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First Word: ‘Time is now’ for gun control

The gun control debate was front and center on Capitol Hill today as the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimonies on gun violence from witnesses including former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the NRA's Wayne LaPierre.
/ Source: The Last Word

The gun control debate was front and center on Capitol Hill today as the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimonies on gun violence from witnesses including former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the NRA's Wayne LaPierre.

In a surprising appearance Wednesday, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., gave a brief, emotional statement to the Senate Judiciary committee, urging Congress to quickly address the nation’s problem of gun violence. “We must do something. It will be hard but the time is now. You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you.” Shortly after Giffords’ opening remarks, her husband, Mark Kelly testified in the Senate hearing and pushed for gun law reforms as someone who is both “pro-gun ownership” and “anti-gun violence.”