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House Democrats to introduce gun bill on anniversary of Gabrielle Giffords shooting

On the eighth anniversary of the day when then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head and nearly assassinated, U.S. House Democrats are set to introduce legislation to expand background checks to nearly every gun sale.

Giffords, D-Ariz., who served in Congress from 2007 to 2012, is expected to join House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at an event in Washington that signals political and social shifts on gun control after years of high-profile mass shootings with no significant political action to stop them.

"Our Democratic Majority will press relentlessly for bipartisan progress to end the epidemic of gun violence on our streets, in our schools and in our places of worship," Pelosi said in a statement. "Enough is enough.”

Supporters of the bill — including all five Democratic members of Arizona's House delegation — say the timing is a nod to Giffords and other survivors of gun violence. It will be called H.R. 8, will call for near-universal background checks for gun sales, and according to the Washington Post, will not address an assault weapons ban.

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