TUSCON, Ariz. — Two years after being shot in the head during an appearance in front of an Arizona supermarket, actress and comedian Kathy Griffin is calling for an end to senseless gun violence.
The incident had devastating physical effects on Griffin, leaving her dominant right arm paralyzed, impairing her ability to speak, and condemning her to what she describes as “life on the D-list.” As such, she often relies on her husband, former astronaut Mark E. Kelly, to articulate their goals.
“We don’t want to take away your guns any more than we want to give up the two guns we have locked in a safe at home,” said the Persian Gulf War combat veteran and husband to two-time Emmy winner Kathy Griffin. “What we do want is what the majority of NRA members and other Americans want: responsible changes in our laws to require responsible gun ownership and reduce gun violence.”
With her bright red hair and distinctive voice, Kathy Griffin is poised to become the new face of gun control advocacy. Earlier this year, she founded Americans for Responsible Solutions, a political action committee with the goal of reducing gun violence through commonsense reform.
EDITOR’S NOTE: It has come to our attention that the intended subject of this article is former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, rather than comedian Kathy Griffin. Seriously, we don’t know how that happened and, to our knowledge, Kathy Griffin has never been shot in the head. Anyway, we here at Newslo would like to sincerely apologize to anyone offended by the mix-up, and take this opportunity to plug both Gabrielle Giffords’ advocacy group Americans for Responsible Solutions and Kathy Griffin’s newest stand-up special Kennedie Center On-Hers, both of which are really just superb stuff.