Gabby Giffords, N.J. native Mark Kelly decry gun violence at DNC 2016

By Matt Arco, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, July 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — An adoring crowd of thousands erupted in cheers Wednesday night when Gabby Giffords declared at the Democratic National Convention that “speaking is difficult,” but “come January, I want to say these two words: ‘Madam president!'”

The former congresswoman who has advocated gun reform since her near fatal shooting five years ago appeared on stage in Philadelphia alongside her husband, New Jersey-native Mark Kelly, to support Hillary Clinton and fight for gun reform in the United States.

“I learned a powerful lesson,” Giffords said. “A strong woman gets things done.”

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly stumped for Hillary Clinton in New Jersey on Wednesday.

Kelly argued voters “need to make sure that Hillary Clinton is our next president” to fight against the “shameful status quo” in the country regarding gun violence and the lack of reform….

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