Gabrielle Giffords Shooting: Survivor Testifies Before Congress

Patricia Maisch says tougher laws could have prevented "horrific acts" of Ariz.
0:13 | 11/15/11

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Transcript for Gabrielle Giffords Shooting: Survivor Testifies Before Congress
It is an honor and humbling for me to speak about a very personal issue fixing our country's gun. Firearms background check system and keeping illegal guns away from -- persons. On January 88 beautiful crystal clear Saturday morning Tucson. My life and the life that so many other people changed forever. Words cannot describe the horrific acts eyewitness that morning by the sorrow we have all suffered. Luck was with me that day I survived physically on injured. Six other innocents were not so fortunate their lives ended violently in a matter of thirty seconds. Chairman humor I'm definitely here to remember. Those that were killed that day. As well as to honor each super. But my primary mission two days to remind all of you that two sentence yet another extreme. Tragic example of what is at stake each and every time a gun falls. -- is placed into the wrong hands. And match in the headlines you've seen. Now replaced the names of Dorothy Morris -- Dr. -- this now. Judge John -- Gabe Zimmerman and Christina Taylor Green with one of your loved ones' names. So that's why I'm here today to ask you to pass the fix and checked -- which will save lives -- -- the life of someone you. Peer support for this legislation. Would help families in communities -- -- Be more hopeful that they will be spared the pain sorrow and tragedy. Of --

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