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Kelley, Giffords Discouraged By Lack Of Progress On Gun Control Legislation

Former astronaut Mark Kelley used the anniversary of the Newtown shootings this weekend to speak out about the lack of progress on gun control in Congress. On "Fox News Sunday," Kelley admitted the failure to crack down on gun sales is at times disappointing to himself and former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

“Yeah, we get a little discouraged, Gabby and I do,” Kelley said. “I mean, what happened in April, when the Mansion-Toomey bill was not passed, a bill that was supported by 92 percent of Americans — even 74 percent of NRA members support expanded background checks — and to see that fail, that was not a good day.”

Kelley says his group, Americans Responsible for Solutions, would like to help balance the discussion on gun control, despite the difficulties of competing with the NRA and its money. He says that balance will help get members of Congress to think differently about their next elections and then there will be some real change.

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