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January 28, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Giffords urges lawmakers to expand gun background checks

OLYMPIA — Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords testified before the Washington State House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon, symbolically casting her story of surviving a gunshot wound to the head as an argument for lawmakers to adopt¬†expand background-check requirements to cover all gun sales. Giffords and her husband,¬†retired astronaut Mark Kelly, testified in support of…

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