Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly to do first joint interview since Newtown shooting


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From a press release from ABC:

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly will speak exclusively to “ABC World News” anchor Diane Sawyer about an important new initiative they are launching. The interview will air January 8, 2012 on “World News with Diane Sawyer” – two years to the day after Giffords was shot in a Safeway parking lot in Tucson, Arizona. The interview will also be featured on “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” as well as, Newsmakers on Yahoo!, ABC News Radio, and ABC’s local affiliates. [...]

In the wake of the [Newtown] Connecticut shootings Giffords husband, former Astronaut Mark Kelly, called on lawmakers and the President to “stand up and do what is right.” “This time our response must consist of more than regret, sorrow, and condolence… this can no longer wait” he said in a statement on Facebook.

It appears that President Obama is willing to take on the NRA and other special interests via executive action on gun safety measures. If so, then that should be of some comfort to Gabby, her husband, and other reasonable Americans.

However, until our Congress members come to grips with the fact that military style weapons and high capacity gun magazines are not necessary, nor is fulfilling the fantasies of Second Amendment fanatics, "standing up and doing what's right" may be a fantasy, too.

And someone might want to remind some firearm enthusiasts, including the NRA leadership and lobbyists, that this was no fantasy... except maybe in the mind of a fellow gun zealot:

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