Mark Kelly, husband of Gabby Giffords, will be in Denver Monday to support gun control bill

DENVER - Mark Kelly, the husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, testified on a gun control bill in Denver Monday.

Giffords was shot in the head by Jared Lee Loughner on Jan. 8, 2011. Loughner pleaded guilty and will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Six people were killed in the shooting and thirteen others were wounded, including Giffords.

"Gabby's gift for speech is a distant memory. She struggles to walk, and she's partially blind," Kelly said.

Giffords and Kelly started the "Americans for Responsible Solutions" initiative to encourage elected officials to work to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership, according to the website.

Kelly was speaking in support of a bill expanding background checks to include private and online sales. A Senate committee passed the bill on a 3-2 party-line vote.

The bill has already passed the House.

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