Updated at 4:30 pm EST
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords met today with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner to press for stricter gun control laws, congressional aides said.
Giffords, an Arizona Democrat who was shot in the head at point-blank range in January of 2011, met with Reid, a Nevada Democrat, in Reid’s office before heading across the Capitol. Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, then met with Boehner in his office, according to Boehner spokesman Michael Steel. Neither Reid nor Boehner supports an assault weapons ban.
Giffords and Kelly did not respond to requests for comment leaving Boehner’s office.
President Barack Obama singled out Giffords last night in calling for a vote on an unspecified measure aimed at tightening gun laws.
“If you want to vote no, that’s your choice, but these proposals deserve a vote,” Obama said. “Gabby Giffords deserves a vote. The families of Newtown deserve a vote.”