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Giffords, Tucsonans recite Gettysburg Address

A Youtube video posted by filmmaker Ken Burns shows former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and a series of Southern Arizonans reciting the Gettysburg Address, delivered 150 years ago by President Abraham Lincoln.... Read more»1

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Mark Kelly: Prayers for victims of DC massacre

From Mark Kelly: “Gabby and I are holding the victims of today’s massacre at the Washington Navy Yard in our thoughts and prayers, and we know that nothing will bring solace to the families who lost loved ones.”... Read more»

Giffords' gun group to return Midler foundation donation

Donations from nonprofits to Americans for Responsible Solutions — including a $10,000 contribution from Bette Midler’s family foundation — will be returned because the donors violated tax laws, the gun-control group founded by Gabrielle Giffords said.... Read more»

Gun lobby's money and power still holds sway over Congress

The power of the gun lobby is rooted in multiple factors, among them the pure passion of many gun owners, the NRA’s ability to motivate its most fervent members to swarm their representatives, and the lobby’s ability to get out the vote. Lawmakers’ fear may not be justified, but recent votes reveal that it still exists.... Read more»

Kelly, Giffords vow to continue gun-control fight

A resolute Mark Kelly vowed Thursday that he and wife Gabrielle Giffords, a gun victim and former congresswoman, will campaign even harder for gun control after the Senate refused to expand background checks for gun sales.... Read more»1

Flake, Giffords part ways on background check bill

Minutes after he shared a stage with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he still plans to oppose a bill supported by Giffords that calls for expanded background checks for gun buyers. The pair appeared together as Vice President Biden helped dedicate a room in the Capitol Visitor Center for slain aide Gabe Zimmerman.... Read more»6

Video: Mark Kelly pulls daughter's dog off stricken sea lion

Amateur video showing Mark Kelly, the ex-astronaut husband of Gabrielle Giffords, pulling a dog off a baby sea lion at a California beach over the weekend, has been posted on YouTube.... Read more»

Gun shop owner cancels Mark Kelly's purchase of AR-15

The owner of a Tucson gun store has canceled the sale of an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle by Mark Kelly, the ex-astronaut husband of Gabrielle Giffords, because he did not plan to keep the gun for personal use.... Read more»1

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Kelly rifle buy riles right

Didja hear? Mark Kelly bought an AR-15. And the right wing went ape.... Read more»1

Giffords returns to Safeway shooting site, calls for gun checks

Gabby Giffords continued her call for tighter gun controls Wednesday in Tucson, returning to a Northwest Side grocery store to stand on the spot where she was shot a little over two years ago to hold a news conference. “Be bold. Be courageous. Please support background checks,” Giffords said. (with full video)... Read more»3

Tucson lawyer tells senators assault-weapons ban is misguided

Tucson lawyer David Hardy told a Senate committee that limiting semiautomatic weapons would be a misguided response to mass shootings that have sparked renewed calls for gun control. Others at the often-contentious hearing said something must be done.... Read more»

Families of Tucson shooting victims urge D.C. to act on gun control

Emily Nottingham, whose son was killed in the 2011 Tucson mass shooting that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was in Washington Tuesday urging lawmakers to pass stronger background checks and ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.... Read more»

Giffords to Senate: 'Too many children are dying'

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had a deliberate message for lawmakers Wednesday. “Too many children are dying. We must do something,” she told senators, speaking briefly before her husband, Mark Kelly, testified on gun control. (with video)... Read more»4

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U.S. Att'y: Reasonable gun controls recognize rights, obligations

While most American believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual’s right to bear arms, they also believe that we all share a responsibility to take all reasonable steps to ensure that guns are used safely and don’t fall into the wrong hands. The president’s proposals recognize both our right and our obligations.... Read more»

Giffords, Kelly launch gun-control effort

Two years to the day after being shot through the head, Gabrielle Giffords announced an effort to “stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence” in launching Americans for Responsible Solutions.... Read more»

Giffords, Kelly to make TV appearance

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, will appear in an interview taped with ABC’s Diane Sawyer on Tuesday night — the second anniversary of the Jan. 8 attack that led to Giffords’ resignation from Congress.... Read more»1

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