The U.S. Senate began hearings on gun control Wednesday.
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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head two years ago at an outdoor appearance, told senators Wednesday, "You must act," according to a Los Angeles Times report.
The report says Democrats called for stronger laws to limit the sale of guns as Republicans insist existing laws were being under-enforced.
Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith told Barrow Patch earlier this week that he supports residents' right to bear arms, and on Wednesday, Sheriff Smith issued a statement via the Barrow County Sheriff's Office Facebook page reiterating that stance.