Former Arizona Congresswoman Democrat Gabrielle Giffords issues a statement after the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise during Republican baseball game, saying her heart is with her former colleagues, their families and staff and the U.S. Capitol Police.
My heart is with my former colleagues, their families & staff, and the US Capitol Police- public servants and heroes today and every day.
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) June 14, 2017
Police exchanged gunfire with the shooter at a baseball practice Wednesday morning in Virginia. The shooter is in custody. Five were taken to the hospital according to Virginia Police Chief:
— David Mack (@davidmackau) June 14, 2017
After being shot in the head on January 8, 2011 by a man who also killed 6 of her constituents and wounded 12 others in Tuscon, Arizona and then watching as Congress refused to take action after the massacre of 20 children and 6 of their teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords started Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS).
ARS is a non-profit organization and super PAC dedicated to responsible gun control whose goal is “to encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership.”