Gabrielle Giffords's file:

Democrat from Arizona

Gabrielle Giffords is a former Democratic U.S. Representative from a district in Arizona. She was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 8, 2011, and has since become a leading advocate for preventing gun violence.

Recent statements involving Gabrielle Giffords

"In New Hampshire, 93 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of gun owners and 60 percent of NRA households support background checks."

Polls show that Americans "overwhelmingly" support "expanding background checks."  

Says that in a hearing, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords suggested to Gen. David Petraeus that the Army "put more emphasis on less environmentally damaging methods, like stabbing or clubbing enemy forces in order to minimize the carbon output."

Recent stories featuring Gabrielle Giffords

Frank Lautenberg claims recalled by Truth-O-Meter:

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) went up against the Truth-O-Meter eight times on topics ranging from Amtrak funding to national healthcare and gun-control measures

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New Jersey's senior senator announced Thursday that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term in 2014

Chain e-mail on Gabrielle Giffords doesn't hold up:

Did she really say that the military should stab or club the enemy "in order to minimize the carbon output"? Only in a satirist's mind.

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