WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords did not speak, but her presence was clearly felt at a news conference of Democratic lawmakers and students from around the country who were demanding tougher gun laws, a prelude to the national March For Our Lives after Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
A teenage activist, Democratic lawmakers and an educator called for Arizona to pass gun control laws. A Republican-controlled Legislature has stymied such bills this session saying they are unnecessary.
WASHINGTON - A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would let gun owners with concealed-carry permits cross state lines without prior approval, as long as they followed local concealed-carry laws.
WASHINGTON - It's been almost six years since Gabrielle Giffords walked the halls of the Capitol, but her time away does not appear to have reduced the number of friends and supporters the former Tucson congresswoman has here.
PHOENIX - Six years ago, it was a young intern who helped save Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s life in a shooting that shocked Arizona and the nation. Now, that same intern has made history again by helping to found the first LGBT Caucus in the Arizona Legislature.
PHOENIX — “Let’s all take one deep breath together, and I’d like you to turn to the person to the left, or right of you and I’d like you to say to them, ‘I’m glad you’re here and I will not forget this moment,’” said Jenny McLellan, in front of those who attended the 22nd Annual Candlelight Celebration for Mental Health Awareness in downtown Phoenix.
WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords turned and shook her fist toward the Capitol Monday after telling lawmakers "the nation is counting on you" to act in the wake of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, repeated his concerns Thursday that a breakdown of civility in politics has led to gridlock and, in extreme cases, attacks like those on former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011 and Rep. Steve Scalise in June.
News that Arizona Sen. John McCain is battling brain cancer brought reaction from the White House, former presidents, allies and past opponents.
WASHINGTON - It's been more than six years since a shooting spree at a Tucson congressional event killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but Wednesday's shooting in Virginia brought the memories flooding back.
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill were grappling Wednesday with what one member called the "horrifying and concerning" shooting spree in a Washington suburb that left five people injured, including staffers, police officers and a House member.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was among the Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game Wednesday when "indiscriminate firing" rang out from a gunman who left five wounded before he was killed in a shootout with police.