Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, of Arizona, is all too familiar with the horrors of public shooting rampages. Giffords was shot and almost killed by a gunman who showed up at a constituent event she was attending in Tucson in 2011. When the barrage of bullets ended, Giffords and 18 others had been shot. Six people died in the attack.
After making a recovery, the former congresswoman started the gun violence prevention organization Courage to Fight Gun Violence.
"Three workplace active shooting attacks in just the last 24 hours should spark outrage in every American," she said in a statement Thursday.
“No matter where you work, learn, play, or live – you have a right to feel safe, and I’m horrified that that’s no longer the reality in America,” Giffords said.
Giffords said the numbers are horrifying: Nearly 100 people are killed every day by gun violence.
“If gun violence feels like it’s become an everyday occurrence, that’s because it is.”
Giffords urged lawmakers and voters to address the shootings with stronger gun laws.