Gabrielle Giffords

I had planned to spend my 40s continuing my public service and starting a family. I thought that by fighting for the people I cared about and loving those close to me, I could leave the world a better place.Gabrielle Giffords

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Senators say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets.Gabrielle Giffords

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Some might consider me an unlikely advocate for gun rights because I sustained terrible injuries in a violent shooting. But I'm a patriot, and I believe the right to bear arms is a definitive part of our American heritage.Gabrielle Giffords

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I'm fighting hard to make the world a better place, and you can, too. Get involved with your community, be a leader, set an example, be passionate, be your best.Gabrielle Giffords

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Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.Gabrielle Giffords

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Gun owners and non-gun owners alike agree on expanding background checks, making gun trafficking a serious crime with stiff penalties, making it illegal for all stalkers and all domestic abusers to buy guns, and expanding mental health resources so the mentally ill find it easier to receive treatment than to buy firearms.Gabrielle Giffords

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Generations of gun owners have taught their sons and daughters that it takes as much patience and skill to be a good shot as it does to be a good steward of a powerful weapon.Gabrielle Giffords

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My spirit is as strong as ever. I'm still fighting to make the world a safer place, and you can, too.Gabrielle Giffords

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I was elected six times to represent southern Arizona, in the State Legislature and then in Congress.Gabrielle Giffords

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Speaking is physically difficult for me.Gabrielle Giffords

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People have told me that I'm courageous, but I have seen greater courage.Gabrielle Giffords

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Many may look at me and see mostly what I have lost. I struggle to speak, my eyesight's not great, my right arm and leg are paralyzed, and I left a job I loved representing southern Arizona in Congress.Gabrielle Giffords

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Rehab is endlessly repetitive. And it's never easy, because once you've mastered some movement or action or word, no matter how small, you move on to the next. You never rest.Gabrielle Giffords

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Countless hours of physical therapy - and the talents of the medical community - have brought me new movement in my right arm. It's fractional progress, and it took a long time, but my arm moves when I tell it to.Gabrielle Giffords

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Expanding background checks will help create a uniform standard for all gun purchases and prevent criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from obtaining powerful weapons.Gabrielle Giffords

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As gun owners, my husband and I understand that the Second Amendment is most at risk when a criminal or deranged person commits a gun crime. These acts only embolden those who oppose gun ownership. Promoting responsible gun laws protects the Second Amendment and reduces lives lost from guns.Gabrielle Giffords

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Even though many couples are choosing to marry later in life, our laws haven't been updated to address dating partner abuse.Gabrielle Giffords

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Every time guns fall into the wrong hands and are used to intimidate, injure, or murder women, it erodes the rights of responsible gun owners everywhere.Gabrielle Giffords

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Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children. We must do something.Gabrielle Giffords

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I strongly believe that crossing the aisle for the good of the American people is more important than party politics.Gabrielle Giffords

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Dangerous people with guns are a threat to women.Gabrielle Giffords

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Music has always been really important to me.Gabrielle Giffords

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While my speech is getting better every day, throughout my recovery, I have been able to sing to some extent.Gabrielle Giffords

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Music therapy was so important in the early stages of my recovery because it can help retrain different parts of your brain to form language centers in areas where they weren't before you were injured.Gabrielle Giffords

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From Texas to New Hampshire and everywhere in between, we know that support for policies such as expanded background checks continue to be popular in both parties.Gabrielle Giffords

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In the absence of a Congress ready to act to reduce gun violence, we will keep working to create a different Congress.Gabrielle Giffords

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