HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Former Congresswoman Gabr...

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:44 AM

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords plans Newtown visit

Source: NBC News



Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords, who survived a shooting at a campaign event in Arizona two years ago and now advocates stricter gun laws, plans to be in Newtown, Conn., on Friday for a private late afternoon meeting.

Giffords plans to be at a home in the town where 20 first-graders and six staffers were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a spokesperson for Gov. Dan Malloy's office told NBCConnecticut.com.

The meeting, the details of which are unclear, comes a day after more than 400 Sandy Hook students returned to class in a new building. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman's spokesman Steve Jensen later told the AP that the visit was "planned but not confirmed" for Friday afternoon.

Giffords was shot in the head outside a supermarket in Tucson at a meet-the-congresswoman event in 2011. Six people were killed in that attack.

Read more: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/03/16331004-former-congresswoman-gabrielle-giffords-plans-newtown-visit

9 replies, 2092 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords plans Newtown visit (Original post)
onehandle Jan 2013 OP
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #1
annatee33 Jan 2013 #2
shireen Jan 2013 #7
ReRe Jan 2013 #3
DreamGypsy Jan 2013 #4
lunatica Jan 2013 #5
shireen Jan 2013 #6
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #8
jpak Jan 2013 #9

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:49 AM

1. Oh Gabby!

What a Beautiful person you are. Thank you for your compassion and strength!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:56 AM

2. Amazing, there needs to be a discussion.

Bless Ms. Giffords, I can only imagine she feels her life is for a purpose. To get the conversation up, realistic gun laws. I am a gun owner, so was my Dad & Grandpa. Did you know that manufacturing guns does not fall under the same laws as say a Slinky? NRA has had a stranglehold (Thanks Ted) on not only the state and federal laws, but also on safety so you gun does not blow up in your hand.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to annatee33 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 04:31 PM

7. NRA, such a weird organization

Their gun safety classes in local communities are very good. The instructors i had were excellent teachers, and the literature about safely handling firearms was thorough and well-written. No talk about policy, at least at my classes. In that sense, they're doing good things at the grassroots level.

But their policies and political advocay are irresponsible, and their top leadership are a bunch of crazy dangerous kooks!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:12 AM

3. Gabby is looking more like her old self...

...isn't she? I hope she keeps up with her physical therapy and continues to recover more and more. If she keeps going as good as she has up to this point, it wouldn't surprise me to see her back in the House or the Senate (a replacement for Sen. McKain?) some day. Her continuing recovery is an absolute miracle. Love to Gabby! (And you too, onehandle.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:21 AM

4. Let's not forget Mr. Gabrielle Giffords...

As is clear in the photo, Mark Kelly continues to be an exemplar for "Stand By Your WoMan".

When one has the great fortune to know, to associate with, to be the life companion of, a strong, wonderful woman, there is no greater satisfaction than helping her achieve the goals in which you both believe.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:13 AM

5. Now I'm crying for two reasons

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 04:24 PM

6. i don't think it was a campaign event

It was to meet constituents. She was doing her job when that freak attacked.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:00 AM

8. ...


__/\__

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:04 AM

9. Does the NRA plan a counter protest?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread