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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrives with her husband, retired U.S Navy Captain Mark Kelly (R) prior to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence, on Capitol Hill in Washington January 30, 2013. Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) look on at left.

“Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying — too many children. We must do something.”
— Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a shooting survivor, today before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control. NRA executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre will speak before the committee later today.
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