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Seven Years After Gabby Giffords’ Shooting, Have We Learned Anything About Gun Violence?

The Safeway parking lot near Tucson, Arizona, was bustling on January 8th, 2011, as people lined up to participate in a “Congress on Your Corner” event with newly reelected Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. As the three-term Democrat began talking with constituents, a man opened fire on the crowd with a semiautomatic pistol, killing six people and severely injuring Giffords. Even in an era of nearly constant mass shootings, the attack on a sitting member of Congress stood out. It was followed with calls for more robust gun control.

Six years later, memorial for Giffords mass shooting struggles

FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2012, file photo, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, leads the Pledge of Allegiance accompanied by her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, at the start of a memorial vigil remembering the victims and survivors of the shooting that wounded Giffords, a dozen others and killed several one year ago. Survivors of the Tucson mass shooting that left Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year’s Legislative session. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

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6 years later, memorial for Giffords mass shooting struggles


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  • PHOENIX (AP) – Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year’s session of the Arizona Legislature.

    The Jan. 8, 2011, shooting at a Giffords meet-and-greet event outside a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, left six dead and 13 injured, including the former congresswoman. Shooter Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison.

    The January 8th Memorial Foundation has spent the past several years raising money for a $5 million memorial in downtown Tucson that would

    Read more at: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/256504148-story

    6 years later, memorial for Giffords mass shooting struggles …

    PHOENIX — Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year’s session of the Arizona Legislature.

    The Jan. 8, 2011, shooting at a Giffords meet-and-greet event outside a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, left six dead and 13 injured, including the former congresswoman. Shooter Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison.

    The January 8th Memorial Foundation has spent the past several years raising money for a $5 million memorial in downtown Tucson that would include carved symbols along a dark red steel wall, items from makeshift memorials following the shooting and areas to reflect.

    The Arizona House of Representatives approved $2.5 million in funding this year for the project over five years, but the bill was never heard in the Senate.

    Crystal Kasnoff, the foundation’s executive director, said

    Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/survivors-help-build-congresswoman-mass-shooting-memorial/423767353/

    6 years later, memorial for Giffords mass shooting struggles

    PHOENIX — Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year’s session of the Arizona Legislature.

    The Jan. 8, 2011, shooting at a Giffords meet-and-greet event outside a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, left six dead and 13 injured, including the former congresswoman. Shooter Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison.

    The January 8th Memorial Foundation has spent the past several years raising money for a $5 million memorial in downtown Tucson that would include carved symbols along a dark red steel wall, items from makeshift memorials following the shooting and areas to reflect.

    The Arizona House of Representatives approved $2.5 million in funding this year for the project over five years, but the bill was never heard in the Senate.

    Crystal Kasnoff, the foundation’s executive director, said

    Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/survivors-help-build-congresswoman-mass-shooting-memorial/423767353/