Gabrielle Giffords Visits Newtown, Connecticut

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Gabrielle Giffords paid an emotional visit this afternoon to Newtown, Connecticut, as the former Congressman tragically has something in common with this scarred area.

Giffords, of course, was shot in the head two years ago outside Tucson in an incident that claimed five people.

The brave politician was accompanied by husband Mark Kelly and reportedly met first selectman Pat Llodra, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.

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"Our horrible event of Dec. 14 has some of those same tragic elements as experienced in the Tucson event that so harmed Ms. Giffords and took the lives of innocent citizens," Llodra said in a statement. "I believe that our community will see Ms. Giffords as an ally in the efforts to draw attention to gun control legislation."

This topic is a hot debate in Washington these days, as well as in Hollywood, where a celebrity-filled PSA was slammed in a recent parody.

Giffords plans to meet with families directly affected by the Sandy Hook shooting, but neither the public nor the press is invited to that event.

The ex-Congresswoman wishes to keep it private in a show of respect.

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