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Ex-Rep. Gabby Giffords speaks against gun violence in Ohio

Ex-Rep. Gabby Giffords speaks against gun violence in Ohio

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords called Wednesday for political action against gun violence, during an Ohio appearance for a Democratic congressional candidate.

She was introduced by Abbie Youkilis, the aunt of 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg, who was among 17 people killed in the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The girl's grandparents sat just in front of Giffords.

"We must stop gun violence," said Giffords, a Democrat who was severely wounded in a 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six people. "Protect our children, our future. Let them lead the way ... make our country a safer place, a better place."

She told people if...

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