PHOENIX (KSAZ) - President Obama held a forum on gun control and in attendance was former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly. The couple have been at the forefront of gun law reform since she was shot in Tucson, Arizona during a meet and greet event.
Also, in attendance was Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, he's an outspoken critic of the President but was invited to the event and went one on one with President Obama.
Sheriff Babeu drew a chuckle from the President during a town hall meeting on gun control. He had his chance to go one-on-one with him and posed a couple of questions during the event.
"I wanted to get from him what in the face he would do if he had his way to prevent these mass shootings, and address the two issues which are criminals commit the crimes, and also those with mental health issues," said Paul Babeu.
"The President didn't speak to either of those when he answered my question," said Babeu.
But the President did throw in a few light-hearted comments.
"Appreciate your service, good luck on your race, are you sure you want to run for Congress," said President Barack Obama.
Although the two do not agree on a lot of things, Babeu says their conversations were personable and respectful.
"When he was leaving he pointed back at me and said good luck to you, so I thought that was really kind," said Babeu.
Babeu is running for Congress this year and is hoping to take the seat being vacated by Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick.