Former Rep. Gabby Giffords Visits Newtown Home

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Jan. 4 2013 12:44 PM

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords Visits Newtown Home

Almost two years after a gunman stormed a public event in Tucson and shot her in the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is visiting the latest flashpoint for gun violence: Newtown, Conn.

Giffords is appearing Friday at a private home in the town, where 20 schoolchildren were killed last month. The former congresswoman has campaigned against gun violence and in favor of an assault-weapons ban since recovering from her injuries.

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After the Newtown shootings, Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, tweeted: “When will we address this problem as a nation? The time is now.”

About 400 students from Sandy Hook Elementary returned to school this week at a new school in a neighboring town.