We remember artist William Christenberry who died Monday at the age of 80. Much of his art was about the rural south and the passage of time and its effect on artifacts and landscapes.
Giffords, Barber Lobby Congress To Pass Legislation Addressing Gun Crimes
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has sent every member of Congress a letter urging passage of laws to deal with gun crimes. Her successor, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber, who was also wounded in the shooting that left Giffords wounded and six people dead, says most mass shootings have a common link.
“There’s one thing unfortunately that most of them have in common and that is a person who is seriously mentally ill and a danger to themself and others, often undiagnosed and untreated,” Barber said.
He says any new legislation should deal with mental health screening. Despite Giffords’ lobbying efforts there are few indications Congress would support any new restrictions on firearms.