Gabby Giffords launches push for new gun laws
David Lee Miller reports from New York
- Duration 3:24
- Date Jan 8, 2013
David Lee Miller reports from New York
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Alert now in the fight -- gun control heating up the White House getting ready to unveil new gun legislation.
Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announcing a new push to.
Stop gun violence -- comes two years of the day after Giffords was shot in the head during a shooting Rampage at.
In Tucson Arizona Giffords riding an editorial for USA today and -- to talk to Diane Sawyer later tonight.
But on the other side of the coin gun dealers are reporting record sales saying that weapons are flying off the shelves and some Americans worried their right to bear arms could be taken away.
David Lee Miller here with all the details on this now and David -- good morning to you.
Good morning bill and it bears repeating that incredibly it was two years ago today that congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head and -- shooting that killed six people during a meeting with constituents.
Now Giffords and her husband mark Kelly are forming a group called Americans were responsible solutions to halt gun violence.
In an op Ed piece in the USA today the couple says since the Rampage that nearly claimed her life there have been eleven mass shootings in the United States.
Last week the couple visited Newtown Connecticut which when he schoolchildren and six adults were gunned down at the sandy -- elementary school.
They -- a nationwide response must be more than regret sorrow.
And condolences and in the newspaper they write and I quote we don't want to take away your guns anymore than we want to give up to two guns we have locked in a safe at home.
What we want to do is what the majority of the NRA members and other Americans want.
Responsible changes in our laws to require responsible gun ownership and reduce gun violence.
And they specifically addressed such things this sale of weapons design for combat the purchase of weapons -- criminals and the mentally ill.
And the couple says they're inviting people from around the country now to join them what they described as a national conversation to line up behind leaders who will.
In their words bill do what's right so we'll wait for more headlines -- that beyond what get a Giffords and her husband are doing what other efforts are under way.
With regard to what we all experience -- him.
We take -- one of the most recent developments.
Not far from a Manhattan and Staten Island there's a call to hire retired armed New York City cops to patrol the schools.
But that is only a recommendation by committee of educators it is not binding.
And headed the school system in New York City rejects whatsoever armed guards and what that really means for now is this idea.
Is not going to be implemented.
But other communities across the country they are putting armed guards in schools and among them Phoenix and Tempe Arizona -- so called volunteer policies are on patrol.
And in New Jersey armed guards are -- one township they monitor all students teachers and visitors when they arrive it.
And or department any of the district's eight schools reaction there were told is -- to the superintendent says for now this program is temporary ninety days it's going to be reviewed.
An interesting statistic now -- the National Center for Education Statistics even before sandy hook even before sandy hook 13 of all US schools.
Had an armed security officer on duty.
And as this debate rages.
So do gun sales manufacturers say they can't make guns fast enough.
They're flying off the shelf.
Customers are fearful that there will be widespread.
Of restrictions or possibly some type of a -- and they want to buy a gun.
While they feel they still cast my belt while -- David Lee thank you so much David Lee Miller here in New York some --