On January 8, 2014—four years after Jared Loughner’s attack on Gabby Giffords and other innocents at a Tucson Safeway—President Barack Obama met with Giffords in Phoenix, Arizona and praised her gun control efforts.
According to The Tribune, Obama praised Giffords’ energy and her “gun control advocacy.”
CNN quoted Obama as saying, “She looks wonderful and she’s got the same energy and passion that she always had and even as she waged her own fight to recover she’s fought to prevent the next tragedies from happening to others.”
Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly launched a gun control PAC—Americans for Responsible Solutions—in early 2013, supporting Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) gun control push in April of that year. Manchin’s gun control push was defeated. More recently, they backed gun control Representative Ron Barber (D-AZ) to hold Giffords’ former Congressional seat. Pro-Second Amendment candidate Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) defeated Barber and is now the Representative for Arizona’s District 2.
On January 2, Breitbart News reported that Giffords’ gun control group is now seeking “cash and guidance” to figure out what they should try next.
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