- 07.02.13 08:02 PM EDT
They're calling it the "Rights and Responsibilities" tour: a weeklong, 7-state trip to states, mostly where Senators voted no in April for the Manchin-Toomey bill. The bill, which failed to pass the Senate, would have extended background checks for gun purchases to gun shows and online sales.
Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, were longtime gun-owners before Giffords was shot, but this is the first time they've returned to a firing range since the tragedy. Giffords is still in recovery, and shot off one shot with her left hand before passing the gun to her husband.
Giffords was shot in 2011 by Jared Loughner, at a campaign event in Tuscon. Giffords, then a Congresswoman, was hit in the head in the rampage that killed six and left a dozen wounded.