Gabrielle Giffords recently commented on the fact that many GOP members of Congress are afraid to face their constituents because they might be packing a gun. I think they’re starting to understand why not everyone is a big fan of angry citizens having concealed, loaded weapons in public spaces. Reminding them that, if she could attend town hall meetings after being shot, they should too… because it’s their job!

Giffords said, “Many of the members of Congress who are refusing to hold town halls and listen to their constituents concerns are the very same politicians that have opposed common sense gun violence prevention policies and have allowed the Washington gun lobby to threaten the safety of law enforcement and everyday citizens in our schools, businesses, places of worship, airports, and movie theaters.” She concluded, “Have some courage. Face your constituents. Hold town halls.”

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