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Gabby Giffords visits UNM to discuss gun violence prevention

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is pushing for tougher gun laws, along with gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham. 

Giffords, a former lawmaker from Arizona, survived an assassination attempt in 2011. 

The gunman shot Giffords in the head, leaving her with a life-long brain injury, and killed six others. 

Wednesday morning, she, along with her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, spoke to voters in Albuquerque. 

"It's time to stand up for what's right. It's time for... we must do something. We must stop gun violence," Giffords said. 

Lujan Grisham says she will stand behind legislation that prevents people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns, and limit access to assault and other high-powered rifles. 

Her opponent in the gubernatorial race, Congressman Steve Pearce, says he does not support policies that limit New Mexicans' right to own guns. 


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