Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., opened a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on gun violence with a call to action. Giffords was shot in the head more than two years ago in Tucson, and since then she and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, have become advocates for gun control.
“Speaking is difficult but I need to say something important,” she told the senators. “Violence is a big problem, too many children are dying, too many children. We must do something. Americans are counting on you.”
Watch testimony by Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association,