Giffords, husband address graduates at Bard

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 25, 2013 at 5:28 pm •  Published: May 25, 2013
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Kelly spoke about the couple's new political action committee, Americans for Responsible Gun Control, that seeks to limit the size of ammunition magazines and expand background checks for gun purchases.

Kelly said the organization is focused on keeping communities safer while protecting the Second Amendment.

He said since the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary last December, Giffords has been more involved in the movement for sensible gun control.

"Gabby's challenge now is to lead us forward and to bring more and more people with her," Kelly said.

"We are the counterbalance to the professional gun lobby — a truly citizen-based, people-driven movement to reclaim this debate and find, in the great tradition of our democracy, moderate, pragmatic solutions that respect our American values of the right to bear arms and the right to safety."

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