Shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords made an emotional appearance before Congress on Jan. 30, urging stricter gun control after 20 innocent children and six teachers were slaughtered at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Speaking haltingly and bravely, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, 42, demanded that Congress act now to protect our nation’s children from being gunned down by assault weapons.
On the second anniversary of her horrific shooting, and a short month after the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, Gabby and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, have announced that they are starting a political action committee to urge Congress for gun control reform. Read on for all the details and to see her interview.
Two years after former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head by gunman Jared Lee Loughner, she sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, during which she and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, announced that they’ve grown fed up with Congress’ lack of urgency for gun control reform, and are forming a political action committee to urge for the changes they find necessary.
Justice has been served for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and those affected by the Arizona supermarket shooting in January 2011.
So brave. Gabby will come face to face with her shooter for the first time since the tragic supermarket incidence, as he is due to be sentenced.
On Nov. 8, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords will face the man who shot her in the head, as Jared Lee Loughner stands trial for the crime he committed back in Jan. 2011. Jared pleaded guilty to the shooting that left six people dead, and he has organized a deal that ensures he will not get the death penalty.
Gabby Giffords led the DNC in an inspirational rendition of the Pledge of Allegiance. Watch Gabby’s amazing performance!
Gabrielle Giffords opened the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 6, leading everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance — and she did it all by heart! She truly is an inspiration for everyone!
Jared opened gunfire in a Safeway parking lot on Jan. 8, 2011 and he ended up being charged with 49 counts, including first-degree murder. But on Aug. 7 he pled guilty to 19 counts and he’s still trying to avoid the death penalty.
Jared Lougher is doing everything he can to avoid getting the death penalty. He shot and killed six people and injured 13 more in Tucson, AZ on Jan. 8, 2011, which includes former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords The judge ruled he was “mentally competent” and now he’s changed his plea to “guilty.”
It was the most heartwarming moment of President Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 24th — when he wrapped his arms around gunshot victim Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
This inspirational woman is planning to focus on her continued recovery after being shot — we wish her the best!
Gabrielle Giffords‘ miraculous recovery from being shot on Jan. 8, 2011 has captivated the nation. On Jan. 22, she announced that she would continue focusing on her health by stepping down from her Arizona seat in the House of Representatives. Read More & See Video!
Exactly one year after the shooting spree at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ rally, the mother of the youngest victim reveals on ‘The View’ how she’s coping with the tragic loss of her 9-year-old daughter.
Roxanna Green, the mother of the youngest of the six victims shot and killed a year ago at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ political event in Tucson, told the ladies of The View that she tries not to be angry at her daughter Christina-Taylor Green’s heartless killer, Jared Lee Loughner. “She got robbed of a beautiful life,” said a grieving Roxanna.
The magazine awards its annual title, not to a celebrity, but to the everyday people who changed the Arab world’s political landscape.
Kate Middleton? Gabby Giffords? Yes, these are some of the people included in TIME‘s list of the year’s most influential people, but when it came to naming its Person of the Year, the magazine’s editors had only one clear choice: “the protestor.” Yes, rather than bestowing the epic title on one singular person, it goes this year to a collection of individuals who changed the world forever.
Even when Gaby was lying in a hospital bed, unconscious with a bullet through her brain — her husband Mark never lost hope that she would survive.
“And I’m telling them she is going to make a 100 percent recovery,” Mark told Diane Sawyer in a special edition of 20/20 on Nov. 14. “Gabrielle Giffords is too tough to let this beat her.”
Read heartbreaking excerpts from Gabby’s inspirational new book about her incredible comeback.
The world was stunned when Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, 41, was shot in the head by a crazed gunman Jan. 8, and we’ve hung onto her incredible story of recovery every step of the way. In a new book, Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, she and husband Mark Kelly recall the entire ordeal. “I often think of how Gabby described that day,” Mark writes in an excerpt obtained by People. “Shot. Shocked. Scary.”
Rep. Giffords says she ‘had to’ return Aug. 1 to vote for raising the debt ceiling.
Gabrielle Giffords received a well-deserved standing ovation Aug. 1 upon her return to Congress, seven months after being shot in the head outside a Tuscon, Ariz., grocery store by a crazed gunman. “I had to be here for this vote,” Rep. Giffords, 41, said in a statement. “I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy.”
Photos of Gabby Giffords released by her campaign show the congresswoman as she recovers from a gunshot wound to the head.
Gabrielle Giffords is all smiles outside of a medical center in Houston, Texas on May 17, the day after her husband Mark Kelly’s NASA shuttle launch. The pics were posted to her Facebook page on June 12. These are the first images of her recovery.
After four months of recovery the first footage of Gabby has emerged as she boards a plane in Houston — such great news!
Gabrielle Giffords has proved she truly is a fighter as the Arizona Congresswomen was spotted boarding a plane in Houston on her way to Cape Canaveral for her husband Mark Kelly‘s shuttle launch! Gabby could be seen walking up the steps of the plane on her own — so amazing!