April 9th, 2013
02:27 PM ET
1 year ago

'Stronger, better, tougher': Giffords improves, but she'll never be the same

Tucson, Arizona (CNN) - What is most shocking about Gabby Giffords now is how much she looks like her old self. Her golden locks are back, so is the sparkle in her eyes and her broad smile. Gone is the short hair and thin frame we saw at the beginning of her recovery.

Yet she knows she will never be the same.

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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords
April 8th, 2013
09:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Gabby Giffords still appreciates gun culture

(CNN) - Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was nearly killed more than 2 years ago by a man with a gun. Today, her brain injuries make speaking difficult, and yet she has become an active spokeswoman for new restrictions on guns.

Ironically she has not lost her love of guns. Target practice is still a form of entertainment at her mother's house deep in the Arizona desert. Her husband Mark Kelly uses pots and water bottles as targets, while Giffords watches from the patio with her mother cheering him on.

Watch more of Dana Bash’s interview with Gabby Giffords Tuesday on AC360 – 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET, only on CNN.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Mark Kelly
Giffords' group makes new pitch to the West
April 3rd, 2013
01:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Giffords' group makes new pitch to the West

Washington (CNN) – The group formed by former congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly to push for new gun control measures is trying to build support in the Western U.S.

In what is called a "significant" six figure ad buy, Americans Responsible for Solutions is putting up web ads in Giffords' home state of Arizona as well as in Colorado, Montana and Nevada mentioning senators in each state.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control
Graham won't join gun legislation filibuster
March 31st, 2013
12:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Graham won't join gun legislation filibuster

(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham does not support extending background checks to gun sales between two individuals, nor does he think such a bill would pass the Senate, but he said Sunday he will not hold the measure up with a filibuster

"The only way I would filibuster a bill is if Sen. (Harry) Reid did not allow alternative amendments," the South Carolina Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union with Candy Crowley."
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Lindsey Graham • Mark Kelly
March 11th, 2013
03:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Gabby Giffords' husband buys assault weapon

(CNN) – Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords and an outspoken advocate for new gun control measures, purchased an AR-15 assault rifle in Tucson recently as a demonstration of what he says are unobtrusive background checks.

The retired space shuttle commander wrote on his Facebook page he would turn in the weapon – which he said he hadn't yet obtained - to the city's police department.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun rights
Giffords to receive JFK Profile in Courage award
March 8th, 2013
08:58 AM ET
1 year ago

Giffords to receive JFK Profile in Courage award

(CNN) - Gabrielle Giffords, the former congresswoman from Arizona who was shot and wounded in a 2011 shooting, has been named this year's recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, the JFK Library said.


Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords
Graham introduces background check bill with NRA backing
March 6th, 2013
08:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Graham introduces background check bill with NRA backing

Washington (CNN) – New legislation introduced Wednesday aims to close one loophole in the process of purchasing a gun.

The bill from Sen. Lindsey Graham and three other bipartisan lawmakers expands the scope of mental health information submitted to the background check system used by gun sellers. It has the backing of the National Rifle Association, and background check-related legislation has been considered the most likely of the various gun violence proposals to survive the legislative process.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Jeff Flake • Lindsey Graham • Mark Begich • NRA
Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly tout background checks
March 6th, 2013
03:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly tout background checks

(CNN) - Gabrielle Giffords, a former congresswoman shot and wounded more than two years ago, urged support for background checks on Wednesday.

She and her husband, Mark Kelly, spoke at a gun control rally in Tucson, Arizona, the same place where an assailant shot her in the head.

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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
Gabby Giffords in new ad: 'Congress must act'
February 11th, 2013
10:54 AM ET
1 year ago

Gabby Giffords in new ad: 'Congress must act'

(CNN) - Looking into the camera with her husband standing alongside, Gabrielle Giffords says, "Let's get this done."

The former congresswoman, who was severely injured after being shot in the head two years ago, appears in a new television ad released Monday and urges Congress to take action on issuing tougher gun laws.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address starting Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Follow our real-time State of the Union live blog at cnn.com/conversation.
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Filed under: Ads • Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
February 9th, 2013
05:42 PM ET
1 year ago

Giffords to attend State of the Union

(CNN) – Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, critically injured in a 2011 mass shooting, will attend the president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday as a guest of Rep. Ron Barber, who replaced her in the House.

She resigned her seat in Congress in the day after the State of the Union last year. On his way to the rostrum to deliver his remarks in the annual address, President Barack Obama stopped to embrace her.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control
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