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Tucson Shooting Survivors Appear In Anti-Gun Violence Video

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Exactly one year since a deadly shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords seriously wounded, survivors of the massacre have shared their stories in a new video released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Six people were killed in the attacks and 13 others were wounded, including Giffords, who was shot in the head.

"I felt completely lost, like I was in an alien world, and none of this could possibly be happening a mile from my home," said survivor Mavy Stoddard.

"I get emotional when I talk about Christina Green and it's bothering me right now. Just for a second, I'll get over it. But it's so sad that something like that could happen to a nine-year-old girl," said former Colonel Bill Badger, another survivor.

According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the survivors have teamed up to support the Fix Gun Checks Act.

In the city, the group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence joined the National Action Network on Sunday to commemorate victims of the mass shooting with a march and vigil in Harlem.

Among those in attendance was Long Island Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, who has been pushing for tougher gun legislation for nearly two decades after her husband was killed and her son severely injured by bullets on a Long Island commuter train.

"When my colleague Gabby got shot and the way that all went down was almost exactly what happened on the Long Island Rail Road 18 years ago," McCarthy said.

"These are common sense laws we are trying to pass and trying to make it more difficult for criminals to get guns," said Colin Weaver of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

Advocates say while new laws might not keep every would-be criminal from getting guns, many agree they could cut those numbers down.

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