Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona requested the Congress to take action on gun violence and keep America safer.
Giffords made the statement following the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds of others on Sunday.
In a statement, Giffords said, I know this feeling of heartbreak and horror too well. Giffords was shot in the head outside a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona in 2011. She was conducting a “Congress on Your Corner” gathering with constituents at the time. The gunman killed six people and injured 19 people.
On Monday, the former Arizona lawmaker described the deadly mass shooting in Lass Vegas is a “grave tragedy for our nation.” According to her, the violence “must stop. We must stop it.”
Giffords tells Congress to take positive action now
Giffords said, “I am praying for the victims of this shooting, their families and friends. But I am praying for my former colleagues too. I am praying they find the courage it will take to make progress on the challenging issue of gun violence. I know they got into politics for the same reason I did — to make a difference, to get things done.