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Prayers are 'not going to stop the next shooting': Kelly, Giffords

Monday, October 02, 2017 - 02:00

Mark Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords who was shot in 2011, urged Congress and the White House to pass gun prevention legislation following Sunday's shooting attack in Las Vegas that killed at least 58 people. It was the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Mark Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords who was shot in 2011, urged Congress and the White House on Monday to pass gun prevention legislation following Sunday's gunfire attack in Las Vegas that killed at least 58 people in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history before killing himself. 'Your thoughts and prayers are not going to stop the next shooting. Only action and leadership will do," Kelly said. " We need a president that recognizes that we have a gun violence problem and will work towards solutions." Giffords and Kelly founded the organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, which is a gun violence prevention organization. The White House said on Monday it was premature to discuss policies on gun control less than a day after the Las Vegas attack at a country music festival. "Today is a day for consoling the survivors and mourning those we lost," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters at a news briefing. "It would be premature for us to discuss policy when we don't fully know all the facts or what took place last night."

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Prayers are 'not going to stop the next shooting': Kelly, Giffords

Monday, October 02, 2017 - 02:00