Though speech is difficult for former U.S. Representative and gun violence survivor Gabby Giffords, she made a short statement today at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. In her statement (shown in full in this video) she stresses the importance of the conversation about gun control, but also the importance of taking a “bold [and] courageous” stand against gun violence.
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