Sun October 13, 2013
Gabrielle Giffords Attends A Gun Show
Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has made her first visit to a gun show since surviving a 2011 assassination attempt.
Giffords and her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, toured the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Sunday with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The visit came a day after Giffords and Kelly made a stop at RIT.
Giffords was in Saratoga to highlight a voluntary agreement that closely monitors gun show sales in New York. It's part of her national campaign for stricter gun control.
Schneiderman had 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.
Giffords was shot in the head while meeting with constituents in Tucson. Six people died in that 2011 attack.
On Sunday about a dozen protesters rallied outside the gun show holding signs critical of New York's new law that expanded a ban on military-style weapons, among other things.