Gabby Giffords and husband Mark Kelly will attend their first gun show since she survived a 2011 assassination attempt. Gabby Giffords is attending to highlight New York's new stricter gun control law. Is it a state model?
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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, is set to tour a New York gun show, the first such visit since she was shot.
Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, a former combat pilot and astronaut, are scheduled to be with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Sunday to highlight a voluntary agreement and stricter state gun control law.
It will be latest event by Giffords and Kelly in their national campaign for expanded background checks for gun sales.
A state law enacted earlier this year with a push by Gov. Andrew Cuomo expanded a ban on military-style weapons, requires mental health professionals to report threats, limits magazines to seven bullets, taxes bullets and creates a registry to keep guns out of the wrong hands. It was approved a month after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.