Congresswoman Giffords joins Boston leaders to cut down on gun violence

BOSTON (WHDH) - Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords teamed up with state and local officials in Massachusetts Friday to cut down on gun violence.

The event was part of a national bus tour reaching out to Americans who support gun violence prevention.

Giffords was joined by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Attorney General Maura Healey and Congressman Joe Kennedy.

Giffords and other speakers said voters need to send pro-gun control candidates to Washington. They said tough gun control in Massachusetts are less effective because guns used in violence often come in from states with weaker laws.

“Stopping gun violence takes courage, the courage to do what’s right, the courage and new ideas,” she said. “I’ve seen great courage when my life was on the line. Now is the time to come together, be responsible, democrats, republicans, everyone. We must never stop fighting.”

A number of the speakers discussed the shooting of two Boston Police officers earlier this week. One said there’s a 70 percent chance the gun used in that incident was taken from out of state, which is something Walsh said is under investigation.


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