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In January 2013, Kelly and Giffords started a political action committee called Americans for Responsible Solutions. The mission of the organization is to promote solutions with elected officials and the general public. The couple states that it supports the Second Amendment while promoting responsible gun ownership and “keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people like criminals, terrorists, and the mentally ill. ” Current gun laws allow for private sellers to legally sell guns without a background check, creating a loophole that provides criminals and the mentally ill easy access to guns. [citation needed] Kelly said on Fox News on March 31, 2013, that “any bill that does not include a universal background check is a mistake, It’s the most common sense thing we can do to prevent criminals and the mentally ill from having access to weapons. ”
In 2016, the Americans for Responsible Solutions joined the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and launched a joint organization known as Giffords.

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