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Giffords group launches national SOTU ad

Gabby Giffords's gun control group will air a television ad demanding action on background checks during Tuesday's State of the Union address.

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Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group founded by Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly after Giffords left Congress to lobby for legislation on gun control, will air the ad nationally during President Obama's speech.

 

In the ad, Giffords says members of Congress are afraid of the National Rifle Associaton.

"What is Congress afraid of? Nine out of 10 Americans support background checks. They make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get guns. Congress is afraid of the gun lobby. Tell Washington it's too dangerous to wait," she says in the ad.

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