Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords released the following statement Wednesday after a new report concerning the mental state of Jared Lougher prior to the attack was released.
It has not bee altered in any way.
“The details released today regarding the shooting in Tucson reaffirm what this country already knew: The mentally disturbed young man who shot me and murdered six should never have had access to a gun. No one piece of legislation will end all gun violence, just like no one piece of legislation would have prevented the Tucson shooting. However, I hope that commonsense policies like universal background checks become part of our history, just like the Tucson shootings are – our communities will be safer because of it. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of all who were at the Congress on Your Corner event with me, and all who were affected by the shooting, and give thanks for the bravery of all the first responders who tried to limit the carnage and protect human life that day.”