Gabby Giffords

  • Russia Apr 15, 2019

    NRA Has History of Promoting Gun Rights Outside US

    The recent revelation that National Rifle Association representatives had met with Australian politicians to discuss talking points after a mass shooting generated outrage from various politicians. The reality is that the NRA has been exerting its influence on gun debates outside the U.S. for a number of years, exporting its firebrand rhetoric and belief that more guns will lead to...

  • attorney Jul 18, 2018

    Arizona Senate Candidate Who Fatally Shot His Mother in 1963 Defends Guns

    A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Bobby Wilson, who is running to represent a southern Arizona district, told The Associated Press that he’s not trying to hide anything. He says his mother was “insane” and shot at him...

  • Gabby Giffords Apr 5, 2018

    FBI Releases New Photos, Video of 2011 Giffords Shooting

    The FBI has released some new photos and video from its investigation of the 2011 shooting in Tucson that left six people dead and 13 injured, including former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. Giffords was the target of a lone gunman at the meet-and-greet event outside a supermarket and was left partially paralyzed. Tucson TV station KOLD reported Wednesday that one...

  • law enforcement Jan 24, 2018

    Gun Industry Converges Near Las Vegas Mass Shooting Site

    The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from the site where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully automatic fire. Gun control advocates, meanwhile, pointed to...

  • Las Vegas Dec 30, 2017

    Homeland Security: Heightened Threat Level to Las Vegas for New Years

    This New Years Eve, the Department of Homeland Security has increased the Special Event Assessment Rating, for the four miles of the Las Vegas Strip, to a Level 1. A SEAR rating of 1 indicates the possibility of terrorism or criminal activity, according to DHS.

  • Northern California Nov 25, 2017

    Gun Control Group Founded by Rep. Giffords Asks Web Hosts to Shut Down ‘Ghost Gun' Sites

    A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as “ghost guns.” The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence asked the providers that host GhostGunner.net and GhostGuns.com to disable the websites for violating the hosting...

  • America Aug 30, 2017

    Judge Rejects Sarah Palin Lawsuit Against The New York Times

    A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times over an editorial, in an update to a previous story from July.

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2017

    'Thoughts and Prayers': Politicians React to Baseball Field Shooting

    Politicians across the ideological spectrum called for Americans to keep House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others who were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, in their thoughts and prayers. The shooting happened during a baseball practice for congressional Republicans. Police say the victims, including Scalise, R-La., are being transported to a local hospital. President Donald Trump was among those...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2017

    Lawmakers Talk More Security, Packing a Gun After Shooting

    One Republican congressman says he’s going to start carrying a gun in public after a gunman opened fire on a baseball practice, injuring Rep. Steve Scalise and several others. Some lawmakers want beefed up security at town halls. Wednesday’s shooting jolted many lawmakers, leaving them feeling vulnerable. And as the political rhetoric becomes shriller, many members of Congress said they...

  • Congress Jan 8, 2016

    Obama Makes His Gun Control Pitch in Media Blitz

    Days after announcing major changes to federal gun control policy, an impassioned President Barack Obama took to the national media to argue his case for stricter gun control Thursday night. He took questions for more than an hour on CNN, a high-profile push to lower the number of people killed by guns nationwide every year, which he says is more...

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