Dems to Push Gun Control on Anniversary of Giffords Shooting

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats plan to introduce a bill to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after reclaiming the House majority, Democrats are introducing gun control legislation timed for the anniversary of the shooting of former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats will introduce a bill to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms on Tuesday, the eighth anniversary of the day Giffords was shot in the head at a constituent meeting in Arizona. Giffords, who co-founded a gun safety group…

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