Gabrielle Giffords Descriptive Essay by Carly Evans

A look at the life and career of Gabby Giffords, including the assassination attempt perpetrated upon her.
# 149881 | 1,020 words | 2 sources | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper looks at the early life and career of Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona's representative for its 8th congressional district. It also looks at the assassination attempt made against her in January of 2011 and her rehabilitation in the year since.

Assassination Attempt
The Assassin
The Controversy
Giffords' Recovery

From the Paper:

"The shooting set off a firestorm across the political spectrum, with many people on the Left stating that the violent rhetoric and gun policies of the Right had led to the shooting. Former vice-presidential candidate and Alaskan governor, Sarah Palin, took a significant amount of the wrath, due to the fact that her website had published a map of the United States with targeting sights over districts of the representatives she wanted removed from office. This image, along with what some saw as her violent rhetoric, led many to suggest that she was directly responsible for the assassination attempt. After settling down a bit, the controversy was reignited when the Pima county Reuplican Committee decided to publicly auction off a Glock firearm to raise money. This was the same type of firearm used in the shooting; critics viewed this move by the region's Right as a classic example of their lack of sensitivity to gun-related deaths and on gun control. (N/A, 2011)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • N/A. (2011, September 1). Pima County GOP sparks national controversy with gun raffle. Retrieved January 6, 2012, from
  • Staff, C. W. (2011, August 2). Giffords Returns to House. Retrieved January 5, 2012, from

Cite this Descriptive Essay:

APA Format

Gabrielle Giffords (2012, January 09) Retrieved December 02, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Gabrielle Giffords" 09 January 2012. Web. 02 December. 2021. <>