On a day which saw Jared Loughner sentenced to life in prison without parole for the attempted assassination of then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, for his emotional account of facing the shooter in person:
"It was certainly a little stressful. It was tense, especially when he walked into the room, when he responded to the judge," said Kelly, of the Arizona man who pleaded guilty after killing six people and wounding 13 others in January of 2011. "It's really a tough thing. You know Gabby, said afterwards, that for her, the biggest emotion, was just sadness. You know, to hear story after story, of what the impact of this horrible day had on people, is really difficult."
Nearly two years since that fateful day in Tuscon, AZ, Kelly said that he and Giffords intend to attempt to put the incident behind them, and focus exclusively on the rest of their lives:
"It's time to move on. Obviously we're talking about this now, and over the next couple of days, I'm sure it'll come up. But our longterm plan is to look forward, try to make the best out of every day, and not think back to January 8th, and what that meant," he told Piers Morgan. "The judge said today, this isn't exactly closure. He said – and I think he put it well – this is resolution, of a horrible event. And I agree with him."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Kelly, who, like his wife, is a gun owner, details their stance on firearm law in the wake of several recent deadly shootings in America.
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