Gabrielle Giffords


On January 8, 2011, Arizona Congresswoman Giffords, a rising star in the Democratic Party, was holding a “Congress on Your Corner” event outside a Tucson grocery store. During the meet-and-greet with constituents, a gunman shot Giffords in the head and killed six others, including a federal judge and one of Giffords’s aides, wounding thirteen others. Severely injured, Giffords went on to make a miraculous recovery, but stepped down from the House a year later to focus on our health. Together with her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, she launched Americans for Responsible Solutions, one of the nation’s premiere organizations dedicated to combating gun violence. In 2016, the organization joined the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and was renamed Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence.

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