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January 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Gabrielle Giffords to testify in Olympia on gun initiative

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will testify in Olympia Tuesday afternoon in favor of an initiative to expand background checks for gun buyers. Giffords, a Democrat, survived being shot in the head at a public appearance in Tucson in January 2011. Six other people were killed and a dozen injured in the shooting rampage by…


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