"Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important," Giffords told the senators. "Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying."
Thousands of people traveled to Washington on Satuday, Jan. 26, for a national March for Gun Control. Here is one marcher's reflections on the day.
Senate offices are getting buried under tens of thousands of letters and a huge coalition has managed to spur one million calls into the Capitol.
Marchers will gather at 10 a.m. at the Capitol Reflecting Pool on 3rd St. NW.
From the White House to anti-violence groups, it's widely agreed that grassroots mobilizing holds the key.