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.
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.