VIDEO-- Gabby Giffords: "Be bold, be courageous, please support background checks."

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"Fight, fight, fight!"

"Be bold, be courageous, please support background checks."

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly held an event at the very Safeway parking lot where she was shot back in 2011.

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I'd love to know how many of those very vocal gun zealots would have half her courage if they were in her shoes, if they had been on the brink of death due to a bullet in the head from one of their fellow Glock-semi-automatic-with-a-33-round magazine-lovers. How many of them would still be pretending that their Second Amendment rights would be snatched from them due to common sense gun safety measures if they experienced anything close to this:

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Remember: There was a "good guy" with a gun that day in Arizona, and he nearly shot a good guy without a gun:

But before we embrace Zamudio's brave intervention as proof of the value of being armed, let's hear the whole story. "I came out of that store, I clicked the safety off, and I was ready," he explained on Fox and Friends. "I had my hand on my gun. I had it in my jacket pocket here. And I came around the corner like this." Zamudio demonstrated how his shooting hand was wrapped around the weapon, poised to draw and fire. As he rounded the corner, he saw a man holding a gun. "And that's who I at first thought was the shooter," Zamudio recalled. "I told him to 'Drop it, drop it!' "

But the man with the gun wasn't the shooter. He had wrested the gun away from the shooter. "Had you shot that guy, it would have been a big, fat mess," the interviewer pointed out.

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  • http://twitter.com/RockMollica Rock Mollica

    This failed congress won't even recognize one of their own, who was needlessly shot by someone who could have been weeded out by a thorough background check. They place their moneyed interests above all else, serve only their donors and care not about American Families torn apart by needless gun violence.
    I am a firearm owner who is for Background checks, 6 month waiting period, registration of all firearms, banning 30 and 100 round clips and magazines and any assault type weapon whether a cheap knockoff like the Bushmaster or not. A .223 round will go through 1/4" Steel and it will also go through a cement block. It was not produced for home defense and is not a good choice because the round can go through your walls and hit your neighbor's kids. The 2nd Amendment argument doesn't fly, it was written during a time of Musket against Musket. You don't stand a chance against the full might and power of the US with your Bushmaster. Saddam promised us the "Mother of All Battles" how did that work out for him. It also calls for a WELL REGULATED Militia, so regulations are not out of the ordinary if they protect the rest of the citizenry and protect their right to "Life".
    Gabby deserves a vote! Mr. Boehner, do your job and do the work of the people. A great number of Americans, both gun owners and non gun owners agree on these issues. To turn your back on Ms. Giffords, Columbine, Aurora, and those 5 year old children for the sake of the NRA is shameful. Do something right for a change, get on the right side of this issue. Countries with strong gun regulations have fewer gun deaths. Look at the graphs and polls. Do your job!