Two years to the day after a gunman killed six and wounded 12 in a supermarket parking lot, the Arizona congresswoman injured in the horrible attack is making new headlines.
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot in the head and nearly killed on January 8th, 2011, but she boldly refused to become a victim and relearned how to walk and speak!
Now the retired lawmaker and her astronaut husband chat with Diane Sawyer in a follow-up interview to discuss the two-year anniversary and their plans for the future.
Ch-ch-check out ABC's teaser (above) where Gabby and hubby Mark Kelly discuss their new initiatives on gun reform, an especially critical topic in the wake of the Sand Hook shootings.
We're sooo proud of the way Gabby rebounded from this awful tragedy and we can't wait to hear what she has to say tomorrow!
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This present definitely didn't come from Santa!
An 8-year-old girl received a teddy AND A GUN (pictured above) through a New York donation program for Christmas.
The child's foster mother, Sheeba Anderson, picked up the disguised gun along with a number of gifts from St. Anthony's Church five days before Christmas day.
Upon discovering the gun, Sheeba recounts:
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So much for the theory of “carrying a gun makes you safe”…
Ever since the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, gun control has been at the center of political discussion and this most recent incident isn't helping the Pro-NRA believers!
A man was being booked on charges of domestic violence at a New Jersey police station this morning when he shot and injured three police officers before other officers shot back and killed him.
Gloucest Township Deputy Chief David Harkins revealed the man and cops got into a "violent struggle" during processing when he got ahold of one of their guns.
All officers are in stable condition fortunately, but when will the violence stop?!
This only proves that guns are more destructive than protective in any scenario!
[Image via ABC News.]
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Another horrific moment took place today in Rochester, New York today as firefighters were shot at while arriving at the scene of a massive fire.
Two of those firefighters died.
Around all this gun violence, we have people on both sides fighting for or against more gun control laws.
Right in the heart of the argument has been Piers Morgan who called out a gun lobbyist’s idea for reform being to give teachers and administrators guns in schoolrooms.
He was then threatened with deportation by gun advocates who disagree with his beliefs. A petition went around and is being sent for consideration to President Obama.
And now Piers is saying exactly what we’re thinking as things get worse and more gun violence occurs:
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More shocking and heartbreaking information is coming out of this truly sad Christmas Eve news story.
As we reported earlier, four firefighters were gunned down at the scene of a massive New York house fire, leaving two of them dead and the other two hospitalized, while another off-duty police officer was left injured.
Rochester police are now saying that the alleged assailant
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The NRA just held a press conference in an attempt to push the darkness away from guns themselves, but another gunman has claimed lives with the weapon just one week after the Sandy Hook shooting.
The incident occurred in Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania Friday morning with one gunman killing three people before fleeing the scene.
The unnamed suspect then found himself in a police shoot-out and, after shooting at state troopers, fell to his own death at the bullet of a cop's gun.
Those killed by the gunman include two men and one woman, though names have yet to be released. Three cops were also injured in the shoot-out, but fortunately they're expected to fully recover.
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We need action. And we need it now. Whether it be in the form of gun control or better care of the mental well-beings of those in need, we need to do SOMETHING to prevent this madness from running even more rampant than it already is.
[Image via AP Images.]
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He's more than keeping his word!
He is NOT messing around! Nor should he be!
In the wake of a 20-year-old gunman's massacre of 27 people, 20 of them children, at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama promised the devastated community that "if there is even one thing that we can do" to prevent something like this happening again that "we have a deep obligation, all of us, to try."
And he as ALREADY started doing just that, by announcing today that Vice President Joe Biden will be spearheading a multi-agency group to tackle the problem of widespread gun violence in the country…with proposals ready to be pushed into legislation by JANUARY!
As the President explained:
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