Maisch has been lauded for being the person who came over and grabbed a second ammunition clip from Loughner as he was being held by two men, Roger Salzgeber and Bill D. Badger. (link to video of January interview with Maisch)
Here is the action paragraph of Ms. Maisch's column:
"We're asking NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre to join us in seizing on this rare opportunity to make a change that 86 percent of all Americans and 81 percent of gun owners say needs to happen. Because the NRA supports background checks, and Mr. LaPierre has said he wants the checks to be more effective so they catch people who the law says can't have a gun, it stands to reason they should be willing to talk about how to make those checks comprehensive and unavoidable."As an aside, even though Giffords has been an outspoken gun owner, the NRA worked hard to defeat her last November, spending more than $53,000 on behalf of her Republican opponent, Jesse Kelly (including a radio ad).
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