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Friday, November 9, 2012

Gabby's husband charges Brewer, legislature

[From Mark Kelly's statement at Jared Loughner's sentencing.  Kelly is a former astronaut and husband of Gabby Giffords:]

In this state we have elected officials so feckless in their leadership that they would say, as in the case of Gov. Jan Brewer, "I don't think it has anything to do with the size of the magazine or the caliber of the gun."  She went on and said, "Even if the shooter's weapon had held fewer bullets, he'd have another gun, maybe.  He could have three guns in his pocket."  She said this one week after a high-capacity magazine allowed you (Loughner) to kill six and wound 19 others, before being wrestled to the ground while attempting to reload.  Or a state legislature that thought it appropriate to busy itself naming an official Arizona state gun just weeks after this tragedy occurred, instead of doing the work it was elected to do: encourage economic growth, help our returning veterans and fix our education system.

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