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On the heels of the nation's most-recent shooting incident, and as part of a continued initiative to address the issue of gun violence in America, on Thursday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Mark Kelly to share his incomparable insight and perspective.
The husband of Gabby Giffords, the former Congresswoman who was shot in the head as part of an assassination attempt roughly a year ago, Kelly is a gun owner and self-described "strong supporter" of the Second Amendment. But despite feeling that the National Rifle Association "does a lot of great things," Kelly is frustrated with the NRA's seemingly lack of interest in addressing the escalation of gun-related incidents in the United States:
"A large part of American society that realizes there's a problem and realizes that we could come up with some common sense solutions to address this terrible condition we have in the United States," said Kelly. "I would like to talk to them [the NRA] about what does their membership actually feel, and maybe, you know, we could come to some, you know, common sense solutions on some of these problems. You know, we're not going to agree on everything, but ... this is just happening way too frequently."
About six weeks after the incident in Tucson, Ariz. that left Giffords critically injured, another shooting occurred at Chardon High School in Ohio, during which six students were shot, three of them fatally.
Nick Walczak was fortunate enough to survive, but has been left paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Joining Piers Morgan live on Thursday, the 18-year-old who was shot four times made a case for stricter law:
"What I'm going to say is something needs to be done. Kids go to school. They don't choose to go to school. And they're not protected in school," said Walczak, referencing the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn.
"Fully automatic weapons, like you said, they are unneeded. What would you need a fully automatic weapon for? My opinion is something needs to happen. It really does."
Watch the clips and listen to the interviews, as Morgan, Kelly, and Walczak all express their individual opinions, collectively agreeing that more guns is not the answer.
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