Giffords is a section 501(c)(4) issue advocacy organization, and Giffords PAC is a federal political committee. The organization which fights gun violence is named for former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona. Giffords was originally a registered Republican and later elected as a Democrat. She served in Congress from 2006 to 2012. On Jan. 8, 2011, Giffords was shot while meeting with constituents in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. The shooter killed six people and wounded 13 others.
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