Wasserman Schultz on the Tenth Anniversary of Tucson Shooting

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Washington, January 8, 2021 | comments
Ten years ago today, at a “Congress on Your Corner” event hosted by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords for her constituents, a disturbed shooter ended six lives and wounded numerous others, including my dear friend, Gabby.
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“Ten years ago today, at a “Congress on Your Corner” event hosted by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords for her constituents, a disturbed shooter ended six lives and wounded numerous others, including my dear friend, Gabby. This anniversary is all the more painful, coming just two days after a violent mob, some of them armed, stormed our nation’s Capitol to overturn a lawful election. Americans saw in real time that nowhere, not even the Halls of Congress, is safe from the specter of gun violence.

"In the decade since her shooting, Gabby continues to make breathtaking medical progress beyond what many thought possible, and became a premier leader in the fight to end gun violence. Her ability to turn personal tragedy into national advocacy continues to make me so proud to call her friend and fuels me and the work I do in Congress every day. Going into the Joe Biden presidency, with control of the House and Senate, Democrats’ chances of finally passing impactful gun legislation is within reach. For years, Americans called for common sense reforms like mandatory gun and ammunition background checks, waiting periods and an assault weapon ban. For Gabby and millions of Americans who’s lives have been changed or cut short by gun violence, we cannot afford to fail them.”
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