Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is back in Minnesota for a third time today (Tues), urging state lawmakers to pass a bill requiring criminal background checks on all gun purchases. Giffords says, “Now is the time to come together. Be responsible. Democrats, Republicans, everyone: We must never stop fighting. Fight! Fight! Fight!” The background check bill had an informational hearing in the Minnesota Senate but the measure has made no headway in the Republican-controlled House. Analysts say progress will be more difficult than usual this year because there’s an election.