Giffords gives emotional graduation address

May 26, 2013

Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords spoke at a university graduation in New York Saturday. The former U.S. Representative says the future of today's college graduates "shines bright." Giffords spoke for 80 seconds at Bard’s College’s commencement and urged graduates to “be bold, be courageous, be your best.”

Giffords was among 13 people wounded in a 2011 shooting outside a Tucson supermarket that left six others dead. The Democrat resigned from Congress a year later.

 Her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, joined her at the podium. He spoke about their new organization, Americans For Responsible Gun Control. He said its focus is to keep communities safer while protecting the Second Amendment.

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