Gabrielle Giffords: Then and now

POSTED: 10:31 AM PDT Jun 12, 2011    UPDATED: 11:22 AM PST Jan 18, 2014 

Jan. 8 marks the third anniversary of a mass shooting that left former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded. Today, Giffords continues to call for persistence in the fight for gun control and has revealed for the first time that she now has movement in her right arm. Look back at her miraculous recovery.

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Ron Barber, who was Giffords' district director when he was also injured in the 2011 shooting, won Giffords' seat in a special election after her resignation. In 2012, he won a narrow victory to keep the seat during the general election. Pictured here, Barber, right, is sworn into office by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), left, as his wife Nancy Barber (C) looks on in the Speaker's offices at the U.S. Capitol June 19, 2012 in Washington, D.C.


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