When I was told it was done, I decided that I could not stay still any longer, that they need to be ashamed of themselves. They have no souls. They have no compassion for the experiences that people have lived through… a child or loved one murdered by a gun. They say that it’s not the gun, it’s the man. I’m here to tell you… The man and the gun become intimate and they cannot do the act without each other. So the gun is part of the problem.
— Patricia Maisch speaking after she was escorted by police out of Capitol Hill Wednesday for telling senators that they should be ashamed of themselves for blocking a provision requiring background checks for gun sales. Maisch was at the event in Tuscon which left former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords paralyzed and was able to grab the third clip away from shooter Jared Loughner before he could reload.