Gabrielle Giffords gives moving statement at Senate gun safety hearing

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was a surprise witness at Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on how to reduce gun violence.

Oklahoman Modified: January 30, 2013 at 10:17 am •  Published: January 30, 2013
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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was a surprise witness at Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on how to reduce gun violence.

She told members of the committee that “speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem.” Watch the video above for her full statement.

Giffords, a former Arizona Democrat, suffered a severe head wound in a 2011 shooting outside of a Tucson supermarket. Six people were killed and 12 others wounded, according to The Associated Press.

(H/T Gawker)