Giffords launches website to prevent gun violence
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was one of 19 people shot at a political event in Tucson, Arizona, in January 2011.
January 8th, 2013
04:08 AM ET

Giffords launches website to prevent gun violence

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have launched their own website that specifically encourages elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership.

Below is a link to Giffords and Kelly's Website and Op-Ed


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  1. francois2012

    she just wants some more cash.

    January 8, 2013 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. RW&B

    I see ppl are still dancing around the real issue at hand. Nothing will be done about gun violence unless mental health is addressed.

    January 8, 2013 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. fleas

    Time would be better spent going after crazy people instead of the gun lobby

    January 8, 2013 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      The gun lobbists are crazy people and how much is the nra paying you?

      January 8, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    Bravo to Gabby and Mark for working through their own pain and anguish to launch this website. I was a proud const i tuent of Gabby's and her courage during her remarkable recovery proves that miracles do happen. Boo Hoo to those trolls that think she's in it for money.

    January 8, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    I wish them luck.

    January 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RW&B

    Sorry Sharon, that will NEVER happen! While we're on the subject what do u suppose we do with millions of firearms already out there? Just turn them over? Good luck with that..........!

    January 8, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeopardy

      Therefore let's not do anything. Right.

      January 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • OfCourseYouSay

      The key word is "let`s" ( let us).
      We the people need to lock up the mentally ill ( them) and let (us) people keep our firearms for whatever protection we need. It is our second amendment right. You don`t really expect Barry`s imaginary nannystate to save your endangered family do you ? I hope not.

      January 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • CRyan

      Buy-back gun programs in poor areas, for example.

      January 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BritHawk

    A poor choice for the name of the website. I guess we are considered irresponsible if we have a different opinion on gun laws.

    January 9, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • nyc

      I think they are afraid of the gun loby

      January 11, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Steve

    Well gee, I am fully willing to think that getting rid of guns will solve the "gun violence" part in our society. Just like getting rid of all the cars and riding bikes everywhere would eliminate drunk driving accidents and people that think the roads are a nascar track..

    We as Americans need to realize that there is no utopia. In this case the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence. We have people in this country that are perfectly willing to murder someone for driving the speed limit, for the $12.00 in the cash register...even a total eradication of guns in the USA will not cure human ignorance and violence. The problem isn't guns, it's us and it always has been.

    Banning guns from law abiding owners is like cutting off the arm because your finger is bleeding. Crazy people and criminals don't care a dump about your laws. How do we fix that? Well even I as a gun owner would volunteer to help figure that one out.

    January 9, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. G_MONEY

    anti gun librals need to BACK OFF were not talking about smoking in public this time .its much bigger than that

    January 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. alumette

    She looks beautiful ! I am so impressed with her.

    January 9, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • OfCourseYouSay

      You sound like a shallow voter

      January 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Global citizen

    @G_MONEY: precisely the reason USA as a country needs to talk about it, because it's much bigger an issue than smoking!

    January 10, 2013 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. John Walker

    When will people realize that guns are inatimate objects and it takes a person picking up that gun and pulling the trigger for it to be harmful. Let's get down to the source of the problem–PEOPLE. Stupidity in this country is a VERY widespread disease.

    January 10, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • CRyan

      Really, seriously?? Of course it takes hands to man a gun, but gun ownership is a privilege that only responsible people should have. If you get your gun stolen you should be banned from owning one FOR LIFE. If you have a family member who commits a crime using YOUR gun, you should be banned from owning one FOR LIFE. If a kid dies because of YOUR gun you should be banned from owning one FOR LIFE.

      January 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mike

    I used to have a great deal of respect and admiration for Gabby Giffords ... until now.

    January 11, 2013 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jim

    She was a representative . . . How much encouragement did she give to her fellow elected officials before it became personal?

    January 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. nyc

    "Do you idiots really think that banning all firearms is the right choice to prevent anymore shooting?

    Answer: Yes we do. And I think bad guys includes the NRA

    January 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
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