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Gabby Giffords posts op-ed piece on anniversary of failed gun bill

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords has just posted an op-ed piece on gun control. 

The article appears in USA Today, with the headline 'Fight Back Against Political Cowardice'. 

Giffords was injured in the January 8th shootings at her Congress on Your Corner event three years ago.  In the article she refers to one year ago today when Congress failed to pass measure for expanded background checks on weapons purchases.  In the piece she says this -

"These Senators did what all politicians do when they fear upsetting powerful interest, they voted for the status quo."

She goes on to talk about the recent shootings at the Jewish facilities and Ft. Hood saying, "I cannot help but wonder, were there too few victims for this to capture our attention?"

For more on Giffords op-ed piece click here - http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/04/16/giffords-gun-laws-tucson-shooting-background-checks-column/7796943/

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