Gabby Giffords meets with Newtown families

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 5, 2013
Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, also the victim of a violent shooting crime, visited privately with Newtown families and officials Friday, January 4, prompted by the Sandy Hook School deaths on December 14.
Following the meeting with First Selectman Pat Llodra and others at the municipal center, Ms Llodra offered her thoughts.

"What drew her was the shared experience our 26 victims and survivors, and what she experienced in Arizona."

On January 8, 2011, a week into her third term, Congresswoman Giffords was a victim of a shooting near Tuscon, which was a reported assassination attempt. She was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head, and 13 people were injured and six others were killed in the shooting,

Also among officials meeting with Ms Gifford Friday were Senator Richard Blumenthal, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Selectman Jim Gaston, and Deputy Director Of Land Use Rob Sibley.

The group spoke about "what we as a society feel, what difference can we make given the horrific things that have happened," Mrs Llodra said. They considered, "How do we have a greater good come out of it? We talked about gun control, mental health, and society's desensitization to violence."

From the Newtown Bee

Mrs Llodra said, "I think what ends up in a meeting with [Ms Giffords] and other important people is that we need to use our voice to make a change, a stoking of that commitment." The time to act in the wake of the school shootings is now. "We have to leverage that experience, and the world will listen to us, but we have to move quickly."

Stressing a "great confidence in our delegation," Mrs Llodra said, "We can't let Congress off the hook either."

Read more at http://newtownbee.com/News/News/2013/01-Janua...
Snow Man

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 5, 2013
What a remarkable woman!
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#3 Jan 5, 2013
Snow Man wrote:
What a remarkable woman!
Yes, It is amazing how a shot to the head can turn a stupid liberal into a babbling stupid liberal that drools.
Ben

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 5, 2013
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, It is amazing how a shot to the head can turn a stupid liberal into a babbling stupid liberal that drools.
"ASSH*LE"
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#5 Jan 5, 2013
Ben wrote:
<quoted text> "ASSH*LE"
Major Mark should be charged with a sex crime for humping a retard!
Sam Segal

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jan 5, 2013
It is kind of disgusting the way her husband parades her around like a new puppy.
She was rather moderate for a Democrat before her attempted murder though. Now who knows what she thinks. Sad.
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#8 Jan 5, 2013
Sam Segal wrote:
It is kind of disgusting the way her husband parades her around like a new puppy.
She was rather moderate for a Democrat before her attempted murder though. Now who knows what she thinks. Sad.
She thinks she's a guy because the gay bald spaceman keeps pounding her in the arse.
Amuxed Slew

Seattle, WA

#9 Jan 5, 2013
It is kind of disgusting, the way losers comment on a survivor....
Sam Segal

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jan 5, 2013
Amuxed Slew wrote:
It is kind of disgusting, the way losers comment on a survivor....
It's more than disgusting the way you comment on people you know nothing about. Most of us are survivors of something, yet here you are, stalking everyone with your worthless insults. It's really amuxing.
smart liberal

United States

#11 Jan 5, 2013
Sam Segal wrote:
It is kind of disgusting the way her husband parades her around like a new puppy.
She was rather moderate for a Democrat before her attempted murder though. Now who knows what she thinks. Sad.
Major Mark stick her on a giant dill-doe and takes her on tours. He runs an electric voltage through the dill-doe so that she can droll and mumble on cue.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#12 Jan 5, 2013
Yeah, you're a survivor with nothing in comparison, but try to imagine yourself as a victim, you are a OBVIOUS victim of repeated HEAD DROPS !
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jan 5, 2013
Sam Segal wrote:
It is kind of disgusting the way her husband parades her around like a new puppy.
She was rather moderate for a Democrat before her attempted murder though. Now who knows what she thinks. Sad.
Anyone that finds fault with Gabby Giffords is TRULY a partisan hack.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jan 5, 2013
Crassus will go to ANY lengths to be offensive. He has the mind of a two year old and only wants attention. 98% of America finds Crassus and his views abhorrent.
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#16 Jan 5, 2013
Jesus-H-christ wrote:
Mark affectionately calls her Humpty Dumpty.
My babbling Gabby bobblehead just spit at me.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#17 Jan 5, 2013
Crassus will go to ANY lengths to be offensive. He has the mind of a two year old and only wants attention. 98% of America finds Crassus and his views abhorrent.
Sam Segal

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jan 5, 2013
Consistent wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone that finds fault with Gabby Giffords is TRULY a partisan hack.
Mrs. Llodra; "we can't let congress off the hook, either."
Anyone who uses a tragedy like Gabby Gifford's for political gain is TRULY a reprehensible miscreant.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#19 Jan 5, 2013
Sam Segal wrote:
<quoted text>Mrs. Llodra; "we can't let congress off the hook, either."
Anyone who uses a tragedy like Gabby Gifford's for political gain
Anyone who can't see the harm a gun does, is TRULY a reprehensible miscreant. Of course, you ARE a POS, right ???
Sam Segal

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Jan 6, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Yeah, you're a survivor with nothing in comparison, but try to imagine yourself as a victim, you are a OBVIOUS victim of repeated HEAD DROPS !
Boy, nobody seems to like you much! That's OBVIOUS!!
And, only an idiot doesn't know the difference between a victim and a survivor. LOL
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#25 Jan 6, 2013
Boy, you can't make an argument, can you ??? Did you really do that poorly in school ??? LMAOROTFU~! At least, your "man" won the recent election right ?
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#26 Jan 6, 2013
Sam Segal wrote:
<quoted text>Boy, nobody seems to like you much! That's OBVIOUS!!
And, only an idiot doesn't know the difference between a victim and a survivor. LOL
What is the difference between a victim and a survivor?

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