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Mary Jo Buttafuoco On Gun Control, Victims of Gun Violence: 'These Are Weapons Of War'

26 years after being shot in the face, Mary Jo Buttafuoco talks about finding forgivness within and how she feels assault rifles should be banned.

By John Thrasher
Mary Jo Buttafuoco: Recovery and Forgiveness

Twenty-six years ago Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot in the face by her husband's lover Amy Fisher. She was recently featured in the season 24 premiere episode of "Snapped,"  and stopped by Oxygen to talk about what life is like now. 

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When asked about her recovery after all of these years, Mary Jo was candid and straightforward. "You don't recover from a gunshot wound, you live with it," she said, explaining that some complications from the decades-old injury have been compounded with age.

Mary Jo also spoke about her stance on gun control. "I think assault rifles should not exist," she says. "These are weapons of war. This is to inflict as much damage and pain and suffering in the shortest period of time. We don't need them. At all."

Addressing the evolution of gun violence, Mary Jo said: "When I got shot, mass murderes were very rare. These guns get stronger and more powerful and can shoot more bullets."

Listen to Mary Jo's emotional interview on Oxygen's Martinis & Murder podcast.

Watch the video above to hear what else Mary Jo Buttafuoco is up to 26 years after she was shot. New episodes of Snapped air every Sunday at 6/5c only on Oxygen.

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