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Transcript: Gabrielle Giffords' statement at Senate gun hearing

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' full statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence, Wednesday, January 30, 2013:

"Thank you for inviting me here today. This is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for Democrats, and Republicans.

"Speaking is difficult but I need to say something important.

Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying - too many children. We must do something.

"It will be hard. But the time is now. You must act. Be bold. Be Courageous. Americans are counting on you. Thank you."

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