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April 14, 2013
It’s about home protection. If you are a single mom or dad and can’t afford a shotgun, we’ll give one to you.
Tucson resident Shaun McClusky • Discussing his work with the Armed Citizen Project, a program whose goal is to hand out guns to people in working-class neighborhoods in cities around the country, including Tucson, which had a major shooting just two years ago. (Yes, they do background checks before handing them out.) The approach, understandably, has drawn controversy, along with a response from a local activist in Tucson, who launched a competing endeavor called the School Supply Giveaway campaign.
15:54 // 1 year ago
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
July 5, 2012
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February 28, 2012

Gabrielle Giffords weighs strong on special election for her former seat

  • 671 signatures needed for the special election for Giffords’ old seat
  • 7,110 signatures received by Giffords’ former aide, Ron Barber source

» His closest GOP competitor got a fraction of that: Barber, who was encouraged by Giffords to run for the seat, has a major leg up in the April 17 primary for Arizona’s eighth Congressional district. The special election takes place in June. However, while Barber will run uncontested for the primary this time around, Democrats may take him on in the general election in November. A variety of Republicans are running for the seat, which is in a swing district.

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10:42 // 2 years ago
January 25, 2012
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords resignation letter to Congress, Governor

Gabrielle Giffords’ resignation letter, in Scribd format. (thanks Matt)

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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