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Giffords Writes Scathing Gun Op-Ed

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US President Barack Obama, accompanied by former lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords (L), US Vice President Joe Biden (C) and families who suffered gun-violence, speaks on gun control and the vote at the US Senate on April 17, 2013 in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC.

Obama is angry—Gabrielle Giffords is even angrier. Shortly after a Senate filibuster shut down legislation that would have tightened background checks on gun purchases, the former congresswoman published a fiery op-ed in The New York Times in which she excoriates "a minority of senators" who "made their decision based on political fear and cold calculations about the money of special interests." Giffords says she "will not rest" until the shameful wrong of the "cowardice these senators demonstrated" is righted.