- Capt. Mark Kelly: We need criminal background checks to prevent gun violence
- Since Congress stands with the gun lobby, President Obama felt compelled to act
Capt. Mark Kelly (USN, Ret.) is a combat veteran, retired NASA astronaut and co-founder with his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, of Americans for Responsible Solutions. Giffords, a former Arizona congresswoman, is a survivor of the 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. Kelly is an invited guest for the CNN Town Hall "Guns in America" at 8 p.m. ET Thursday.
(CNN)"Guns don't kill people. People kill people."