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    Giffords Writes Scathing Gun Op-Ed

    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.  The US Senate rejected bipartisan legislation that would have expanded background checks for firearm sales, leaving a gaping hole in President Barack Obama's drive to improve gun safety after December's school massacre. With 60 votes needed for approval, the measure requiring background checks on sales at gun shows and on the Internet fell well short, in a 54-46 vote, as a handful of Democrats either facing tough re-election challenges in 2014 or from pro-gun states stood in opposition of the amendment. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    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. 

    Read it at New York Times