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    Mark Kelly: What the Senate Did Was Wrong

    FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2013 file photo, former former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a gunshot to the head in 2011, during a mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., sits ready with her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss legislation to curb gun violence after the death of 20 schoolchildren in the shooting rampage late last year in Newtown, Conn. Giffords told the committee that Congress must reform the nation's gun laws, and Kelly got into a terse discussion at the witness table with National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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    Following the Senate’s failure to pass the gun-control bill Wednesday, Mark Kelly—the husband of former representative Gabby Giffords—urged those fighting for stricter gun control to perservere. “What the Senate did yesterday was wrong. We’re angry, but we’re going to focus on getting this done,” he said. “This about building a more perfect union and protecting the general welfare.” Kelly said he was inspired not only by his wife, but “the passion of total strangers” who are standing behind them. Kelly insisted that he and his wife will not give up until stricter gun legislation is in place. Quoting Gabby, he said, “If Congress will not act, then we will have to change who is in Congress.”

     

     

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