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Proudly served Arizona's 8th District in the United States Congress 2007-2012. Co-founded @GiffordsCourage. Married to @CaptMarkKelly.
Jan 8 4 tweets 2 min read
11 years ago today, a normal Saturday morning in Tucson turned our lives upside down. I was shot in the head. Six of my constituents were killed and 12 more were injured. My life and my community would never be the same. We were devastated, but we were not broken. The Tucson community came together. We found purpose and hope in each other. We mourned our friends and neighbors.

Christina-Taylor Green
Dorothy Morris
Judge John Roll
Phyllis Schneck
Dorwan Stoddard
Gabe Zimmerman

I will carry their memories with me forever.
Jan 8, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Ten years ago, my life and my community changed forever. I was shot in the head, six people were killed, 12 others injured. But the attack did not break me—or the people I represented in Congress. We came together, turned pain into purpose, and found hope in each other. Today, my heart and mind are with those we lost in the Tucson shooting:

Christina-Taylor Green
Gabe Zimmerman
Judge John Roll
Phyllis Schneck
Dorwan Stoddard
Dorothy Morris

Their memories are a blessing that keeps me going, even when times are tough.
Jan 7, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Sitting in the hospital 10 years ago, I knew I faced a long road to recovery. I wasn’t alone.

I’m so inspired by Roxanna Green, @pamelaksimon, @marycelery and @PATRICIAMAISCH1. They’ve faced loss and pain, but fight every day to save others from it. azcentral.com/in-depth/news/… Roxanna lost her bright 9-year-old daughter Christina-Taylor Green on that tragic day nearly 10 years ago. It takes great courage and strength to keep going. She honors her daughter’s memory every day by fighting for safer communities. Image
Aug 4, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
I have no more words. I only have anger. President Donald Trump and Leader Mitch McConnell must call the Senate back from August recess immediately. We cannot afford to wait another day for lawmakers to address this horrific national public safety threat. #daytonshooting In less than one minute, one man with a gun murdered 9 people and injured 16 others. This is not normal. The shootings that happened this weekend—the shootings that happen every single day in America—are not normal. #daytonshooting
Jun 1, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
We’re only 151 days into 2019 and there have already been 150 mass shootings. This reality is horrifying. It’s heartbreaking. And the fact that our nation’s leaders continue to fail to protect us should fuel outrage in every American. #VirginiaBeach The stories of survivors from Virginia Beach touch on a familiar refrain: a workday shattered by gunfire. Coworkers huddled on the floor trying to stay quiet as the shooting gets closer. The disbelief that it’s finally happening to them. Our hearts are in Virginia tonight.
Feb 27, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
Today’s historic gun safety victory in Congress is a testament to courage. Just eight weeks into the new Congress, courage is what inspired the House to pass #HR8. When it looked like the gun lobby would forever silence any debate on stronger gun laws, courage shone through. Courage embodied by relentless advocates and resilient survivors, and exemplified by leaders who ran for office and won on the promise to fight for a safer future.
Feb 5, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
This is the state of America's gun violence crisis:

Since President Trump took office, over 75,000 people in America have been killed with a gun. There have been nearly 700 mass shootings. At least 3,300 children shot and killed. Over 1,000 women shot by intimate partners. #SOTU This is the state of America's gun violence crisis:

Children learn to hide during active shooter drills. Parents live in fear their kids won’t come home. Families fall asleep to the sound of gunfire. People find themselves mapping escape routes in case they hear gunfire. #SOTU
Feb 15, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
The accounts from today's school shooting in Parkland, Florida strike fear into all Americans. Is it safe to send our kids to school? Are we safe in our homes and communities? But our fear cannot compare to what our innocent children felt as the gunshots rang out, bullets flew through the halls of their school, and their teachers and classmates were gunned down.
Nov 6, 2017 10 tweets 2 min read
The shooting in #SutherlandSprings was among the worst in U.S. history.

3 of the 5 deadliest shootings have come in the past 2 years. This trend is tragic. It's horrifying. It is NOT normal. And we need your help to do something about it.
Jun 2, 2016 14 tweets 4 min read
5 yrs ago at a meeting w/my constituents in Tucson, AZ, a troubled young man opened fire, injuring 12 & killing 6. I was shot in the head. When I was shot, the bullet tore through the left side of my brain, an injury that is almost always fatal. Somehow, I survived.