I’ve been shot at dozens of times. I would suspect that not many members of this panel, or even in this room, for that matter, have been in any kind of a firefight. It is — it is chaos. I think there are really some very effective things we can do. And one is, Senator, the background check. Let’s make it difficult for the criminals, the terrorists, and the mentally ill to get a gun.

MARK KELLY, gun owner, ex-Navy captain, former NASA astronaut and husband of Gabby Giffords, testifying before a Senate committee on reducing gun violence.

Gun owner: check.  Shot at: check.  Suggesting rational gun control measures: check.

Probably hated by NRA: check.

(via the New York Times)

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