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Tom Zoellner Discusses the Year Anniversary of the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting

This Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the "Tucson Tragedy" -- the shooting that left six dead and 14 more (including the shooter's intended target, U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords) wounded at the hands of a young man from Marana named Jared Lee Loughner.

In the year that's passed, many have tried to pick up the pieces, to make sense of the senseless, and to figure out what the shootings say about Arizona.

In his new book, A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America, Tom Zoellner, a longtime friend of Giffords', explores the events that led up to the shooting and offers his advice for how Arizona and the country need to change in order to prevent the next shooting rampage.

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