February 3, 2013 A Super Bowl ad produced by a group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses old video of the NRA chief calling for limited background checks. The ad, which will air in some markets during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, comes amid a heated debate over guns.
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband Mark Kelly at Wednesday's Senate hearing about gun violence.
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January 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.
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., during her interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer.
January 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.
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (center) and her husband Mark Kelly (right), at the peak of Aiguille du Midi in the French Alps on Monday. Behind them is mountain guide Vincent Lameyre.
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July 24, 2012 The former congresswoman, who was critically wounded by a gunman in January 2011, looks thrilled to be high up in the Alps.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced on Sunday that she will be stepping down from Congress.
January 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.
December 15, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Supreme Court in 2012, and listeners reflect on what was accomplished and lost in Iraq. In the second hour, Mark Kelly talks about his wife Gabby Giffords, and the top video games in the holiday season.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords last May.
November 15, 2011 In a message to her constituents, the congresswoman says "representing Arizona is my honor." Her husband tells NPR "it's very possible" she will run for reelection next year. Giffords is recovering from being shot in January.
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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) during her interview with ABC News.
November 11, 2011 The congresswoman and her husband have written a book about her recovery from being shot last January. Her interview with ABC offers the first chance for the public to hear from Giffords directly.
Taken on May 17, this photo of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (left) and her mother, Gloria Giffords, was posted on her Facebook page on June 12.
June 28, 2011 "She did not look sick at all," ABC News' Gina Sunseri says of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after the congresswoman's first public appearance before a large crowd since being shot and critically wounded on Jan. 8.
Astronaut Mark Kelly on April 29, 2011.
June 21, 2011 "After some time off, I will look at new opportunities and am hopeful that one day I will again serve our country," he says in a statement. Giffords continues to recover from a gunshot wound she suffered on Jan. 8.
May 16, 2011 Aides say those were the first words from Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after she watched this morning as her husband, Commander Mark Kelly, and five other astronauts successfully launched into space aboard the shuttle Endeavour.
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, May 16, 2011.
May 16, 2011 With wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) on hand to watch as her husband and the other five astronauts launched, the shuttle is on what's scheduled to be its last mission.
April 27, 2011 The Arizona lawmaker, still recovering from the gunshot wound she suffered during a Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson, is going to watch her husband and the crew of space shuttle Endeavour launch on Friday.
April 25, 2011 "Medically, there is no reason she could not travel safely to Florida to participate in this incredible event with her husband," the director of the neuroscience institute at Houston's TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital confirmed today.
On Jan. 9, the day after the shooting rampage, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords held her husband Mark Kelly's hand as she lay in a Tucson hospital bed.
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February 14, 2011 The congresswoman continues to show signs of progress as she recovers from the severe head injuries she received in the Jan. 8 shooting rampage at an event she was holding in Tucson.
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