Gabby Giffords Heads to Newtown

Will meet privately with shooting victims' families
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 4, 2013 1:50 AM CST
In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords blows a kiss after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – Gabrielle Giffords is planning a trip a Newtown home today, where she'll meet privately with families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims, the AP reports. Connecticut's lieutenant governor has also been invited to the meeting, which is "planned but not confirmed," officials say. It's possible the former Arizona congresswoman, who survived a mass shooting herself, will make an additional appearance. Two days ago, Giffords and husband Mark Kelly met with New York mayor Michael Bloomberg regarding gun control, NBC Connecticut notes. (Read more Gabrielle Giffords stories.)

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