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Giffords to Congress ‘Support Background Checks’

March 06, 2013

(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.

To contact the reporter on this story: Amanda J. Crawford in Phoenix at acrawford24@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jeffrey Taylor at jtaylor48@bloomberg.net


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