Gun Hearing Starts With Plea From Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords

WASHINGTON -- The first congressional committee hearing on guns of the year began with an emotional jolt Wednesday, with former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was seriously wounded in a mass shooting two years ago, urging senators to "be bold, be courageous" in addressing gun violence.

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