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Giffords, Kelly launch gun-control lobbying effort

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 8, 2013 at 7:43 a.m.

— Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured.

Giffords and Mark Kelly wrote in an op-ed published in USA Today that their Americans for Responsible Solutions initiative would help raise money to support greater gun-control efforts.

“Achieving reforms to reduce gun violence and prevent mass shootings will mean matching gun lobbyists in their reach and resources,” they wrote in the column.

They said that it will “raise funds necessary to balance the influence of the gun lobby.”

The move was hinted at in Kelly’s recent comments that he and Giffords want to become prominent voices for gun-control efforts.

The couple last week visited Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire in an elementary school, killing 20 children and six adults in December. They also met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a gun-control advocate.

The couple was expected to discuss the initiative in an interview airing Tuesday on ABC News.


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PaulRevere says... January 8, 2013 at 10:18 a.m.

How about launching an effort to fund a study on the effects of psychiatric medications in regard to mass murders? David Kupelian, author of the 2010 best-seller "How Evil Works" states that "it is simply indisputable that most perpetrators of school shootings and similar mass murders... were either on, or just recently coming off of psychiatric medications." He documents Columbine killer Eric Harris on Luvox, a drug that the manufacturer admits can cause "mania". He documents the presence of drugs in more than 10 other mass murder cases back to 1989. Yet, five years after the Virginia Tech story, despite testimony about prescription drug use from his roommate, no official study of the VT killer has been conducted. No information about the Sandy Hook shooter's use of similar drugs has been released.
It is clear that our press and government, working together, are ONLY interested in blaming guns because it fits their own agenda, while the most likely cause of mass murder in this country goes un-examined by government officials and the press. It's just like global warming... if the facts don't fit the agenda, then make up new facts and repeat them often. It is a sad day when the mass murder of children is used to further a personal agenda, rather than trigger a real effort to discover the cause of such madness.

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