Watch Gabrielle Giffords Skydive on the Anniversary of the Tucson Shooting


To mark the three year anniversary of the 2011 Tucson shooting that left her shot in the head and killed multiple others, Gabby Giffords jumped out of an airplane.

Gabby has skydived before, in 2009. On the second anniversary of her shooting, Giffords started a PAC devoted to curbing gun violence. In a video interview with Today, Giffords demonstrates that she’s still struggling with speaking, but she can certainly get across what she wants to say. “Oh, wonderful sky. Gorgeous mountain. Blue skies. I like a lot,” she said to Savannah Guthrie.

This week, Giffords also wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times about her and her husband’s work on gun law reform:

Our fight is a lot more like my rehab. Every day, we must wake up resolved and determined. We’ll pay attention to the details; look for opportunities for progress, even when the pace is slow. Some progress may seem small, and we might wonder if the impact is enough, when the need is so urgent.
But every day we will recruit a few more allies, talk to a few more elected officials, convince a few more voters. Some days the steps will come easily; we’ll feel the wind at our backs. Other times our knees will buckle. We’ll tire of the burden. I know this feeling. But we’ll persist.

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