(Corrects spelling of Tucson and number wounded.)
Gabrielle Giffords, the former Democratic congresswoman from Tucson, Arizona, who was shot in the head at a 2011 constituent event, urged lawmakers to “be courageous” and “support background checks.”
Speaking at a press conference at the Safeway Inc. store in Tucson where she was wounded, Giffords and other survivors of the shooting urged passage of a measure that would require universal background checks for gun purchases nationally. Six people were killed and 12 people besides Giffords were wounded in the shooting at the store.
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