Scripps alum Gabby Giffords speaks at Democratic National Convention
CLAREMONT, California - July 28, 2016
Giffords was a moderate Democratic congresswoman from Arizona’s 8th district in 2011 when a gunman stormed a constituent event where she was speaking, shot Giffords and left six dead and 12 others injured. Despite being shot in the head at close range, Giffords survived and has been advocating for stricter firearm regulations ever since. The gunshot left her with traumatic brain injuries and the road to recovery has been long and difficult, where even simple words have been, at times, a struggle for her to express.