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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:13 AM

Gabby Giffords launches group to counter gun lobby

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Source: NBC News

A national initiative aimed at curbing gun violence was launched by former US. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, on Tuesday -- the second anniversary of the shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured.

A new campaign website, Americans For Responsible Solutions, promised to “launch a national dialogue and raise funds to counter influence of the gun lobby.”

The couple last week visited Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire in an elementary school, killing 20 children and six adults in December. They also met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a gun control advocate.

“In response to a horrific series of shootings that has sown terror in our communities, victimized tens of thousands of Americans, and left one of its own bleeding and near death in a Tucson parking lot, Congress has done something quite extraordinary - nothing at all,” the pair wrote in an editorial published Tuesday on their site and in USA Today.



Read more: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/08/16411165-gabby-giffords-launches-group-to-counter-gun-lobby?lite



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cal04 Jan 2013 OP
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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:20 AM

1. Here's the new website

http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/

All of us who are interested in the success of this effort should visit it to show support and find ways to encourage their work. I have signed up on the site to "Join the Conversation".

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Response to Laurian (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:25 AM

2. I have signed up, as well.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:31 AM

5. Great! I think quickly garnering a large number of

supporters will send a strong message to those we expect to take action on this problem.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:29 AM

3. So have I

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:30 AM

4. K&R

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:44 AM

6. Locking

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http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014360316

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