just the "Mad Gunman" with his assault rifle and 30 round magazine that needs to be looked af. Over 30,000 people are killed with guns each and every year. It is time for responsible, sensible gun control.

    January 12, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  3. Ed1

    Everyone needs to take a chill pill.

    I agree that the mentally ill shouldn't be allowed to buy guns but it's not the guns but the people.

    According to USA Weekend 1-11-1-13-2013 60 children that's right 60 children are killed every week by cars and trucks that back over them. Should we ban all cars and trucks that don't have backup cameras no we should hold people accountable and should be the same case with guns. Why don't we have the same outrage about people backing over children that's easy no press coverage.

    Every time something happens with guns it's front page news and when you look at all the people that buy guns tell me how many of them go out and commit mass murders not that many because they follow the laws that are in place now.

    All I heard was when we are allowed to get a concealed weapons permit murders would go threw the roof guess what they went down.

    Take a breath and let's discuss the terrible murder of 20 children at a school and act like we have some common sense and not some knee jerk reaction.

    A ban on all semi automatic weapons is not only stupid but the people that are pushing this really don't have a clue about guns and how they work.

    I keep hearing that we should ban all assault weapons we don't have any on the market now. An assault weapon is a gun that can fire three rounds with one pull of the trigger, fire one round with one pull of the trigger, and car fire full automatic with just holding the trigger down. It just about the hardest permit to get is for a fully automatic weapon and if you want to put a cost on that why not charge $50,000 a year for each permit.

    Please know what you are talking about before you take the same path as almost every socialist and communist country out there in the world. It wouldn't take long before that could happen with all the BS going on out there right now and that includes Obama and his party.

    January 12, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  4. judy

    I guess if anyone has the right it would be Gabby Gifford. Good for them

    January 12, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |