Gabrielle Giffords: Virginia shooting is an attack on democracy

PHOENIX - Gabby Giffords, the former U.S. representative who was shot during a public meeting with her constituents in Arizona six years ago, says she is heart-broken for the victims of Wednesday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice.

Giffords issued a statement through her political action committee, Americans for Responsible Solutions, which aims to reduce gun violence through stricter laws.

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Giffords said the shooting is an attack on all who serve and participate in democracy.

Giffords was shot in the head and severely wounded on Jan. 8, 2011, outside a Tucson grocery store. Six people were killed and 13 were injured in the shooting by Jared Loughner, who is serving life in prison.

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