Gun Rights

Giffords Meets with Senators over Gun Background Check Efforts

Trying to push compromise through

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Wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly met Tuesday with the two senators sponsoring a compromise on expanding background checks for gun buyers.

The session comes as Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., try figuring out how to push their background check measure through the Senate.

"They're helping immensely just by being here and talking to our colleagues," Manchin said after the 15-minute session in his Senate office. "We're close but we sure need their help."