Gabby Giffords and her anti-gun cronies are at it again.
Giffords and her husband, astronaut and Navy combat veteran Mark Kelly, on Tuesday kicked off the 2016 Vocal Majority Tour in Orlando, Florida. The city became central to the gun control debate after 49 people were killed by a gunman at gay nightclub Pulse in June. It was the country’s worst mass shooting.
The tour is part of ARS’s initiative to mobilize millions of voters to make this year’s election a referendum on gun safety and support leaders up and down the ballot who are committed to taking steps to reduce gun violence.
“Now is the time to come together. Be responsible, Democrats, Republicans, everyone. We must never stop fighting. Fight, fight, fight,” Giffords said at the Tuesday event.
The bus tour will reach at last 43 cities across 14 states in six weeks, stretching until Election Day on November 8. After Orlando, the tour will continue to other parts of Florida and then head to states including Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Virginia. Residents of Maine and Nevada this fall will be voting on whether to expand criminal background checks to all gun sales in their states.
In each city, the tour will hold events to encourage people to vote. The group also will organize roundtables with local and national leaders who are committed to addressing gun violence.
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