True grit—UPDATED

No matter where you stand on the issue of gun control, you can’t help but be moved at watching this powerful testimony.   (Her handwritten text is pictured above).

Ladies and gentlemen, Gabby Giffords, speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee on gun control.

UPDATE: An alert reader pointed me to this item in The Atlantic, regarding the note posted above:

It turns out that Giffords’s speech therapist wrote the note, not Giffords herself — and that Americans for Responsible Solution’s reference to “Gabby Giffords’ handwritten testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee” meant “handwritten” in a general sense.

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