Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is planning on privately visiting those families who lost loved ones during the unspeakably horrific Sandy Hook Elementary shootings that took place on Dec 14th.
Gabrielle is no stranger to terrible gun-inflicted violence, as she survived a gunshot wound to the head when a man opened fire in a Tucson shopping center two years ago.
Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly recently spoke out in favor of gun control, with Mike stating:
"As we mourn, we must sound a call for our leaders to stand up and do what is right.
This time our response must consist of more than regret, sorrow, and condolence The children of Sandy Hook Elementary School and all victims of gun violence deserve leaders who have the courage to participate in a meaningful discussion about our gun laws – and how they can be reformed and better enforced to prevent gun violence and death in America. This can no longer wait."
Gabrielle will undoubtedly offer hope and support to those mourning in Newtown, CT, as she more than most can relate to the anger, pain, and helplessness we imagine they must be feeling.
We only hope that all those affected by this unfathomable tragedy find peace.
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