Milestone moment for Gabrielle Giffords in Las Vegas
It was a milestone moment for former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It was a milestone moment for former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
She fired a gun for the first time in about 2.5 years. This was the first time she picked one up since before a mentally ill man shot her in the head near Tucson.
Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, were in Las Vegas as part of a seven-day, seven-state tour to bring awareness to an organization they started, called the Rights and Responsibility Tour.
They said the goal is to rally supporters and remind elected officials that Second Amendment rights demand great responsibility.
Both Giffords and Mark Kelly are gun owners. They admit they're proud gun owners and believe strongly in Americans' right to bear arms.
But they also believe in expanding background checks for gun sales to gun shows and the Internet. That's the main point they're hoping to get across in this tour.
To prove that they both support gun owners rights, they both tried their aim at the Clark County Shooting Complex.
"There's no reason why a criminal should be able to buy a gun without a background check," said Mark Kelly.
The tour will continue in Alaska, North Dakota, Ohio, New Hampshire, Maine and North Carolina.