Former US congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabrielle Giffords put the National Rifle Association squarely in her sights Tuesday as she unveiled a major initiative for tougher gun laws.
Former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords stands on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on September 6, 2012. Giffords who was shot in the head at a public event, launched a major initiative on Tuesday to challenge the nation's powerful gun lobby and press for tougher gun laws.
Giffords, shot in the head in January 2011 while meeting constituents in her native Arizona, announced she was forming her own lobby group after a visit to Newtown, Connecticut where 20 children died in a December 14 mass shooting.
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