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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:06 PM

Gabrielle Giffords meets with Sandy Hook families

Source: AP


The mass shooting survivor and former Arizona congresswoman recently met with families in Newtown

BY JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Mass shooting survivor and former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has met with families of the victims of the Connecticut school massacre that left 26 people dead.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he attended the meeting Friday with the families and was impressed by their strength as well as the caring shown by Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly.

Giffords met earlier in the day with officials including Blumenthal and the town’s first selectman.

It was nearly two years ago that Giffords was critically wounded herself in a mass shooting in Arizona. She was left partially blind and with a brain injury.

The Newtown massacre was carried out Dec. 14 by a gunman who killed 20 first-graders and 6 educators before committing suicide.

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/04/gabrielle_giffords_meets_with_sandy_hook_families/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:13 PM

1. What courage, these families are hurting and will be for a long time.

We need to form a group similar to MADD, to press for sensible gun laws, this should never happen again. Gabby and her husband are very compassionate, I pray for families who have list loved ones through violent gun deaths.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:15 PM

2. Such a classy thing to do...

Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly are amazing people. I would imagine they provided great comfort to the people in Newtown.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:16 PM

3. Gabrielle is an excellent

person to help these people begin to heal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:15 AM

4. They All have Amazing Strength and Courage.. and are an

Inspiration and Honor to our country and the Human Race.

Thanks DonViejo

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