MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Still showing the signs from an assassination attempt, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords joined her friend Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Thursday.
Giffords is in South Florida to throw her support behind Wasserman Schultz in her upcoming primary fight, and standing by her talking about gun violence.
“Now is the time to come together, be responsible Democrats and Republicans, everyone. We must never stop fighting. Fight, fight, fight,” Giffords said.
Giffords and Wasserman Schultz are both concerned about Donald Trump’s statement earlier this week when he talked about Hillary Clinton saying she could take away people’s guns but that the second amendment backers could stop her.
Many consider his statement crossing the line.
“If she gets to pick her judges, there nothing you can do folks,” he said, “although the second amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”
Wasserman Schultz says she wants to go back to Congress to fight for, what she calls, sensible gun legislation.
“I can tell you how angry it makes me that we have a major party in this country that has nominated a presidential candidate in Donald trump who keeps doubling down on hate,” she said. “Who keeps every single day jeopardizing safety of others by his very words.”
Wasserman Schultz stressed to the crowd that, “We must keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.”
The voices were diverse, like Megan Hobson who was the victim of a drive-by shooting.
“I was hit in my hip with an AK-47 rifle,” she shared with the crowd. “Two bullets entered my right hip severing my small intestine and my bladder and shattering my hipbones, severing my sciatic nerves in my left leg.”
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel represented law enforcement, saying, “I understand the second amendment and I support the second amendment, but, we cannot have guns in the hands of people who are felons, people who are suffering from mental illness or people who could bring great carnage to our communities that cannot persist.”
Giffords and her husband Capt. Mark Kelly say they plan to go community to community until “sensible gun laws” are passed in this country.