Capt. Mark Kelly Breaks News of Pheonix Shooting During Gun Violence Hearing (Video at link)
Captain Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, took a moment during a long and contentious gun violence hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to break news of yet another shooting in his home state of Arizona.
According to the latest reports, three victims are in critical condition and another three have minor injuries after a workplace shooting. Phoenix Police Sargent Tommy Thompson said that the shooting does not appear to be random.
Kelly, whose wife was critically injured in the Tucson shooting that took six lives two years ago this month, advocated for stronger background checks in his testimony. NRA chief Wayne LaPierre continued to argue against that or any other gun regulation.
Giffords herself gave brief testimony this morning in which she argued that “too many children” have died and that it’s time for Congress to “Be bold. Be courageous.”