Gabrielle Giffords Quotes.
We’re in Sarah Palin’s ‘targeted’ list, but the thing is that the way she has it depicted, we’re in the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they’ve got to realize that there are consequences to that action.
I strongly believe that crossing the aisle for the good of the American people is more important than party politics.
Hope and faith. You have to have hope and faith.
In the absence of a Congress ready to act to reduce gun violence, we will keep working to create a different Congress.
Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.
Senators say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets.
Many may look at me and see mostly what I have lost. I struggle to speak, my eyesight’s not great, my right arm and leg are paralyzed, and I left a job I loved representing southern Arizona in Congress.
Our democracy’s history is littered with names we neither remember nor celebrate – people who stood in the way of progress while protecting the powerful. On Wednesday, a number of senators voted to join that list.
Generations of gun owners have taught their sons and daughters that it takes as much patience and skill to be a good shot as it does to be a good steward of a powerful weapon.
But the safety of the world, in some sense, depends on your saying no to inhumane ideas. Standing up for one’s own integrity makes you no friends. It is costly. Yet defiance of the mob, in the service of that which is right, is one of the highest expressions of courage I know.
From Texas to New Hampshire and everywhere in between, we know that support for policies such as expanded background checks continue to be popular in both parties.
Our office corner has really become an area where the Tea party movement congregates and the rhetoric is really heated. Not just the calls but the e-mails, the slurs.
Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children. We must do something.
Music therapy was so important in the early stages of my recovery because it can help retrain different parts of your brain to form language centers in areas where they weren’t before you were injured.
Mile by mile, it’s a trial; yard by yard, it’s hard; but inch by inch, it’s a cinch.
Speaking is physically difficult for me.
Dangerous people with guns are a threat to women.
My position is to listen to my constituents, learn from the best information available and ultimately make sound, rational decisions that are going to be beneficial to the people of the 8th Congressional District.
Expanding background checks will help create a uniform standard for all gun purchases and prevent criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from obtaining powerful weapons.
Be bold, be courageous, be your best.
I was elected six times to represent southern Arizona, in the State Legislature and then in Congress.
I had planned to spend my 40s continuing my public service and starting a family. I thought that by fighting for the people I cared about and loving those close to me, I could leave the world a better place.
People have told me that I’m courageous, but I have seen greater courage.
I will get stronger. I will return.
My spirit is as strong as ever. I’m still fighting to make the world a safer place, and you can, too.