'Silent Night' used to push gun control

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“Silent Night,” the iconic Christmas song about the birth of Jesus, is now part of the nation’s gun control debate.

Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun control group founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, have produced a video that shows sad scenes at the Newtown, Conn., school shooting a year ago and asks, “How long do we have to wait for Congress to act?"

Said Kelly in a statement: "For the families of the 26 people who died in Newtown, the heartache will never go away. But America deserves better than rhetoric and broken promises. We deserve common sense, the responsible exercise of our rights and safe communities. We deserve elected leaders who will stand up to special interests and extremists.

"The fight is not over. And America will not forget Sandy Hook."

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.