Gabrielle Giffords http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24329/all en Former US lawmaker Giffords launches gun control initiative http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/former-us-lawmaker-giffords-launches-gun-control-initiative <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Wounded Arizona ex-lawmaker says "enough"</p> <p>* Group seeks "common-sense" solutions to curb violence</p> <p>* Giffords initiative aims to raise funds, challenge NRA</p> <p>By Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative<br /> Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded two years ago in an<br /> Arizona shooting, is launching a group aimed at curbing gun<br /> violence and raising enough money to challenge the well-funded<br /> gun lobby.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/former-us-lawmaker-giffords-launches-gun-control-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Armed Attack Business Contact Details Death Family Relation Gabrielle Giffords Gabrielle Giffords Gun control Gun politics Murder Person Career Person Relation Quotation School shooting Technology Tucson shooting Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:45:23 +0000 5731605 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Former US lawmaker Giffords launches gun control drive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-3-former-us-lawmaker-giffords-launches-gun-control-drive <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Wounded Arizona ex-lawmaker says "enough"</p> <p>* Group seeks "common-sense" solutions to curb violence</p> <p>* Giffords initiative aims to raise funds, challenge NRA</p> <p>By Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona is launching a group aimed at curbing gun violence, challenging the political clout of the well-funded gun lobby two years after she was shot in the head while meeting with constituents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-3-former-us-lawmaker-giffords-launches-gun-control-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Gabrielle Giffords Gabrielle Giffords Health Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:45:41 +0000 5731834 at http://www.globalpost.com Giffords gun control group wants $20 million for 2014 elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/giffords-gun-control-group-wants-20-million-2014-elections <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Giffords effort wants to counter NRA campaign money</p> <p>* Goal would "far dwarf" past attempts - professor</p> <p>By David Ingram and Tim Gaynor</p> <p>WASHINGTON/PHOENIX, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A new gun control group led by Gabrielle Giffords, the former U.S. congresswoman wounded in a Tucson shooting rampage, wants to raise $20 million for the 2014 congressional elections, matching the National Rifle Association's spending in last November's elections, the group's treasurer said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/giffords-gun-control-group-wants-20-million-2014-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Business Entertainment Environment Gabrielle Giffords Health Law Politics United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:15:24 +0000 5732463 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Giffords to testify at U.S. Senate gun violence hearing:sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/blank-headline-received-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Fixes title and typo)</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, nearly killed in 2011 shooting attack, will make an unannounced appearance on Wednesday at the first congressional hearing on gun violence since last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, sources said.</p> <p>Giffords will be accompanied by her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly. The couple recently founded Americans for Responsible Solutions, a private group to combat gun violence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/blank-headline-received-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gabrielle Giffords Mark Kelly Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:15:47 +0000 5741489 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Gabby Giffords to testify at US hearing on gun violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-gabby-giffords-testify-at-us-hearing-gun-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Refiles to add dropped letter in paragraph 8)</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords, grievously wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, will make an appearance on Wednesday at the first congressional hearing on gun violence since last month's Connecticut elementary school massacre.</p> <p>According to a senior Democratic aide and a person familiar with the proceedings, Giffords will testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-gabby-giffords-testify-at-us-hearing-gun-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Gabby Giffords Gabrielle Giffords Health Mark Kelly Politics United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:00:21 +0000 5741507 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Giffords makes emotional plea as US lawmakers confront gun violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-us-senate-begin-hearings-gun-control-after-school-mass <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Former Arizona congresswoman was wounded in 2011</p> <p>* Senate holds 1st gun hearing since Dec. 14 school massacre</p> <p>* Obama's gun control plan faces stern challenge in Congress</p> <p>* NRA executive calls for better prosecution of current laws (Adds details, quotes throughout)</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-us-senate-begin-hearings-gun-control-after-school-mass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Entertainment Environment Gabrielle Giffords Gun politics in the United States Health Law Politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:45:26 +0000 5741526 at http://www.globalpost.com US lawmakers invite gun victims to Obama speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-lawmakers-invite-gun-victims-obama-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Joining the White House in its demand for tougher gun laws, two dozen US lawmakers will host gun violence victims and relatives Tuesday at President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.</p> <p>First Lady Michelle Obama will help lead the way, with aides confirming that the parents of Chicago shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton will join her for the speech.</p> <p>Pendleton was a teenage high school band majorette who performed at Obama's January inauguration just days before she was gunned down in Chicago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-lawmakers-invite-gun-victims-obama-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Gabrielle Giffords Health Politics Social Issues United States AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:30:37 +0000 5753134 at http://www.globalpost.com Shooting victims 'deserve' vote on gun control: Obama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/shooting-victims-deserve-vote-gun-control-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Victims of shooting violence deserve to see lawmakers vote on bills proposing tougher gun laws, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, after a spate of massacres across the United States.</p> <p>"I know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. But this time is different," Obama told lawmakers in his State of the Union address. "Each of these proposals deserves a vote in Congress."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/shooting-victims-deserve-vote-gun-control-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Disaster Gabrielle Giffords United States AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:47:03 +0000 5754121 at http://www.globalpost.com Gabby Giffords takes gun control message to scene of Tucson shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/gabby-giffords-takes-gun-control-message-scene-tucson-shooting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brad Poole</p> <p>TUCSON, Ariz., March 6 (Reuters) - Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, returning to the site of the shooting rampage where she was gravely wounded, on Wednesday urged senators to "be courageous" and support background checks for all gun buyers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/gabby-giffords-takes-gun-control-message-scene-tucson-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Business Gabrielle Giffords Gabrielle Giffords Technology United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 01:00:51 +0000 5775598 at http://www.globalpost.com US store refuses rifle to shot lawmaker's husband http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/us-store-refuses-rifle-shot-lawmakers-husband <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US gun store refused to sell a rifle to the husband of former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who has become a champion of the anti-gun lobby since her 2011 shooting.</p> <p>Diamondback Police Supply said it had given former astronaut Mark Kelly a refund for the Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm assault rifle he ordered, because it suspected he had ulterior motives for seeking to buy a weapon.</p> <p>The Arizona gun supplier's owner Douglas MacKinlay said he would give the rifle to a local police group and donate $1,295 to an organization which teaches children about guns.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/us-store-refuses-rifle-shot-lawmakers-husband" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assault weapon Gabrielle Giffords United States AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:31:34 +0000 5794621 at http://www.globalpost.com Guns handout draws fire in shot US lawmaker's city http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/guns-handout-draws-fire-shot-us-lawmakers-city <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A local businessman defended Friday a plan to hand out free guns to people in crime-hit parts of Tucson, where US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head in a 2011 massacre.</p> <p>As local politicians slammed the plan, former mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky told AFP that arming over 30 local people had nothing to do with the Giffords shooting, which revived America's perennial gun control debate. </p> <p>"I think what happened to Ms Giffords was a horrific incident. But her incident and citizens protecting themselves in their homes are completely unrelated," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/guns-handout-draws-fire-shot-us-lawmakers-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Business Gabrielle Giffords Social Issues Technology United States AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 02:30:50 +0000 5797397 at http://www.globalpost.com US lawmaker gets death threats over gun control bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/us-lawmaker-gets-death-threats-over-gun-control-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US congresswoman said Wednesday she received death threats this week for introducing a bill that would tighten the nation's gun laws.</p> <p>Representative Carolyn Maloney said she informed police that someone phoned her New York congressional office on Tuesday and threatened her over her pending legislation, which comes three months after a school massacre in neighboring Connecticut.</p> <p>"Yesterday, several death threats were phoned into my New York office in response to news reports about a bill I authored requiring gun owners to have insurance," Maloney said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/us-lawmaker-gets-death-threats-over-gun-control-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carolyn B. Maloney Gabrielle Giffords Maloney AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:16:16 +0000 5800755 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama slams Senate 'minority' for blocking US gun reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/obama-slams-senate-minority-blocking-us-gun-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama on Wednesday slammed what he called a "minority" in the US Senate for blocking legislation that would have expanded background checks on those seeking to buy guns.</p> <p>Obama also accused the powerful gun lobby in the United States of "willfully" lying in order to doom the measure, which was defeated 54-46 in a Senate vote. It required 60 votes for approval.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/obama-slams-senate-minority-blocking-us-gun-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Gabrielle Giffords Social Issues United States AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:16:03 +0000 5818811 at http://www.globalpost.com Gabby Giffords: Senators who blocked gun bill are cowards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130418/gabby-giffords-senators-who-blocked-gun-bill-are-cowards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Apr 18 (EFE).- Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who resigned her House seat after being shot and left with lifelong health issues, on Thursday called the senators who voted this week to block a measure that would have required background checks for gun buyers "cowards."</p> <p>"Shame on them," she said in an op-ed in The New York Times.</p> <p>The Senate in a Wednesday vote rejected the amendments to the gun control law, including the bipartisan agreement on more stringent background checks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130418/gabby-giffords-senators-who-blocked-gun-bill-are-cowards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gabrielle Giffords Gabrielle Giffords Sandy Hook Social Issues Agencia EFE Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:15:57 +0000 5819761 at http://www.globalpost.com Gabrielle Giffords challenges U.S. Congress to find courage on guns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/gabrielle-giffords-challenges-us-congress-find-courage-guns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aaron Pressman</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Sunday, asking the U.S. Congress to act more courageously on the issue of gun control.</p> <p>"We all have courage inside," Giffords, who herself survived being shot in 2011, said at the Kennedy Library in Boston. "I wish there was more courage in Congress. Sometimes it's hard to express it."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/gabrielle-giffords-challenges-us-congress-find-courage-guns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gabrielle Giffords Mark Kelly United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 May 2013 08:25:23 +0000 5834403 at http://www.globalpost.com