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March 13, 2013
Scary to think of people buying guns like these without a background check at a gun show or the Internet. We really need to close the gun show and private seller loop hole.
Former astronaut Mark Kelly • Discussing his recent purchase of an assault rifle, which he posted about on his Facebook page. Kelly, who is married to Gabrielle Giffords and co-founded the gun control group Americans for Responsible Solutions with the former congresswoman, was trying to buy the rifle in an effort to better understand the process behind buying a gun. But the effort backfired, with gun rights supporters on the Facebook page calling him a hypocrite or “two faced coward.” In other words, buying assault rifles under the guise of showing the need for gun control isn’t a good idea. And also, gun rights supporters are kind of jerks.
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August 12, 2012
Gabby goes home: Over a year and a half after the shooting that nearly took her life (and nearly a week after the man who shot her, Jared Loughner, pleaded guilty), Gabrielle Giffords is heading back to Tucson. We wish her luck as she moves on with her life. (ht Andrew Hart)

Gabby goes home: Over a year and a half after the shooting that nearly took her life (and nearly a week after the man who shot her, Jared Loughner, pleaded guilty), Gabrielle Giffords is heading back to Tucson. We wish her luck as she moves on with her life. (ht Andrew Hart)

16:05 // 1 year ago
August 7, 2012
We don’t speak for all of the victims or their families, but Gabby and I are satisfied with this plea agreement….Avoiding a trial will allow us — and we hope the whole Southern Arizona community — to continue with our recovery and move forward with our lives.
Astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords • Confirming that his family supports the plea deal between Jared Lee Loughner and prosecutors that will reportedly see the alleged spend life in prison, but avoid any chance of receiving the death penalty. Loughner was declared mentally fit to stand trial in a hearing on Tuesday, after which he pleaded guilty.  source (viafollow)
16:21 // 1 year ago
June 12, 2012
Some of those people used to be her supporters. But now Ron has his own team that’s energized to make sure he gets across the finish line on Tuesday, and Gabby is very excited about that.
Gabrielle Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly • Discussing her meeting with volunteers for her former district office director, Ron Barber, on Sunday. Barber faces a tough election battle to fill Giffords’ former seat tonight. Giffords’ opponent in 2010, former Marine Jesse Kelly, lost by a mere 4,000 votes, and he’s facing Barber. By pure numbers, the Republican may have an easier time reaching victory — there are 26,000 more Republicans registered in the district (in and around Tucson, Arizona), than Democrats. But Barber has the support of Giffords, and that might make all the difference.
10:37 // 1 year ago
January 8, 2012
Speaking of Gabby Giffords, here’s how she spent her day: While the Congresswoman certainly didn’t have an easy time of it, she led the Pledge of Allegiance at a candlelight vigil today honoring the victims of last year’s Tucson shooting, where she nearly died. According to those at the memorial events today, the community finds strength in her recovery. “It’s given everybody a lift to see how she progressed,” said preschool aide Cheryl Lillie, 57. (Photo by Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times)

Speaking of Gabby Giffords, here’s how she spent her day: While the Congresswoman certainly didn’t have an easy time of it, she led the Pledge of Allegiance at a candlelight vigil today honoring the victims of last year’s Tucson shooting, where she nearly died. According to those at the memorial events today, the community finds strength in her recovery. “It’s given everybody a lift to see how she progressed,” said preschool aide Cheryl Lillie, 57. (Photo by Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times)

23:13 // 2 years ago
November 24, 2011
Gabrielle Giffords has more to be thankful for than most do this year, so how did she celebrate? She handed out food to the troops. Like a boss. We hope this warms your heart. It did ours.

Gabrielle Giffords has more to be thankful for than most do this year, so how did she celebrate? She handed out food to the troops. Like a boss. We hope this warms your heart. It did ours.

18:06 // 2 years ago
November 14, 2011

Via Mediaite, part of the Gabby Giffords interview. To have come so far in such a short time is amazing. Giffords says she will not return to Congress until she is “better.” But the way she jokes with her husband Mark, as well as with Diane Sawyer (whose hair she fixes), definitely shows that she’s far closer to “better” than anyone could’ve imagined.

23:14 // 2 years ago
June 15, 2011

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords discharged from hospital

  • 1/8/2011 Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot through the head during a town hall event outside a Safeway in Tucson, Arizona. The shooter was Jared Lee Loughner, a man of obvious mental illness who killed six people that day. Giffords, however, survived and was rushed into intensive care.
  • 6/15/2011 Just over five months after a bullet passed through her brain, Gabby Giffords has been released from a hospital in Houston, having made enough rehab progress to begin outpatient therapy. She’s yet got a lot of challenges ahead, but this is unadulterated, joyous news. source

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18:28 // 2 years ago
May 16, 2011
It was emotional to see the congresswoman for the first time in four months but it was also very inspirational. To actually see her and talk with her, it was a very moving experience.
Mark Kimble, communications staffer for Gabrielle Giffords • Speaking about seeing Giffords for the first time since the January shooting that nearly killed her. Giffords was staying at a hotel in Florida so she could watch her husband, Mark Kelly, launch in the shuttle Endeavor at the Kennedy Space Center. While there, she was able to meet with some of her staff that she hadn’t seen since the fateful day, likely an intensely emotional reunion for all involved. That she made the trip is testimony both to the amazing care and rehabilitation she’s received, as well as the incredible and improbable success she’s had in recovery. source (viafollow)
16:00 // 2 years ago