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Obama meets with Gabrielle Giffords as administration looks to tighten gun laws

Obama meets with Gabrielle Giffords as administration looks to tighten gun laws

As the White House seeks ways that President Obama could legally tighten restrictions on gun ownership, including closure of the so-called gun show loophole, he met Friday with Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman severely wounded in a mass shooting in Tucson in 2011 in which six people were killed.

The meeting with Giffords and her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, who advocate for tougher gun safety laws, was part of the Obama administration's ongoing dialogue "with those who share the president's passion for taking some common-sense steps to...

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