Gabrielle Giffords Speaks on Gun Control, Says "We Must Do Something"
KREX News Room
WASHINGTON D.C. - Gun control takes center stage on Capitol Hill. with a special speaker sharing her take on it.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the issue and the first witness lawmakers heard from Wednesday was former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Giffords was shot in the head after a shooter opened fire in a Tucson parking lot, six others were killed.
"Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children. We must do something. This is will be hard. But the time is now. You must act. Be bold, be courageous, Americans are counting on you. Thank you," said Giffords in front of the committee.
Representing the other side, Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president for the National Rifle Association.
Congress is considering new gun safety legislation that includes an assault weapons ban, limits on high capacity magazine clips and universal background checks.