Gabby Giffords Joins Gun Safety Group in Delaware

Mar 29, 2016

Former Congress Member Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz)
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords is pushing for tougher gun laws in Delaware.

Local news media report that Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, joined a new coalition of gun-control advocates at an event at the Central Baptist Church in Wilmington on Monday.

The group, called the Delaware Coalition for Common Sense, says it will advocate for legislation aimed at preventing guns from getting into the hands of dangerous people.

Among the changes the group is seeking is preventing gun sellers from completing a purchase if a background check takes longer than three days. 

Giffords was gravely wounded in a shooting at an event in 2011. She said Monday that "now is the time to come together and be responsible" about gun laws.