‘Be bold. Be courageous’: Gabby Giffords opens Gun Violence Memorial in LA

‘Be bold. Be courageous’: Gabby Giffords opens Gun Violence Memorial in LA

The memorial in Expedition Park – which is open through Friday – features 3,400 white vases with white flowers to symbolize everyone in California who was killed by a gun in 2020. (Photo by “Confronted by paralysis and aphasia, I responded with determination,” former congresswoman Gabby Giffords says at the Los Angeles Gun Violence Memorial. “I put one foot in front of the other. I found one word, and then I found another. … America needs us to speak out, even when you have to fight to find the words.” (Photo by David Rodish /Cronkite News) Anti-gun violence advocate LaWanda Hawkins of Los Angeles raises a fist in support as Gabby Giffords speaks at the opening of the Los Angeles Gun Violence Memorial. “Because a gun in our community is so easy (to) access, these people lost their lives,” Hawkins says. “This is unacceptable.” (Photo by David Rodish /Cronkite News) Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords adjusts one of the vases at the Los Angeles Gun Violence Memorial, which remembers the more than 3,400 Californians killed by guns in 2020. (Photo by David Rodish/Cronkite News) Anti-gun violence advocate LaWanda Hawkins, whose son and sister were killed by guns, shows her T-shirt adorned with the faces of 40 children who died, 39 of them in gun violence. (Photo by David Rodish/Cronkite News) Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head in January 2011, embraces a fellow gun violence victim at the opening of the Los Angeles Gun Violence Memorial. (Photo […]

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