Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly At Helm Of Gun Safety Group In Colorado | 1/22/2019 | Staff
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DENVER (CBS4) – Retired astronaut Mark Kelly and his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords are helping launch a new gun control group in Colorado. This one is made up of gun owners.

The effort comes as gun sales are down, and the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a gun rights case for the first time in nine years.

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Colorado Gun Owners for Safety is made up of sport shooters, gun collectors and hunters like Mike Heyka.

“We’re not gun grabbers nor do we believe in arming everyone with guns is the answer. We are the moderate middle.”

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They say they were moved to action by shootings like that of Giffords, who told them, “Now is the time to come together, be responsible.”

Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, is also a gun owner.

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“Strong second amendment rights I believe go hand in hand with stronger gun laws,” he said.

The new group will help push for gun control at the State Capitol.

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“I think what we’ve seen is the public has shifted a lot,” said Rep. Alec Garnett, who plans to sponsor a bill to allow family or law enforcement to temporarily take someone’s guns if...
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