Gabby Giffords Fires Gun At Las Vegas Shooting Range (VIDEO)

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) fired a handgun at a Las Vegas, Nev. shooting range Monday as part of her “Rights and Responsibilities Tour.”

In a video posted by ABC News, Giffords, who was shot in the head at an event in 2011, fired a single shot with her left hand. Her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, stepped in to steady her arm and take the gun from her when she pointed the firearm upwards after firing. Onlookers applauded Giffords after the shot.

Giffords and Kelly are on a week-long, seven-state tour to promote gun control laws.

Watch video of Giffords on the shooting range below, courtesy of ABC News: 

 

[h/t Atlantic Wire]

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