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Giffords Returns to Shooting Site to Call for Gun Control

“Fight, fight, fight” were the first words by Gabrielle Giffords during a news conference on Wednesday from the same supermarket parking lot where a gunman opened fire on Jan. 8, 2011, wounding her and 12 others and taking six lives.

Ms. Giffords, a former congresswoman for Arizona, was embracing the role of constituent to her senators, Republicans John McCain and Jeff Flake, asking them to support legislation requiring background checks for every gun purchase.

“Be bold. Be courageous,” she urged them from behind a lectern. Onlookers cheered. Her husband, the former astronaut Mark E. Kelly, kept a supportive hand on her shoulder as she spoke. When she was done, he planted a kiss on her cheek.

Source: New York Times. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    “Fight, fight, fight” were the first words by Gabrielle Giffords"

    Shut up, shut up, shut up. You have no expertise to speak on the matter.

  • mjani||

    Go away woman.

  • Jake_Witmer||

    Was she this brain-damaged and un-American before she got shot in the head? If not, then the shooting was really tragic.

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