Giffords, Kelly to write another book
February 11th, 2014
11:06 AM ET
2 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
Giffords on gun control: 'We'll persist'
January 8th, 2014
08:27 AM ET
3 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
December 12th, 2013
09:03 PM ET
4 months ago

Mark Kelly: No movement on gun control since Newtown

(CNN) – A prominent gun-control advocate says children are no safer today from gun violence than they were a year ago when a lone shooter killed 20 first graders at a Connecticut elementary school.

Mark Kelly, whose wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was severely wounded in a shooting in Arizona in 2011, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday the nation's conversation on gun control has stalled.
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Filed under: Gun control • Mark Kelly • NRA
Giffords, Kelly group launches veterans initiative for gun control
November 8th, 2013
03:24 PM ET
5 months ago

Giffords, Kelly group launches veterans initiative for gun control

(CNN) – Dozens of retired senior military veterans are signing onto Americans for Responsible Solutions, the pro-gun control group of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly.

The new initiative, Veterans for Responsible Solutions, will support Giffords and Kelly's wider efforts by bringing to bear the experience of military veterans who've sworn to defend the Second Amendment and have themselves been well versed in the use of firearms.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly • Veterans
Giffords, Kelly have lunch with former President Bush 41
July 7th, 2013
08:03 PM ET
10 months ago

Giffords, Kelly have lunch with former President Bush 41

Washington (CNN) – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, on their nationwide gun control tour, met former President George H.W. Bush this weekend.

Giffords and Kelly met Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush for lunch on Saturday at the Bush compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.
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July 2nd, 2013
08:04 AM ET
10 months ago

Giffords shoots gun during tour to promote background checks

Updated 9:48 a.m. ET, 7/2

Washington (CNN) – Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, are in Alaska Tuesday on the second stop of a week-long, seven state tour across the nation trying to build public support for enhanced background checks for gun purchases.

The stops are specifically aimed at states where Senators voted no in April, such as Sen. Joe Heck (R-Nevada) and Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), or those who voted yes, including Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), for the Manchin-Toomey background check provision that would have brought enhanced background checks to guns bought at shows or over the internet.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
July 1st, 2013
05:37 PM ET
10 months ago

Mark Kelly, Gabby Giffords weigh tough tactics on gun control

(CNN) - Mark Kelly and his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, couldn’t get Congress to act on their appeal for stricter gun control. So now, they are taking their case on the road and contemplating hard-ball politics to get their way.

Giffords was shot in the head two years ago during a political event at an Arizona supermarket and continues to recover.

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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Mark Kelly
Manchin, Kelly vow to fight for expanded background checks
April 18th, 2013
04:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Manchin, Kelly vow to fight for expanded background checks

Washington (CNN) - The Democrat who worked to expand background checks in the Senate told a group of reporters Thursday that the National Rifle Association's "scoring system," in which the group grades members of Congress, combined with members' fear of being seen as flip-floppers, derailed the measure.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, who worked alongside Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, said the NRA's decision to include votes on the bipartisan amendment in its important rankings dissuaded members in pro-gun states from stepping up. "If they hadn't scored it, we'd have gotten 70 votes," he said. "I predict 70 votes without a scoring." He also vowed to bring the measure back at some point for a vote.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Joe Manchin • Mark Kelly • Senate
Kelly says he’d work to defeat a friend, Sen. Flake, if need be
April 16th, 2013
10:21 PM ET
1 year ago

Kelly says he’d work to defeat a friend, Sen. Flake, if need be

(CNN) – Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, said he might use their gun control advocacy group to work toward the ouster of Sen. Jeff Flake in 2018 if the Republican senator from Arizona votes against firearm legislation.

Flake, a former U.S. congressman, and Giffords are known as longtime friends, Kelly said.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Jeff Flake • Mark Kelly
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
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