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Shooting victim and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband Mark Kelly at the U.S. Capitol April 16, 2013.

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Shooting victim and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband Mark Kelly at the U.S. Capitol April 16, 2013.

Giffords: Six Years After Virginia Tech, Presses for Newtown Action

Updated at 2:50 pm EDT Six years ago today, 32 people were gunned down on the campus of Virginia Tech, notes former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously wounded in a 2011 outdoor shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that also killed...

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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 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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A man places a plush doll at a makeshift memorial for Sandy Hook shooting victims on Dec. 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

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A man places a plush doll at a makeshift memorial for Sandy Hook shooting victims on Dec. 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

Gun Control: Support Modestly Up Since Newtown Shootings

If there’s been a notable shift in Washington’s rhetoric about gun control since Newtown, public opinion has moved only modestly. Following the shooting of 20 children and six educators at a primary school in Connecticut last week, American opinion about...

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FBI agent covers the broken window of the apartment of James Holmes, the suspect who opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

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FBI agent covers the broken window of the apartment of James Holmes, the suspect who opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

Post-Colorado Shooting: Gun Control Sentiment no Stronger Than Before

The gun-slaying of 12 people in Aurora, Colorado, has barely moved the needle on public opinion about gun control in America. Forty-seven percent of those surveyed by the Pew Research Center say it is more important to control gun ownership,...

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Rep Gabrielle Giffords tours the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center with Community Food Bank CEO Bill Carnegie on  Jan. 23, 2012, in Tucson.

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Rep Gabrielle Giffords tours the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center with Community Food Bank CEO Bill Carnegie on Jan. 23, 2012, in Tucson.

Could Gabrielle Giffords’s Seat Go Republican?

Arizona Republican voters will select a nominee today to run for Gabrielle Giffords’s old seat. A special election on June 12th will determine who will complete Giffords’s unexpired term in the Tucson-area congressional district. Giffords resigned in January to concentrate on her...

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