Giffords' husband speaks out about gun control - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Giffords' husband speaks out about gun control

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The husband of wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords says that while curbing gun violence is a complex problem, it is no excuse for inaction by lawmakers.
 
Former astronaut Mark Kelly told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he and his wife, former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are gun owners who support the right to own guns. But he says Congress must strengthen laws to prevent criminals and the mentally ill from getting guns.
 
Kelly said he and his wife are "two reasonable Americans" who believe it is time for Congress to act.
 
Kelly sat at the opposite end of the witness table from Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association. LaPierre also was testifying.
 
Giffords, a 2011 shooting victim, testified briefly to the panel.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • BREAKING NEWS

    Amber Alert issued for missing Ohio girl

    Amber Alert issued for missing Ohio girl

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:48:51 GMT
    An Amber Alert has been issued for an Ohio child who police say was taken by her father. According to authorities, the Kaelin Hawkins, 34, took his daughter Kelcie Hawkins, 5, from Springdale, OH.  Police say Kaelin is armed with a knife and has threatened to kill anyone with him.  He was last seen driving a dark gray 2003 Chevrolet Suburban with Ohio license plate FNV 7233.
    An Amber Alert has been issued for an Ohio child who police say was taken by her father. According to authorities, the Kaelin Hawkins, 34, took his daughter Kelcie Hawkins, 5, from Springdale, OH.  Police say Kaelin is armed with a knife and has threatened to kill anyone with him.  He was last seen driving a dark gray 2003 Chevrolet Suburban with Ohio license plate FNV 7233.
  • Loved ones looking for answers in Toledo murder case

    Loved ones looking for answers in Toledo murder case

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:09:20 GMT
    Eddie Byrd started cutting Tyler McIntoush's hair when he was only 8-years-old. The Toledo barber was devastated to hear the carefree 16-year-old was shot and killed Thursday morning."They stole her son, my customer, and a friend," says Byrd. "We cant see him grow up can't see him graduate. It's just, emotions are messed up right now."According to police, the shooting happened near Collingwood and Boston Place just after 3 a.m. Today, a small memorial now sits near that spot. McIntosh's frien...
    Eddie Byrd started cutting Tyler McIntoush's hair when he was only 8-years-old. The Toledo barber was devastated to hear the carefree 16-year-old was shot and killed Thursday morning."They stole her son, my customer, and a friend," says Byrd. "We cant see him grow up can't see him graduate. It's just, emotions are messed up right now."According to police, the shooting happened near Collingwood and Boston Place just after 3 a.m. Today, a small memorial now sits near that spot. McIntosh's frien...
  • This is Home! - July 25, 2014

    This is Home! - July 25, 2014

     

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!