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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, right, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo.

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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, right, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo.

Giffords Soaring at ‘Top of the Sky’

Updated at 4:05 pm EST It was three years ago today that a gunman stepped into a small crowd where an Arizona congresswoman was greeting constituents and opened fire. Gabby Giffords survived a devastating bullet to the head, but six...

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Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, speak about slain Giffords' aide Gabe Zimmerman, during a dedication ceremony naming a conference room in the Capitol Vistor Center in Zimmerman's honor at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2013.

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Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, speak about slain Giffords' aide Gabe Zimmerman, during a dedication ceremony naming a conference room in the Capitol Vistor Center in Zimmerman's honor at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2013.

Giffords Tour: Travels with Kelly

So Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman gravely injured by a gunman in Tucson two and a half years ago, is on the road with husband Mark Kelly, retired astronaut, courting support for tougher background checks for gun-buyers. Great day...

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A customer prepares to fire an AR-15 rifle at a gun range in Utah.

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A customer prepares to fire an AR-15 rifle at a gun range in Utah.

Stockman: AR-15 ‘Torch of Liberty’ — and Yours, Before Obama Grabs It

Get your AR-15 while the getting’s good. That’s the word from Rep.  Steve Stockman, a Republican from Texas. He is  raffling his Bushmaster, explaining that President Barack Obama wants to take the assault weapon away from him. (Obama has not...

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly fires a hunting rifle at a shooting range on July 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska, as Anders Gustafson spots bullet placement on the target. Kelly and his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are in Alaska as part of a seven-state "Rights and Responsibilities Tour" urging members of Congress to expand background checks on gun sales.

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly fires a hunting rifle at a shooting range on July 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska, as Anders Gustafson spots bullet placement on the target. Kelly and his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are in Alaska as part of a seven-state "Rights and Responsibilities Tour" urging members of Congress to expand background checks on gun sales.

Gabby Giffords Got Her Guns

Does Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman nearly killed in a gunman’s attack at her public appearance in Tucson, really have to open fire at a firing range to get peoples’ attention on gun control? Tw0-and-a-half years after she was...

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Sen. Jeff Flake meets with the public on March 28, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona.

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Sen. Jeff Flake meets with the public on March 28, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona.

Kelly to Flake: Had Your Chance

Now it gets personal. The failure of gun-control legislation in the Senate will come with as many political repercussions as the passage of a bill would have generated. Mark Kelly, the retired astronaut married to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the...

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Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, D-W.Va., left, and Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., arrive at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on April 10, 2013, to announce that they have reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers.

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Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, D-W.Va., left, and Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., arrive at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on April 10, 2013, to announce that they have reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers.

Toomey, Manchin: Read Second Amendment Rights Protection Act

Read it, say Sens. Pat Toomney and Joe Manchin: The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act. In the art of bill title as political statement, this one’s a classic. They put their bill online last night.  Manchin even...

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Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, right, and his wife, shooting victim and former Rep. Gabby Giffords arrive for a Senate Judiciary Committee followed by Chairman Patrick Leahy and ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley before hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013.

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Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, right, and his wife, shooting victim and former Rep. Gabby Giffords arrive for a Senate Judiciary Committee followed by Chairman Patrick Leahy and ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley before hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013.

Giffords on Gun Control: ‘Time is Now’

“The time is now.” The words of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who was grievously wounded in a gunman’s attack in Tucson in2011, appearing today at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “You must act,” Giffords told the...

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, center, holds hands with her husband, Mark Kelly, while exiting Town Hall at Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, Conn. after meeting with Newtown  officials on Jan. 4, 2013.  Giffords also met with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, center, holds hands with her husband, Mark Kelly, while exiting Town Hall at Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, Conn. after meeting with Newtown officials on Jan. 4, 2013. Giffords also met with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

Giffords Gun-Control Packs Texan Cash: Trial Lawyers in for $1 Million

Steve and Amber Mostyn, wealthy Texas trial attorneys, said today that they are giving $1 million to help start the gun-control advocacy group formed by former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. Steve Mostyn, one of...

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

Tucson Two Years Later, Newtown: `Whose Child Has to Die Next?’

Two years after the Tucson, Arizona, shootings that critically injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, she and her husband are adding their voices to a movement for gun control. Big-city mayors are marking the anniversary with a TV ad tailored for...

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