Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords Pushing for Tougher Gun Laws in Virginia

Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords is pushing for tougher gun laws in Virginia.

Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, announced Tuesday at a Capitol news conference the formation of a new state-level coalition of gun-control advocates.

The group, called the Virginia Coalition for Common Sense, says it will advocate for legislation aimed at preventing guns from getting into the hands of dangerous people. A top priority will be advocating for mandatory background checks at gun shows.

Giffords was gravely wounded in a shooting at an event in 2011. She and Kelly have formed similar coalitions in several other states.

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