Former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is set to visit a gun show for the first time since she survived an assasination attempt in 2011.
Ms Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, are touring the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair in New York today with US attorney general Eric Schneiderman as part of her national campaign for stricter gun control.
The former Arizona representative plans to highlight a voluntary agreement that closely monitors gun show sales in New York.
Jared Lee Loughner killed six people and shot Ms Giffords in the head during a public meeting in Tucson in January 2011.
Gabrielle Giffords has told Congress they must 'be courageous' in tackling gun control. Ms Giffords was a Senator when she was shot in the head in January 2011 as she met her constituents outside a supermarket.
Six other people lost their lives in the attack. Ms Giffords was left fighting for her life but has since made a remarkable recovery including re-learning how to talk.
Ms Giffords said; "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."
Mark Kelly, the husband of the former congresswoman, said in a statement to the court:
Gabby would trade her own life to bring back any one of those you savagely murdered on that day.
Mr. Loughner, by making death and producing tragedy, you sought to extinguish the beauty of life. To diminish potential. To strain love. And to cancel ideas. You tried to create for all of us a world as dark and evil as your own.
But know this, and remember it always: You failed.