Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WATCH: Rep. Barber On Gabby Giffords' Personal Lobbying, His Proposal To Improve Mental Health Services

Arizona Rep. Ron Barber (D-CD2) has introduced his Mental Health First Aid Act in Congress yesterday (H.R. 274), and he spoke with ABC News/Yahoo about how improving mental health services needs to be part of the response to shooting sprees such as the ones at a Connecticut school last month and the one that injured both him and his former boss, Gabrielle Giffords, two years ago.

Barber also noted that Giffords (and her husband, ret. Capt. Mark Kelly) would be involved in personal lobbying in Congress on pending gun-related legislation.

The video is not (yet) embeddable, but here is a link to the five minute interview.

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