‘Time is now,’ Giffords tells gun-control backers, critics

Posted: January 31, 2013 at 12:40 a.m.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously injured in the mass shooting that killed six people in Tucson, Ariz. two years ago, arrives at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, hand-in-hand with her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, to discuss what lawmakers should do to curb gun violence in the wake of last month's shooting rampage at that killed 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Wednesday that “the time is now” for Congress to take action on guns as shooting victims, lawmakers and gun-rights advocates met face to face for the first time since the Dec. 14 killings in Newtown, Conn.

Giffords: 'Be Bold' on Gun Control

Wounded former Congresswoman Giffords tells Congress `you must act' to curb gun violence. (By AP)
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