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Gifford's gun control ad targets Iowa Senator Grassley


In the renewed push for added gun control, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabriel Gifford's is stepping up her push for stronger background checks.

Today, Gifford's, and the others that survived the attack, two years ago, at that Tucson mall, returned to the scene of that crime to take a stand on gun violence. Their message is clear.

Mark Kelly, Gifford's husband said, "Everyday Gabby heads to therapy she says the same thing, fight, fight, fight."

Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced it would meet, this week, on a proposed bill to strengthen background checks to include mental illness.

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is the ranking Republican on that committee.

This week, "Americans for Responsible Solutions" the gun control group started by Gifford's and husband Mark Kelly, released a television ad in Iowa which targets Grassley.

Grassley says he, and others on the committee, haven't even seen Senator Chuck Schumer's bill yet.

However, he does have reservations about expanding background checks to require them for all gun sales

Sen. Charles Grassley, (R) Iowa said, "Where it bothers me is where you have one person selling a gun to another person or maybe a father selling or giving a gun to the son. Do I want to tie those people down with a lot of red tape. "

Grassley says the Judiciary Committee will get to review the bill tomorrow.

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