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Tuesday
Apr122011

Fiancee of Slain Giffords Aide Presses Obama to Ban Assault Clips

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Kelly O’Brien, the fiancée of slain Rep. Gabrielle Giffords staffer Gabe Zimmerman, is teaming up with the Brady Campaign, an advocacy group for stricter gun laws, to announce a TV ad Tuesday urging President Obama to ban assault clips like the one used to kill her husband.

O’Brien has been an outspoken advocate for a ban on assault clips since her fiancée was murdered at a Giffords rally in January.  Zimmerman was shot and killed by one of 32 bullets fired from the extended capacity clip of deranged gunman Jared Lee Loughner in a Tucson, Arizona Safeway grocery store parking lot.  Five others were killed in that shooting and 13 people were injured.

The 30-second ad shows a man at a shooting range firing a handgun with an extended clip.

“A magazine that allows a gun to fire 32 shots in 16 seconds is only good for one thing: killing a lot of people, fast,” a deep voice narrates.  “And that’s something we can live without.”

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), whose husband was murdered on the New York commuter rail, have introduced legislation to ban extended clips on assault weapons.  The two lawmakers along with O’Brien and representatives from the Brady Campaign will be on hand at a Capitol Hill news conference on Tuesday.

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