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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords & NJ Native and Captain Mark Kelly to Campaign for Hillary Clinton in New Jersey on Wednesday

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Giffords and Kelley visit NJ tomorrow. Credits: americansforresponsiblesolutions.org
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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Hillary Clinton's supporters take a stand regarding gun laws in New Jersey.

Following yesterday's veto by Governor Chris Christie of a bi-partisan, commonsense bill (S805/A1211) that would have helped limit domestic abusers’ access to guns by establishing effective procedures and providing guidance and assurance to law enforcement, victims, and advocates, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Astronaut Captain Mark Kelly will visit New Jersey  to campaign on behalf of Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, May 25, for events with state and local leaders in Cherry Hill, Clark, and Newark, according to announcement released today. 

At the events, they will discuss the steps Clinton will take to curb gun violence in communities across the country.

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According to the Americans for Responsible solutions website, "A4218 / S2786 would strengthen New Jersey’s laws and help protect domestic violence survivors by requiring domestic abusers to surrender all of their guns if a domestic violence restraining order is in effect, or if they’re convicted of a domestic violence offense;

  • Suspending the gun purchaser ID cards and permits of abusers;
  • Revoking such cards if an abuser is convicted of a domestic violence crime; and,
  • Requiring the cross-checking of records to determine if an abuser owns a firearm."

“It’s disappointing Governor Christie put the interests of the gun lobby and his own political ambitions ahead of New Jersey families. It’s a real shame to see politics get in the way of this bipartisan bill being signed into law,” said Robin Lloyd, State Legislative Director, Americans for Responsible Solutions.

On Jan. 8, 2011, just a week into her third term, Giffords was a victim of an assassination attempt near Tucson, at a Safeway supermarket where she was meeting publicly with constituents. She was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head; a total of thirteen people were injured and six others were killed in the shooting, among them federal judge John Roll and a 9-year-old child, Christina-Taylor Green.  Since her partial recovery, Gifford has worked on behalf of responsible gun use and ownership nationwide.

The presentations by Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly will run on the same day as with other statewide events focusing on gun control and the Clinton platform.  The
South Jersey Gun Violence Prevention Roundtable will be held at  11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 25 at the  Katz Jewish Community Center, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill.  Featured speakers include New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn, Heeding God’s Call founder and former director of Ceasefire NJ Bryan Miller, and family members of victims of gun violence. 

The North Jersey Gun Violence Prevention Roundtable will be held at  4 p.m., Wednesday, May 25 at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, 224 W. Kinney St., Newark. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg and the Rev. Dr. Perry Simmons, Jr. will speak.

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