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Thursday, December 8, 2016

WATCH: Gabrielle Giffords Stars In New Gun Control Ad

Americans for Responsible Solutions, the new Super PAC led by former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, has released a new ad lobbying for gun control in advance of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

Giffords, whose speech is still affected after being shot in the head during a 2011 mass shooting, narrates the 30-second spot:

“We have a problem — where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school,” Giffords says over images of memorials from the Tuscon, Oak Creek, and Newtown shootings.

“But there are solutions we can agree on; even gun owners like us,” she continues as onscreen text reminds viewers that “9 out of 10 Americans support universal background checks.”

“Take it from me: Congress must act,” Giffords concludes, on camera with her husband. “Let’s get this done.”

The ad will air in the Washington, D.C. media market on Tuesday night, coinciding with the State of the Union address. President Obama is expected to use his speech to pressure Congress to pass his proposed gun safety measures; Giffords will be one of more than 20 survivors of gun violence in attendance.

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