Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who survived a nearly fatal assassination attempt, announced that she and her husband Mark Kelly don’t actually support “gun control,” but “gun responsibility.”
The Essex News Daily reported on Thursday that the couple has made this claim, even after spending years fighting for new gun trafficking laws, new laws on gun show sales, new laws on internet sales, limits on ammunition magazine capacity, expanded background checks, and gun control ubiquitously under the terms of domestic violence prevention.
Giffords and Kelly also supported Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.V.) bill to expand background checks in 2013, and supported similar state measures in both Washington and Oregon in 2014.
With such a list of endorsements, it would seem strange that they wouldn’t be proud of supporting gun control, but Kelly explained why he doesn’t like the term.
“Nobody likes to be controlled,” he said to the Essex News Daily and the guiding principles of the group he and his wife started is to simply make communities safer.
Seems more like a way to make gun control sound more palatable to the general public than an actual change of heart.