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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:39 AM

Giffords To Lawmakers: ‘You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans Are Counting On You’



"Thank you for inviting me here today. This is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for Democrats and Republicans. Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children. 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. Thank you."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/giffords-to-lawmakers-americans-are-counting-on-you?ref=fpa

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Reply Giffords To Lawmakers: ‘You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans Are Counting On You’ (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
northoftheborder Jan 2013 #1
cilla4progress Jan 2013 #2
antigop Jan 2013 #3
Ian Iam Jan 2013 #4
Ptah Jan 2013 #5
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #6
smccarter Jan 2013 #7
cp Jan 2013 #8
Iwillnevergiveup Jan 2013 #9
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #10
Tumbulu Jan 2013 #11
NBachers Jan 2013 #12

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:42 AM

1. Her brave appearance made me cry.

Kelly's testimony very clear, reasonable, and well-presented.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:50 AM

2. She's amazing. Truly inspiring.

Talk about "shuut-spa"!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:21 AM

3. Thank you, Gabby. Thank you. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:54 AM

4. Bravo!

 

That woman has more courage in her pinky finger than Wayne LaPierre has in his entire, useless body.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:01 PM

5. Gabby's notes:

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:59 PM

6. Gabby Giffords has shown us what guns do beyond simply the numbers of dead ratcheted up

on Monday Morning after a holiday weekend.

Guns don't just kill. They destroy lives, waste talent and are dividing the country. It is time to, as they say, "bite the bullet," and do something to end all this waste.

Banning all guns is not the answer.

Requiring that guns be registered and that any person with a gun on a street or outside a private home or place where armed security has been permitted can be stopped by the police and asked for a copy of the gun registration. We should at least require as much of gun owners as we do of car owners. An officer can stop you in your car to check your registration on just about any suspicion about your driving. Why not have that same low threshold for stopping people who are carrying weapons?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:18 PM

7. The voice of experience.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:22 PM

8. Thank you, Gabby.

You spoke with courage, authenticity, and heart today. You and Mark continue to serve the public with your sensible ideas to prevent further gun violence. http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/
Now it's our turn. Join them. Call your Congress critters.
There are so many more of us than there are in the gun lobby, and we make more sense.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:55 PM

9. Gabby!

Tellin' it - so profoundly. My God, she's amazing.

Huge K&R

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:13 PM

10. Thank you so much, Gabrielle Giffords

They hear you and they must act.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:29 PM

11. Thank you Congresswoman Giffords!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:32 PM

12. I am clapping through my tears

And her writing is still way better than mine.

Thank you, Gabby; Thank you, Mark - you are both heroes.

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