Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) is urging lawmakers to act quickly to prevent gun violence in a new ad released Monday.
The ad is the first from her super-PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions, which the former Arizona lawmaker created to help push for gun control.
“We have a problem, where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school,” says Giffords in the ad, as video clips show memorials to mass shootings at a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz., a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
“But there are solutions we can agree on, even gun owners like us,” Gifford continues, as an onscreen card says that nine in 10 Americans back universal background checks.
The ad then shows Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly.
“Take it from me,” says Giffords. “Congress must act. Let’s get this done.”