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November 15th, 2011
01:24 PM ET

Tuscon shooting survivors lobby congress to fix gun laws

Today, the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino as co-chairs, are joining more than 50 survivors of recent mass shootings to urge Congress to reform the national background check system for gun purchases. They hope to make it harder for dangerous people to obtain firearms. 

The hearing will be the first to consider flaws in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System since the January 8th mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left six people dead and 13 others wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Today on American Morning, Christine Romans speaks to two survivors of the Tuscon attack, Retired Army Colonel Bill Badger and Patricia Maisch, to discuss what changes need to be implemented in order to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

Filed under: Firearms • Tuscon Tragedy