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Giffords set for gun show visit

Former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is set for her first visit to a gun show since she survived an assassination attempt in 2011.

The former Arizona representative plans to highlight a voluntary agreement that closely monitors gun show sales in New York. This comes as part of her national campaign for stricter gun control.

Ms Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, are touring the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair in New York state on Sunday with US attorney general Eric Schneiderman.

Mr Schneiderman had worked with all 35 gun show operators in New York to adopt stringent new rules to track sales. Mr 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.

Ms Giffords was shot in the head during a meeting with constituents in Tucson on January 8 2011. Six people died in the incident.



From Belfast Telegraph