Gabrielle Giffords opens Senate gun hearing with plea: ‘Be bold’

WASHINGTON — The year’s first congressional committee hearing on guns began with an emotional jolt Wednesday, with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously wounded in a mass shooting two years ago, urging senators to “be bold, be courageous” in addressing gun violence.Gabrielle Giffords opens Senate gun hearing with plea: ‘Be bold’