Once again Giffords shows us just how far she has come since being severely injured in a shooting that claimed six lives in 2011.
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords unveils a new ad calling out Congress for failing to act on the gun violence issue. CNN and MSNBC will air the spot before and after the State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head in an assassination attempt in 2011. Today aired the jump on Thursday.
Former Congresswoman and shooting attack survivor Gabby Giffords and husband Mark Kelly’s gun violence prevention group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, post a sad and intense new spot ahead of the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.
The former representative toured the show, promoted a new agreement to monitor gun show sales, and held a press conference to speak out against gun violence.
Hours before shots were fired outside the Capitol, Jay Carney defended Obama for using “gun to the head” rhetoric throughout the shutdown debate — and pointed out that Ed Henry has used a similar metaphor.
The former congresswoman from Arizona, who was shot in the head in 2011, signs up for the popular photo-sharing social network.
Daniel Hernandez, who became a school board member following the 2011 shootings in Arizona, is being targeted for his sexual orientation and for supporting gun laws. “This is the worst kind of politics,” Hernandez told BuzzFeed.
“Nothing like waking up to a poll saying you’re the nation’s least popular senator,” the Arizona Republican deadpanned on Facebook recently.
Collins, Hagan, Landrieu and McCain to feel the love from Americans For Responsible Solutions.
“This legislation met [the] test,” Obama says. “Too many Senators failed theirs.”
With time running out for a deal, proponents hope extra time granted by attack will tilt the scales in their favor.
Mark Kelly says despite friendship with Jeff Flake, he’ll work to kick him out of the Senate if he votes against background checks.
“There are solutions we can agree on, even gun owners like us,” Giffords says in ad. “Take it from me, Congress must act. Let’s get this done.
“You must act. Be bold, be courageous. Americans are counting on you,” Giffords tells lawmakers.
In one of the most touching moments in recent convention history, the former Congresswomen from Arizona lead the Democratic convention in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
She kisses his ring! And Mark Kelly slips him their book.
The former Congresswoman, who was almost killed in a shooting last January, scaled the French Alps with her husband astronaut Mark Kelly. The trip was part of a milestone to unveil a plate for the 100th anniversary of the discovery of cosmic rays by Victor Hess.
The Aurora, CO mass shooting has already drawn comparisons to the crime that wounded Giffords last January. Now her husband Mark Kelly is offering his condolences.
Says after Giffords shooting, Obama should have aggressively pushed for new legislation.
Ron Barber, running to fill the seat vacated in Arizona when Rep. Gabby Giffords resigned from the House, spins when asked about who he is supporting for president. “My vote is my vote.”
There wasn’t a dry eye in Congress as Gabby Giffords resigned from the House of Representatives, least of all the Speaker’s. A genuinely emotional moment, all politics aside.
“Everyday, I am working hard. I will recover and will return.” Giffords celebrated moments before resigning to focus on her recovery.
I’m too upset to comment.
And she looks great! It’s been said ad nauseum, but it’s true…her recovery is nothing short of miraculous.
And she’s smiling. The first photos of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot appeared on her public Facebook page Sunday morning.
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The man who shot Rep. Giffords and at least 9 others in Arizona today has been identified as Jared Lee Loughner. In the next 5 videos, Loughner offers a look inside his conspiracy-oriented mind on his own Youtube Channel.
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Congresswoman Giffords spoke to MSNBC last year about how Republican rhetoric had already resulted in threats of violence.
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Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic congresswoman from Arizona, was shot today at a public event outside a grocery store. A spokesman for the Pima County sheriff says that at least 12 people were shot. Update: Reuters is reporting Giffords is still alive, currently in emergency surgery.