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  • Tucson shooting survivors to assist with quilts

    Survivors of the Tucson shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, are helping to make memorial quilts.

  • This June 7, 2013 photo shows the new John M. Roll U.S. Courthouse in Yuma, Ariz. The courthouse, named after Judge John Roll, one of the six people killed in the Tucson shooting rampage, will be dedicated Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/The Yuma Sun, Randy Hoeft)

    New Yuma courthouse named for judge unveiled

    Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and several current lawmakers from Arizona dedicated a new federal courthouse Thursday named for the judge who was killed in the 2011 Tucson shooting rampage.

  • FILE - This Jan. 8, 2011 file photo provided by the Pima County Sheriff's Office shows Jared Lee Loughner, who carried out the shooting rampage in Tucson that killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others. Newly released law enforcement documents show how Loughner was unraveling in the month before the rampage, including issuing paranoid, expletive-filled Internet rants about killing and the government. The FBI released the documents Thursday, April 10, 2014, in response to media requests for the investigative files into the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting. (AP Photo/Pima County Sheriff's Department via The Arizona Republic, File)

    Giffords gunman made online rants before killing

    The man who shot former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was unraveling in the months before the rampage, issuing paranoid, expletive-filled Internet rants about government conspiracies, suicide and killing police, according to new law enforcement documents.

  • FILE - This Jan. 8, 2011 file photo provided by the Pima County Sheriff's Office shows Jared Lee Loughner, who carried out the shooting rampage in Tucson that killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others. Newly released law enforcement documents show how Loughner was unraveling in the month before the rampage, including issuing paranoid, expletive-filled Internet rants about killing and the government. The FBI released the documents Thursday, April 10, 2014, in response to media requests for the investigative files into the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting. (AP Photo/Pima County Sheriff's Department via The Arizona Republic, File)

    Giffords gunman made online rants before killing

    The man who shot former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was unraveling in the months before the rampage, issuing paranoid, expletive-filled Internet rants about government conspiracies, suicide and killing police, according to new law enforcement documents released Thursday.

  • Tucson shooting survivor honored by White House

    A former staffer for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who survived the Tucson shooting that killed six people will be honored at the White House for her work toward preventing gun violence.

  • Mark Kelly to speak at Lowell Observatory

    Astronaut Mark Kelly will be the keynote speaker this summer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.

  • FILE - This Oct. 27, 2013 file photo shows former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), at a fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley during the Bruce Blues & BBQ at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Giffords is working on a book about gun control. The Arizona Democrat and her husband, the retired Navy captain and astronaut Mark Kelly, are collaborating on "Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence."  Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced that "Enough" was scheduled for release in June. (AP Photo/Scott Morgan, File)

    Gabrielle Giffords plans book on gun control

    Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is working on a book about gun control.

  • Mark Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., speaks to the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Salem, Ore. Kelly is backing a bill that would require background checks for private gun sales. (AP Photo/Chad Garland)

    Oregon Senate considers expanded background checks

    The husband of former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, appeared before Oregon legislators on Thursday to speak in favor of expanded background checks for gun sales, as Republicans contended the Democrat-proposed legislation is "political posturing" as Oregon's May primary nears.

  • Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, right, smiles briefly as her husband, retired NASA space shuttle commander Mark Kelly, testifies before a Washington state House panel Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. Giffords, who survived a 2011 shooting, testified before the panel considering an initiative to expand firearm background checks in the state, telling lawmakers that "the nation is counting on you." With Kelly sitting next to her, Giffords spoke slowly and briefly to the panel that was taking public testimony on Initiative 594. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Gabby Giffords makes high-profile gun control appeal in Washington: ‘Fight!’

    Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who’s made a second career out of turning her high-profile gun injury into a campaign for more Second Amendment crackdowns, spoke briefly but bluntly to Washington lawmakers who were mulling dueling gun bills: “Fight! Fight! Fight!”

  • Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, right, greets Cheryl Stumbo, who, like Giffords, survived being shot, after both testified before a Washington state House panel Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. Giffords, who survived a 2011 shooting, testified before the panel considering an initiative to expand firearm background checks in the state, telling lawmakers that "the nation is counting on you." Stumbo was one of six women shot, one fatally, in 2006 at the Seattle Jewish Federation. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Giffords testifies on Wash. gun initiative

    Former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a 2011 shooting, testified Tuesday before a Washington state House panel considering an initiative to expand firearm background checks in the state, telling lawmakers that "the nation is counting on you."

  • Gabrielle Giffords to testify in support of I-594

    Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is coming to Olympia to testify in favor of an initiative to require universal background checks on all firearm sales in Washington state.

  • Gabby Giffords goes to gun show to check compliance: ‘Fight! Fight! Fight!’

    Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords – whose congressional career came to a standstill when she was the victim of a shooting – ventured back into the spotlight this weekend, visiting a gun show and calling on those who would listen to continue the fight for more gun laws and regulations.

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, right, former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, left, and her husband Mark Kelly, center, tour the New EastCoast Arms Collectors Associates arms fair in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Tim Roske, Pool)

    Ex-U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords attends N.Y. gun show

    A smiling Gabrielle Giffords toured rows of tables loaded with rifles and handguns Sunday in her first visit to a gun show since surviving a 2011 shooting, and pleaded afterward for people to come together to stop gun violence.

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    Gabrielle Giffords ends 7-state tour to restart talks on gun limits

    Advocates for tighter gun-purchase background checks are hopeful the Senate will take another shot at a measure before year's end, but seven months after the Connecticut school shootings, it's unclear whether Democratic leaders will make their members take another politically difficult vote ahead of the 2014 midterms.

  • Caroline Kennedy (right) poses with former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after presenting her with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at the JFK Library in Boston on May 5, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Giffords gets courage award for gun control efforts

    Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords received the 2013 Profiles in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston on Sunday for her efforts to enact new gun control laws.

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  • Rep. Ron Barber (AZ-2), a former aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, won the special election in June 2012 to claim the seat she resigned following her shooting, in which he was also injured.

  • They worked together to get approval and resources for the planned courthouse, according to an editorial Giffords wrote in The Arizona Republic on Wednesday.

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