June 18th, 2014
09:01 AM ET
5 months ago

At annual women’s Congressional softball game, Gabby Giffords throws out first pitch

Updated 8:18 p.m. ET, 6/18/2014

Washington (CNN) – Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords threw out the first pitch at Wednesday’s Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Giffords’s ability to throw the first pitch is a feat in itself. She played in the annual game until she was critically injured by a gunshot wound to her head. The 2011 incident killed six people and injured 17 others and forced her to resign from Congress.

The members’ team pitcher, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, walked Giffords onto the diamond in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington before nearly 1,000 spectators.

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Gabby Giffords' group announces 2014 election strategy
June 4th, 2014
10:39 AM ET
6 months ago

Gabby Giffords' group announces 2014 election strategy

Washington (CNN) – The group founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly to help push for changes in gun laws will continue trying to counter the efforts of the powerful National Rifle Association this election year.

Group officials announced they will focus on seven key Senate races and four House re-election contests that are expected to be close.
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Filed under: 2014 • Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
April 30th, 2014
09:59 AM ET
7 months ago

Gabby Giffords says she's doing yoga

Washington (CNN) - Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Tuesday night her spirit is "strong as ever," and she's working hard to recover from her 2011 gunshot wound through different kinds of therapy.

"Speech therapy. Physical therapy. And yoga, too," she told Democratic activists at an event hosted by EMILY's List.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords
Bill Clinton to headline fundraiser for Giffords’ group
April 23rd, 2014
03:07 PM ET
7 months ago

Bill Clinton to headline fundraiser for Giffords’ group

Washington (CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser in Manhattan on Wednesday evening for the gun control group founded by former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, a source familiar with the event confirmed to CNN.

Approximately 50 people will attend the fundraiser for the group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, at a private home.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
Giffords, Kelly to write another book
February 11th, 2014
11:06 AM ET
10 months ago

Giffords, Kelly to write another book

Washington (CNN) – Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recovering from a 2011 gunshot wound to the head, and her husband Mark Kelly will write a book to be issued later this year on gun rights and gun violence, their publisher, Scribner, announced Tuesday.

The book, "Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence," is set to be published in June.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Mark Kelly
Gabby Giffords drives for first time since shooting
February 7th, 2014
01:32 PM ET
10 months ago

Gabby Giffords drives for first time since shooting

(CNN) - Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords drove a car for the first time since she was critically wounded in a shooting three years ago during a political event in Arizona.

"2014 will be a year of many wins for me–moments when I do something I thought I might never be able to do again," Giffords said in a post to her Facebook page Friday along with a video of her behind the wheel on a closed driving course.

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Giffords asks 'What is Congress afraid of?' in SOTU gun control ad
January 27th, 2014
10:37 PM ET
10 months ago

Giffords asks 'What is Congress afraid of?' in SOTU gun control ad

(CNN) - Gabby Giffords' gun control group will air an ad featuring the former congresswoman around Tuesday’s State of the Union address, pushing Congress to take action on legislation expanding background checks on firearms sales.

Capitalizing on the wide audience, Americans for Responsible Solutions will run the ad nationwide around the President's speech.

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Giffords on gun control: 'We'll persist'
January 8th, 2014
08:27 AM ET
11 months ago

Giffords on gun control: 'We'll persist'

(CNN) – Three years to the day that she was critically wounded in a mass shooting that left six dead, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords called for persistence in the fight for gun control, and revealed for the first time that she now has movement in her right arm.

In an opinion piece Wednesday for the New York Times, the Democrat from Arizona described the daily "gritty, painful, frustrating work" of rehab and compares it to her mission to strengthen gun laws, saying "our fight is a lot more like my rehab. Every day, we must wake up resolved and determined. We'll pay attention to the details; look for opportunities for progress, even when the pace is slow."
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
Gabby Giffords named honorary chairwoman for military spouses group
November 15th, 2013
04:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Gabby Giffords named honorary chairwoman for military spouses group

Washington (CNN) - Since leaving her role as U.S. Representative for Arizona's 8th district last year, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has become a national advocate for gun control reform, but is also devoting herself to another personal issue.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced Friday that she will serve as the honorary chairwoman of its "Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse" program. Giffords is married to former Navy Captain and NASA astronaut Mark Kelly.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords
November 12th, 2013
07:57 AM ET
1 year ago

Tweet of the day: Hillary and Gabby

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met up with former Rep. Gabby Giffords at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards last night.

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