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Gabby Giffords Meets With George H.W. Bush Over Gun Control

Former Representative Gabby Giffords met with President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara over gun control.

Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly are on their seven-day-seven-state Rights and Responsibilities tour. The purpose of their tour is to increase background checks for those purchasing guns.

Some victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting are also accompanying the couple.

The meeting took place at the former President’s Kennebunkport, Maine home, Giffords spokeswoman Pia Carusone tells ABC News.

This is the second time Giffords has met with Bush and his wife Barbara. When she was in the hospital, recovering from gun shot wounds that almost took her life, the former first couple paid her a visit.

In her memoir she explains that at that point in her recovery she could only say “chicken” to the former president and first lady.

In April the Senate defeated a bill that would increase background checks for firearm purchases. Gabby Giffords made stops to the dissenting Senators to attempt to make them change their vote so the bill could be passed as law.

While on their tour, Kelly got in some target practice in Nevada, Alaska, and went shooting in New Hampshire.

This is a clear attempt to show that they not against using guns, but tighter regulations that would prevent crimes like those who occurred to Giffords.

She was almost killed in January, 2011 when a mentally ill man shot her and killed six others in her congressional district in Tucson, Ariz.

The couple is working with Republicans, gun owners, and independents.

“Democrats and Republicans, everyone. We must do something. Fight, fight, fight,” Giffords said.

In January, Giffords and Kelly told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer that the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting meant they had to do something.

“Twenty first-graders’ being murdered in their classrooms is a very personal thing for everybody.” Gabby Giffords told Sawyer referring to tighter gun control.