“Wayne will be doing the ice bucket challenge for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease),” an NRA spokesman told Mediaite. “He will also be sending a check. He will do it when he returns from being on the road.”
Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly issued the challenge to LaPierre in a YouTube video on Thursday.
After ticking off two other nominees, Kelly said in the video, “And finally Wayne LaPierre, the head of the National Rifle Association, who we do hope one day we can agree upon more than just supporting … Lou Gehrig’s disease research.”
With Giffords laughing on the side, a bucket of ice water is then dumped on Kelly’s head.
The way the challenge works: If the person “challenged” agrees to have a bucket of iced water poured on his or her head, the challenger then has to pay money to a charity supporting Lou Gehrig’s disease. If the challenged person doesn’t agree, he or she then has to pay. And on and on it goes.
In 2011, Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman while hosting a public event in Arizona. Along with her husband, she has since become a staunch advocate for stricter gun control laws.
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