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DOVER, N.H. — Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation's latest school shooting.
In this image released by the Pima County Sheriff's department, police notes, including naming Jared Loughner as a suspect and detailing weapons found at the scene, are seen scrawled on the trunk of a police vehicle during the aftermath of the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others in January 2011. Authorities released more than 300 photos on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, made by investigators during their investigation in the parking lot of the shopping center where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/Pima County Sheriff)
In this image released by the Pima County Sheriff's department, police notes including naming Jared Loughner as a suspect, center, is seen written on the truck of a police vehicle during the aftermath of the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others in January 2011. Authorities released more than 300 photos on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, made by investigators during their investigation in the parking lot of the shopping center where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/Pima County Sheriff)
In this image released by the Pima County Sheriff's department, a copy of a hotel bill for Jared Loughner is seen from the investigation following the shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others in January 2011. Authorities released more than 300 photos on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 that investigators made in the aftermath of the shooting. (AP Photo/Pima County Sheriff)
Authorities on Tuesday released nearly 600 photos that investigators took in the aftermath of the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.
BOSTON — The defense team representing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect got a major boost Monday with the addition of Judy Clarke, a San Diego lawyer who has managed to get life sentences instead of the death penalty for several high-profile clients, including the Unabomber and the gunman in the rampage that injured former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Saying that guns are public assets worth money, state senators voted Tuesday to close what they say are the last loopholes in the law allowing cities to destroy weapons that come into their possession.
TUCSON — A state commission has voted unanimously to support efforts aimed at providing local law enforcement greater access to mental health records of people purchasing guns from dealers.
Calling it a key to preventing mass shootings, a House panel voted Wednesday to require teachers and health professionals to report potentially dangerous people to police.
Parting ways with some other Republicans, Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday she does not want armed teachers, principals and volunteers in public schools.
A key Tucson legislative Democrat wants to make it a crime for Arizonans to buy a high-capacity ammunition magazine.
TUCSON — 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.
TUCSON — Tucson police say the final tally on guns turned in at a buyback event was 206.
Arizona residents will mark the two-year anniversary of the 2011 shooting of then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Tuesday with bells ringing across Tucson amid a heated national debate over gun control.
FILE - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, center, holds hands with her husband, Mark Kelly, while exiting Town Hall at Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, Conn. after meeting with Newtown officials in this Jan. 4, 2013 file photo. Giffords also met with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre that left 26 people dead. Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013 is the second anniversary of the shooting of Giffords. Tucson will mark the anniversary by ringing bells across the city at the moment that Jared Lee Loughner opened fire at a supermarket where Giffords was meeting with constituents.(AP Photo/The News-Times, Jason Rearick) MANDATORY CREDIT
TUCSON — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured.
Two Arizona gun-rights groups said Wednesday that lawmakers should consider letting specially trained teachers and administrators carry guns into public schools to protect students against future attacks.
Editor’s Note: This op-ed is part of an ongoing dialogue created by Project Humanities, a university initiative at Arizona State University that explores how we make meaning of our shared experiences.
Former Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, and her husband Mark Kelly leave after the sentencing of Jared Loughner, in back of U.S. District Court Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns sentenced Jared Lee Loughner, 24, to life in prison, for the January 2011 attack that left six people dead and Giffords and others wounded. Loughner pleaded guilty to federal charges under an agreement that guarantees he will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
TUCSON — Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, partially blind, her right arm paralyzed and limp, came face to face Thursday with the man who tried to kill her last year, standing beside her husband as he spoke of her struggles to recover from being shot in the head.
WASHINGTON – Arizona police agencies were among those singled out in a two-year Senate probe that reported “widespread deficiencies” in a Homeland Security Department program that officials touted for years as a centerpiece in U.S. counterterrorism efforts.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband are moving back to Tucson on Sunday, a year and a half after she moved to Houston to undergo intensive physical and speech therapy after she was wounded by a gunman at an event outside a grocery store.
“To one who vents: ‘Why do law abiding citizens need assault rifles?’ As long as police forces and governments worldwide use tools like this to impose laws and policies, I will support a citizen’s right to carry those same tools to protect themselves. The 2nd Amendment has been protecting citizens from criminals and tyrants since Dec. 15, 1791. The 2nd Amendment is not for hunting …”
“Allowing Loughner to plead guilty for a ‘life’ sentence is a tragedy in and of itself.”