Shooting victim to take on gun lobby [Evening Times (Glasgow, Scotland)]
(Evening Times (Glasgow, Scotland) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) AMERICA: The former US congresswoman who was shot in the head two years ago has launched a national effort against gun violence.
Gabrielle Giffords has said she will work to counter the country's strong gun lobby.
Her effort comes as the Obama administration faces a self- imposed deadline at the end of this month to propose ways to curb the mass shootings and other violence that continue to grip the country.
The administration this week is calling gun owner groups, victims' organisations and representatives from the video game industry to the White House for discussions.
The move follows the massacre of 20 children and six adults at a school in Connecticut last month.
President Barack Obama called the shooting the worst moment of his presidency and has demanded "real action, right now".
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