Mark Kelly visiting Colo. to back gun-control bill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Mark Kelly, the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is scheduled to testify Monday in support of at least one of the seven gun-control bills being considered by the Colorado Legislature.

Mark Kelly

DENVER (AP) -- Mark Kelly, the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is scheduled to testify Monday in support of at least one of the seven gun-control bills being considered by the Colorado Legislature.

Eileen McCarron, president of the Colorado Ceasefire Capitol Fund, tells The Denver Post Kelly will speak in support of a House bill that requires all private gun sales and transfers to be subject to a background check. The retired Navy Captain and astronaut has testified before Congress in support of gun control measures.

Giffords, a former Democratic congresswoman from Arizona, was injured at a meet-and-greet when she was shot in the head by Jared Lee Loughner in January 2011.

Six people were killed in the shooting.

Thirteen others were wounded, including Giffords.


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  • by Szabla Location: Location on Mar 4, 2013 at 06:34 AM
    He comes here to infringe on Colorado rights, why doesn't he try this in Arizona? Arizonans would run him out on a rail. I fear the backlash of the Colorado Boycott will destroy our economy.
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