Jan. 8 survivor shouts "shame on you" after Senate gun vote
A Jan. 8 survivor vows to continue fighting for changes in gun laws, even after her efforts stalled when police escorted her out of the Capitol on Wednesday.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
Reporter: Justin Schecker
TUCSON/WASHINGTON, D.C. (KGUN9-TV) - A Jan. 8 survivor vows to continue fighting for changes in gun laws, even after her efforts stalled when police escorted her out of the Capitol on Wednesday.
Patricia Maisch shouted "shame on you" after Vice President Joe Biden announced the Senate did not pass the most comprehensive gun legislation in two decades that would have expanded background checks to include online and gun show sales.
"When the final vote came down, it was just so disappointing and so disheartening," Maisch told 9 On Your Side over the phone. "I felt like those senators voting no were soulless and had no compassion for the murdered victims of gun violence and for collateral victims you know, like Gabby Giffords."
Capitol Hill Police escorted Maisch from the building, but they did not arrest her.
Maisch knocked the ammunition magazine out of the gunman's hands on Jan. 8.
Maisch tells 9 On Your Side she in it for the long haul when it comes to fighting for gun control reform and Wednesday's vote did not change that.
"It makes it more important to continue," she said. "It makes me have more resolve and we're not quitting. The NRA is not going to beat us up on this. We are going to eventually have our way."
This morning Maisch plans to visit and thank senators who did vote in favor of the bill, including Arizona Senator John McCain, one of the four Republican senators to cross party lines.