Giffords to attend gun show under NY sales model
The Associated Press
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords resigned from the House to focus on her health. Her resignation came more than a year after she was gravely wounded. (full story)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, is set to tour a gun show in upstate New York. It will be the first one she has visited since she was shot.
She plans to highlight a voluntary agreement that closely monitors gun show sales in New York.
Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, a former combat pilot and astronaut, will tour the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Sunday with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Schneiderman has worked with all 35 gun show operators in New York to adopt stringent new rules to track sales.
Schneiderman also has a staff member at each gun show to work with operators to monitor compliance with the state's new gun control law.