Gabrielle Giffords Pens Powerful Letter On Gun Control for House Sit-In
Nearly two years after she was shot in the head at a "Congress On Your Corner" event in her state, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly founded Americans for Responsible Solutions "to encourage elected officials to stand up for safer communities."
Speaking is hard for me. But I haven’t been silenced. And neither should the American people. Their leaders must vote to reduce gun violence
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) June 22, 2016
As Giffords says in her tweet, she was not silenced, "It's been said that hope was forged of two powerful ingredients: anger at how things are, and the courage to change them. We will not be driven backwards to live in isolation from one another and in fear of violence."
Read Giffords' post for the full letter and watch her empowering MAKERS story in the video player above.
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