Gun store owner cancels Mark Kelly’s AR-15 purchase

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An Arizona gun store owner says he will not sell Mark Kelly the AR-15 rifle that the vocal advocate for tighter gun control bought earlier this month.

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At scene of her shooting, Giffords urges Congress to expand background checks

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned Wednesday to the Arizona grocery store where she was shot to push Congress to expand background checks for gun purchases.

“Be bold. Be courageous. Please support background checks. Thank you very much,” said Giffords, speaking carefully in a brief appearance at the podium.

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Gabby Giffords stars in new gun-control TV ad

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Americans for Responsible Solutions, the organization founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband Mark Kelly, has released a new TV ad in the campaign to curb gun violence.

"We have a problem — where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school," Giffords says in the ad. "But there are solutions we can agree on, even gun owners like us. Take it from me: Congress must act. Let’s get this done."

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Giffords: ‘Too many children are dying … you must act’

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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ words during a brief opening statement at a Senate hearing on gun violence were careful, slow and deliberate.

But they were firm: “Too ma-ny child-den are dy-ing,” she said Wednesday, breaking up the syllables during her testimony to open a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun laws.

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Giffords leads delegates in Pledge of Allegiance

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Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords leads delegates in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Jared Loughner agrees to plead guilty in Tucson shootings

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Updated 3:50 p.m. ET: Jared Lee Loughner on Tuesday agreed to plead guilty to killing six people and wounding former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and a dozen others in a January 2011 mass shooting.

U.S. District Court Judge Larry A. Burns ruled that Loughner, a 23-year-old college dropout, was competent enough to enter a plea. 

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Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly scale French Alps

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Reuters reports: CHAMONIX, France- Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, still recovering from wounds after being shot last year, traveled high up into the French Alps on Monday with her astronaut husband Mark Kelly.

Giffords, who still uses a wheelchair much of the time, was on her first trip outside the United States since she was shot in the head by a gunman in January 2011 as she met local people outside a Tucson supermarket.

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