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Arizona Rampage: Congresswoman, Others Shot

Jul 6, 2013 — Severely wounded by a gunman in 2011, the Arizona Democrat is pushing to close the so-called gun show and Internet loopholes. She and husband Mark Kelly are taking their campaign directly to gun owners.
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Mar 8, 2013 — The Arizona Democrat survived a gun attack and has gone on to campaign for changes in gun laws. "The fact that she went through this obviously horrendous tragedy and has recommitted herself to the political process ... is really inspiring," says Caroline Kennedy.
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Jan 30, 2013 — The national debate over gun laws has taken on urgency since last year's shootings at an elementary school in Connecticut and a movie theater in Colorado. Giffords, who was shot in January 2011, is adding her voice. At a Senate hearing, all sides made their cases.
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Jan 8, 2013 — When children are gunned down in their classrooms, the former congresswoman says, it's time for change. Two years ago, she was shot and seriously wounded by a gunman who went on to kill six people and wound another 12.
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Sep 7, 2012 — The former congresswoman's appearance at the Democratic National Convention was an emotional moment.
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Aug 4, 2012 — Jared Lee Loughner was indicted last year for a shooting that left six people dead and 13 wounded, including former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He pleaded not guilty in March 2011.
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Jul 24, 2012 — The former congresswoman, who was critically wounded by a gunman in January 2011, looks thrilled to be high up in the Alps.
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Jan 22, 2012 — From her public appearances, including her resignation video, it was clear that Giffords, even as a powerful symbol of the strength of human will and the advances in trauma medicine, would face significant challenges in dealing with the rigors of a re-election campaign. So her decision, though a sad reminder of what has been taken from her, was not a surprise.
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Jan 22, 2012 — The Democratic congresswoman from Arizona said she will step down this week in order to focus on her health. Giffords was shot in the head and wounded last January as she was meeting with constituents outside a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz.
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Jan 9, 2012 — One year to the day after a gunman opened fire during a Tucson meet-and-greet with her constituents — killing six people and wounding 13 — the still-recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) spoke for the first time since then at a public event.
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