January 12, 2011 at 2:46 PM ET
By: News Desk
The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has drawn new attention to the security of public officials.
From the attempt on President Andrew Jackson's life in 1835 to the shooting of President Ronald Reagan in 1981, look back at previous attacks on politicians throughout America's history.
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