Gun Control

Gabrielle Giffords Planning Gun Tour

Hoping to get some Senators to change their minds on gun control

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Former Rep. Gabby Giffords couldn't get Washington to heed her call for tighter background checks on gun buyers, so she's taking her case directly to the states of several senators to pressure them to switch their votes.

Giffords, who hasn't ruled out taking target practice on the tour, announced Tuesday morning that she and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, will be taking new polling data to Nevada, Alaska, North Dakota, North Carolina, Ohio, Maine and New Hampshire to illustrate their argument that lawmakers who support 2nd Amendment gun rights will prosper – not suffer – if they vote for stricter background-check measures, too.