On the fourth anniversary of the Arizona shooting that left Representative Gabby Giffords in the hospital with a gunshot wound to her head, Obama met with Giffords to praise her gun control efforts.
While in Arizona, Obama met with Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, calling her a “hero” and commenting on her health.
“It was four years ago today that Gabby and some other wonderful Arizonans were gunned down outside a supermarket in Tucson. It’s a tough day for a lot of folks down there, we keep them in (our) thoughts and prayers,” Obama said.
“She’s a hero and she’s a great Arizonan. I’m really proud of her,” he added.
“She looks wonderful and she’s got the same energy and passion that she always has had and even as she waged her won fight to recover she’s fought to prevent the next tragedies from happening to others,” Obama said.
Giffords and 18 other people were shot when lone gunman opened fire, leaving 6 dead.
Giffords and her husband later started the anti-gun group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, which has been battling the NRA but has not won any real victories.
One week ago, Breitbart reported that “in the wake of repeated legislative and election defeats,” Americans for Responsible Solutions has been asking members for more money and guidance for which direction the organization should go.
One of the biggest defeats for Giffords happened only 2 weeks ago when pro-gun Republican Martha McSally defeated Ron Barber for Giffords old congressional seat. In the race, “Americans for Responsible Solutions spent over $2 million in this race, a whopping 4 times more than any other race.”