Gabrielle Giffords Skydives to Mark Shooting Anniversary
Three years after she was shot in the head at a campaign event in Tucson, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords still struggles to speak and walk. Yet she chose to mark the anniversary of the shooting with her first skydive. Since retiring from Congress to focus on her recovery, Giffords has become one of America’s most powerful advocates for gun control reform. She compares the political struggle to reduce gun violence to her personal struggle with physical therapy, describing how she has “seen grit overcome paralysis.” Her hope is that Congress will resolve to do the same.