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Kelly calls for universal background check in op-ed

Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords at Thursday's rodeo parade in Tucson. Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords at Thursday's rodeo parade in Tucson.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Gabrielle Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, is out with a new op-ed article about gun violence that was published today on CNN.com.

In it Kelly said he and Giffords are determined to get a universal background check system in place, closing a loophole that allows people to make firearms purchases at gun shows without a background check.

He said while it won't solve the problem of gun violence, it's a step in the right direction.

Giffords is still recovering from a gunshot wound to the head she suffered more than two years ago here in Tucson, while she held a public event as a Congresswoman.

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