The former Arizona congresswoman urged women to keep pushing for tougher gun restrictions at a rally in Tucson.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords launched a seven-state tour on Monday at the Clark Count Shooting Complex, promoting universal background checks for firearm purchases.
A campaign promising free shotguns for people to protect themselves in Tucson’s most troubled neighborhoods has divided some residents in a community still reeling from a shooting rampage in 2011 that killed six people, left a congresswoman and several others wounded, and made the city a symbol of gun violence in America.
The information about Loughner’s mental state — and the fact that no one did much to get him help — emerged as a key theme in roughly 2,700 pages of investigative papers released Wednesday. Still, there was nothing to indicate exactly why he targeted Giffords.
Hundreds of pages of police reports in the investigation of the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords are being released Wednesday, marking the public’s first glimpse into documents that authorities have kept private since the attack more than two years ago.
It was the place where former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords last spoke and walked without limitations; where Emily Nottingham’s son became the first Congressional aide to die in the line of duty; where a 9-year-old girl was gunned down while waiting to shake hands with a politician.
The second anniversary of the rampage that wounded Gabrielle Giffords included the customary solemn remembrances and chiming of bells to recall the victims of the tragedy. It also included a new role for the wounded former congresswoman as a national gun control advocate.
An appeals court rejected a request by lawyers for the man accused of shooting former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to rehear their arguments over their mentally ill client’s forced medication with psychotropic drugs.
The tea party candidate who nearly ousted Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2010 appears ready to jump into the race to replace her with both feet.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords no longer needs a respirator after doctors replaced her breathing tube with a different one.