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Giffords leaves door open for possible political future

By Laila Kearney (Reuters) - Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was badly wounded in a shooting rampage three years ago, appeared to leave the door open for a possible future run for public office in a television interview that aired on Thursday.

Gabrielle Giffords to skydive on shooting anniversary

(Reuters) - Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said she will skydive on Wednesday to mark the three year anniversary of a shooting rampage that left the Arizona Democrat badly wounded with a gunshot to the head. "I have the opportunity to do something I love: skydiving with my friend, former Navy SEAL Jimmy Hatch," Giffords, 43, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. "Southern Arizona will look beautiful & peaceful from the top of the sky," she said in a follow-up tweet.

Gabby Giffords: Senators who blocked gun bill are cowards

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." "Shame on them," she said in an op-ed in The New York Times. The Senate in a Wednesday vote rejected the amendments to the gun control law, including the bipartisan agreement on more stringent background checks.

Gabby Giffords takes gun control message to scene of Tucson shooting

By Brad Poole 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.

UPDATE 3-Former US lawmaker Giffords launches gun control drive

* Wounded Arizona ex-lawmaker says "enough" * Group seeks "common-sense" solutions to curb violence * Giffords initiative aims to raise funds, challenge NRA By Susan Heavey 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.

Former US lawmaker Giffords launches gun control initiative

* Wounded Arizona ex-lawmaker says "enough" * Group seeks "common-sense" solutions to curb violence * Giffords initiative aims to raise funds, challenge NRA By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded two years ago in an Arizona shooting, is launching a group aimed at curbing gun violence and raising enough money to challenge the well-funded gun lobby.
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