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Giffords on Gun Violence: &#39;Enough&#39;
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 Violence: 'Enough' 
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Giffords on Gun Violence: 'Enough'

Giffords, Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about gun control group

(Newser) - Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly sat down with Diane Sawyer last night to talk about their new gun control group and their emotional visit to Newtown in the wake of the school shooting there. Highlights from ABC News :
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Giffords, Kelly Launch Gun Control Group

They say it will be able to counter the gun lobby's influence

(Newser) - Today is the second anniversary of Gabrielle Giffords' shooting , and she and Mark Kelly mark the occasion by launching a group pushing for "responsible" gun laws. "Until now, the gun lobby's political contributions, advertising, and lobbying have dwarfed spending from anti-gun-violence groups. No longer," they write...

Conn. Lawmaker to Giffords: 'Stay Out!'

DebraLee Hovey didn't take kindly to Giffords' visit

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords visited Newtown, Conn., on Friday, and though it seems difficult to imagine such an event could stir up controversy, one state legislator managed to do so. On the day of Giffords' visit, State Rep. DebraLee Hovey posted, "Gabby Gifford [sic] stay out of my towns!!" on...

Gabby Giffords Heads to Newtown

Will meet privately with shooting victims' families

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords is planning a trip a Newtown home today, where she'll meet privately with families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims, the AP reports. Connecticut's lieutenant governor has also been invited to the meeting, which is "planned but not confirmed," officials say. It's possible...

NASA Taps Astronaut for Longest US Space Mission

Scott Kelly to spend a year in space

(Newser) - His twin brother may be the bigger household name , but that could change come 2015. Capt. Scott Kelly, who claims Mark Kelly and wife Gabby Giffords among his family members, is scheduled to blast off on a one-year mission to the International Space Station in the spring of that year....

Gabby Giffords Staffer Wins Her House Seat

Ron Barber was wounded in the 2011 shooting spree

(Newser) - The man handpicked by Gabby Giffords to take her House seat has prevailed by a razor-thin margin, reports the AP via the Huffington Post . Ron Barber, a Giffords aide who was wounded in the leg and cheek in the 2011 Tucson shooting spree, defeated Republican Martha McSally. Barber has been...

'Gabby and I Are Done Thinking About You'

Loughner gets life for Giffords rampage

(Newser) - Gabby Giffords stood about 20 feet away from Jared Lee Loughner in court today but chose not to speak at his sentencing—during which a judge guaranteed that he will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, reports AP . Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, delivered...

Giffords to Confront Gunman in Court

Jared Lee Loughner set for life sentencing

(Newser) - The Arizona gunman who killed six people and wounded 13, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will be sentenced to life in prison this morning—and Giffords herself will be in the courtroom, Politico reports. A federal plea bargain this summer will put Jared Lee Loughner, 24, behind bars for life,...

Loughner Pleads Guilty, Is Deemed Competent

Gabrielle Giffords supports plea that spares him the death penalty

(Newser) - Jared Lee Loughner won't face the death penalty for his shooting spree against Gabrielle Giffords that killed six. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty today and will likely get a life sentence instead, reports AP . Before the plea, the judge declared Loughner competent to stand trial should he go that route,...

Loughner Will Plead Guilty: Source

Will likely get a life sentence in exchange for doing so

(Newser) - Some 18 months after Gabrielle Giffords and a dozen others were wounded in the Tucson mass shooting that killed six, Jared Lee Loughner is set to plead guilty, two sources tell the Los Angeles Times . It reports that psych experts will on Tuesday testify that Loughner is competent do so,...

Ex-Giffords Aide Barber Wins Special Election

Hefty victory for former staffer hurt in Tucson shooting

(Newser) - Former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber has won the special election for her seat in Congress, AP reports. With 100% of precincts reporting, the Democrat has 52% of the vote to Republican Jesse Kelly's 45%, according to Politico . Giffords resigned a year after she was shot in the head...

Poll: Dem Ahead 12 Points in Giffords Special Election

PPP puts Barber way ahead of Kelly; party predicts tighter race

(Newser) - Democrat Ron Barber is heading into today's special election in Arizona to replace Gabrielle Giffords with a healthy lead, according to Public Policy Polling. The Democratic-leaning pollsters say that Barber, a senior Giffords aide who was critically injured in the mass shooting last year that killed six people and...

Mark Kelly: Gabby Should Find Closure Tomorrow

Ron Barber battles Jesse Kelly for Giffords' old seat

(Newser) - Arizona voters head to the polls tomorrow to determine who will replace Gabrielle Giffords in Congress; yesterday, Giffords herself weighed in on the matter. The former congresswoman made a campaign appearance on behalf of former aide Ron Barber, who faces Republican Jesse Kelly in what's expected to be a...

Giffords' Old Nemesis Wins GOP Primary for Her Seat

Jesse Kelly almost unseated former congresswoman in 2010

(Newser) - Voters in southern Arizona's 8th Congressional District last night chose Republican Jesse Kelly to face former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber in a special election to replace the wounded ex-congresswoman. Barber and Kelly will face off in June, but the two opponents have already started the war of words,...

Gabby Giffords' Hubby Pens Kids' Book

Mark Kelly spins tale of mouse in space

(Newser) - Mark Kelly retired as an astronaut just last fall—but he's already back to work. Gabrielle Giffords' husband is writing a children's book about a mouse who travels to space, the AP reports. It's called Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story, and it's inspired by some of...

Giffords Aide to Run for Her Seat

Ron Barber was shot in Tucson, too

(Newser) - Former Gabrielle Giffords aide and fellow shooting survivor Ron Barber intends to run to replace Giffords in Congress, he announced today. Barber was shot twice in the Tucson shooting spree that nearly killed Giffords, according to the Hill . "While there will never be anyone who can fill Congresswoman Giffords’...

Mark Kelly Won't Run for Wife Giffords' Seat

'I need to focus on Gabby,' he says

(Newser) - Mark Kelly has put to rest rumors that he would run for wife Gabby Giffords' congressional seat in Arizona. "I'm not running," the newly retired astronaut tells CNN in an interview airing today. "My job right now is to make sure Gabby has everything she needs....

Gabrielle Giffords Resigns
 Gabrielle Giffords Resigns 

Gabrielle Giffords Resigns

'I will recover, and will return,' resignation letter promises

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords was feted by colleagues including Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz today in her last day on the House floor. "Today I know that now is not the time. I have more work to do on my recovery before I can again serve in elected...

Giffords Says Goodbye in Tucson

Arizona congresswoman resigns to focus on recovery

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords said farewell to her constituents in Tucson today during the final bittersweet hours of her time as US representative, the AP reports. In her office, she hugged and met with other survivors of the shooting that left six dead and thirteen injured last year. "It was very...

Gabby Giffords: I'm Leaving Congress
 Giffords: I'm Leaving Congress 

Giffords: I'm Leaving Congress

'I have more work to do,' says Arizona congresswoman

(Newser) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is stepping down from the Arizona congressional seat that nearly cost her her life, she announced in a YouTube video posted today. "Arizona is my home. Always will be. A lot has happened over this past year," she says, voicing her hopes for progress on...

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