Congresswoman Giffords attends first gun show since recovery

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Congresswoman Giffords attends first gun show since recovery

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Oct 13, 2013

New York (KTNV) -- Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords attended her first gun show since she was shot in the head in 2011.

She and her husband retired astronaut Mark Kelly visited the Saratoga Springs gun show in upstate New York Saturday.

Both said they are supporters of the second amendment right to bear arms, and own guns themselves, but they are pushing for stricter gun laws.

Giffords is campaigning for federal law requiring background checks for purchased guns at gun shows.

The former Arizona congresswoman chose New York because gun shows in that state already require background checks.

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.