Gabrielle Giffords Pens Angry NYT Piece on Need For Gun Control

The U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation on Wednesday that would expand background checks for those wanting to buy guns, causing many people to become upset, including Gabrielle Giffords, the politician who was a victim of a tragic shooting near Tucson on Jan. 8, 2011 that left six people dead and 12 wounded.

In a moving opinion piece for The New York Times, the 42-year-old penned her feelings on the failure of the Senate to obtain the 60 votes needed to pass the legislation that would have also banned assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazine. Giffords, who has recovered some of her ability to walk, speak, read and write through rehab, addressed the senators and mentioned the young victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting.