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Mark Kelly takes aim at NRA's "defiant" statement

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Mark Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords' husband, has a response to the NRA's proposal that all schools should have an armed guard.

On Facebook, Mark Kelly wrote:

"Gabby and I are extremely disappointed by the NRA's defiant and delayed response to the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"The NRA could have chosen to be a voice for the vast majority of its own members who want common sense, reasonable safeguards on deadly firearms, but instead it chose to defend extreme pro-gun positions that aren't even popular among the law abiding gun owners it represents.

"Today, the NRA chose narrow partisan concerns over the safety of our families and communities. The time for this kind of extreme rhetoric is over. We must have a real conversation about preventing gun violence, because when it comes to protecting our children, families, and neighbors, we can't wait any longer."

Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head in January of 2011 when armed gunman Jared Loughner opened fire at a "Congress on your Corner" event at a Tucson Safeway store. Six people were killed.

Loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences plus 140 years in prison.

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