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        1/31/2013, Shevat 20, 5773

      Giffords to Congress: You Must Act on Gun Violence


      Ex-lawmaker and shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords made a dramatic appeal to Congress Wednesday, telling lawmakers "you must act" to find ways to reduce the epidemic of U.S. gun violence, AFP reports.

      Democrat Giffords came face to face at a Senate hearing with leaders of the National Rifle Association, who reiterated their call for arming security forces at schools.

      “Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying,” said Giffords, a former congresswoman who was shot in the head two years ago at a massacre in her Arizona district. “We must do something. It will be hard, but the time is now.”