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Feb072011

Tucson Victim's Fiancée Calls for Reduced Bullets in Magazine

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Nearly one month after she lost her fiancé Gabe Zimmerman to a bullet in a Tucson, Arizona parking lot, Kelly O'Brien called on the Arizona state legislature to pass a bill that would reduce the amount of bullets in a magazine to 10.

“I absolutely support it.  Most people own hand guns for self-defense and there is nothing you can do with 10 bullets that you can do with 30,” she told ABC News in an exclusive interview.  “And it is so sad to see 19 people gunned down in just 15 seconds by one of these extended capacity clips.”

When asked if she thought passing that law would limit constitutional rights under the Second Amendment, O’Brien compared it to free speech and yelling “fire” in a crowded theater, saying that “everything within reason should have limits.”

“As you know Jared was stopped when he ran out of bullets.  And I believe, even if not Gabe, other people could have been saved that day,” O’Brien said.  “And absolutely more people could have not had the injury and stuff that they had to sustain.”

O’Brien couldn’t help but smile during the interview when she saw the photos of Zimmerman, who was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ director of outreach.  The couple had been together for 22 months and were planning a spring wedding in Tucson in 2012.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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