- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gabby Giffords, the former lawmaker who was shot and then started a nationwide legislative campaign to crack down on Second Amendment freedoms, has a new gun control fundraising friend: Bill Clinton.

The former president is due to serve as the keynote speaker at an event sponsored by Americans for Responsible Solutions — the same gun-control group started by Ms. Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly.

The event is a fundraiser and is set for the home of Bill Rudin, a real estate bigwig who lives in New York City, Breitbart reported.

Ms. Giffords has been seen schmoozing with the Clintons in the last few weeks.

“[She’s] appeared with the Clinton family in recent weeks at a Clinton Global Initiative University community service event in Arizona,” Politico reported.

And now Mr. Clinton appears to be returning the appearance favor — though he has issued a caveat to Democrats that rabid crackdowns on gun rights could anger those “people entrenched in the gun culture,” he has previously stated, Breitbart reported.

The ARS supports such efforts as expanded background checks for all potential gun owners.

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