Gabby Giffords

US President Barack Obama is accompanied by former lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords (L), vice president Joe Biden (R) and family members of Newtown school shooting victims as he speaks on gun control at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2013. Obama on Wednesday slammed what he called a "minority" in the US Senate for blocking legislation that would have expanded background checks on those seeking to buy guns. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Slams Senators Who Oppose Gun Measure

President Barack Obama says the Senate’s opposition to a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers marks a “shameful day for Washington.” He says a minority of senators decided “it wasn’t worth it” to protect the nation’s children.

04/17/2013

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly are joined by survivors of the Tucson shooting as they call for Congress and the Senate to provide stricter gun control in the United States during a news conference on March 6, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

NRA: Mark Kelly Buying Guns Is ‘Cheap Publicity Stunt’

The husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords generated nearly 4,000 comments on Facebook from people on both sides of the gun debate after he posted a photo of himself buying a military-style rifle — a purchase he said he made to demonstrate how easy it is to obtain the kind of firearms he’s lobbying Congress to ban.

03/13/2013

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and husband astronaut Mark Kelly receive the medal of Valor at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Annual National Tribute Dinner Honoring Jerry Bruckheimer at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Gabby Giffords, Husband Launch Political Action Committee For Gun Control

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured.

01/08/2013

An aerial shot of Sandy Hook Elementary School, site of one of the worst school shootings in America's history. (credit: Getty Images)

Could Newtown Shooting be Gun-Control Tipping Point?

The question surfaces each time a mass murder unfolds: Will this one change the political calculus in Washington against tougher gun control?

12/15/2012

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., walks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Husband: Gabby Giffords, Loughner Had ‘Quite The Staring Contest’

The pain was palpable, measured in silent stares in the courtroom between an emotionless murderer and wounded former congresswoman who looked her attempted killer in the eyes for the first time since he shot her in the head.

11/09/2012

In this handout provided by the Pima County Sheriff's Forensic Unit, Jared Lee Loughner, is seen. (credit: Pima County Sheriff's Forensic Unit via Getty Images)

Giffords Confronts Loughner As He Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.

11/08/2012

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., smiles during the "Remembering January 8th Candlelight Vigil" held at the University of Arizona Mall on Jan. 8, 2012 in Tucson, Ariz.

Giffords’ Resignation Sets Up Free-For-All For Congressional Seat

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ decision to resign from Congress sets up a political free-for-all in her competitive southeastern Arizona district, with voters set to pick a temporary replacement and then a full-term representative in rapid succession.

01/23/2012

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband Mark Kelly wave goodbye to the thousand in attendance at the "Remembering January 8th Candlelight Vigil" held at the University of Arizona Mall on Jan. 8, 2012 in Tucson, Ariz. (credit: Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Tucson Shooting Survivor: Giffords Makes Me Want To ‘Vomit’

A man whose wife died in the deadly Tucson shooting one year ago says Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband makes him want to “vomit.”

01/11/2012

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