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Giffords, Kelly seek help from veterans in gun debate

WASHINGTON — Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly
are trying to enlist veterans in their effort to bring about changes in gun
laws, most notably to expand the use of background checks.

Kelly joined Friday with a handful of former military leaders to announce the
formation of Veterans for Responsible Solutions. It will operate as a sister
group to Americans for Responsible Solutions, a super PAC that, according to the
Sunlight Foundation, spent $170,410 to help Democrat Terry McAuliffe win
election in Virginia’s gubernatorial race.

Kelly says veterans provide a unique voice to the gun debate because they know
how to use firearms responsibly. He says he envisions that one of the group’s
missions will be to lobby federal and state lawmakers on an array of
legislation.

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