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Watch live: Gabby Giffords holds event at supermarket where she was shot

Shooting victim Gabby Giffords and others hold an event at the Safeway supermarket where the 2011 Tucson shooting occurred to urge action on “common sense solutions” to reduce gun violence. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on March 6. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Tucson shooting survivor heartened by Obama’s gun plan: ‘Now is the time’

Two years ago Patricia Maisch gained first-hand experience of America’s epidemic of gun violence. She was attending a street rally called by Tucson politician Gabby Giffords when shooting erupted, and she helped disarm the gunman by grabbing his second magazine thus preventing him from reloading. Unharmed in the incident that…

U.S. Navy names warship after Gabby Giffords

The US Navy named a new warship after Gabrielle Giffords on Friday, honoring the former Arizona lawmaker who survived a gunman’s bullet to the head a year ago. The USS Gabrielle Giffords represented a fitting tribute to a congresswoman who embodies the navy’s “unwavering courage,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz gives tearful farewell to Gabby Giffords

For once, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) wasn’t the one crying on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. During a moving ceremony on Wednesday, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was shot in the head last year, made her final appearance in the House as a member of Congress,…

Gabby Giffords announces she will step down from Congress

More than a year after surviving a gunshot to her head, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) will step down from office to focus on her continued recovery. In a video released from her Youtube page, Giffords expressed her gratitude for the all the support she has received. “I have more work…

Shot U.S. lawmaker Giffords makes dramatic return for debt vote

Seven months after she was shot in the head, US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords made a dramatic return to the House of Representatives on Monday to vote for a major austerity bill. The House chamber broke into a sudden standing ovation in the midst of voting as word spread that Giffords…

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