Gabby Giffords to bring anti-gun violence tour to Connecticut

FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, about bipartisan legislation on gun safety. In past five years, Giffords has hiked the Grand Canyon, raced in a 40-mile bike ride, sky dived and founded an advocacy group that helped convince President Obama to take executive action on gun control.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, about bipartisan legislation on gun safety. In past five years, Giffords has hiked the Grand Canyon, raced in a 40-mile bike ride, sky dived and founded an advocacy group that helped convince President Obama to take executive action on gun control. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will bring her 14-state tour to fight gun violence to Connecticut this weekend.

On Saturday, Giffords’ 42-day “Vocal Majority National Bus Tour” will make a stop in Newtown. Giffords will hold a roundtable discussion on gun violence with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty in Newtown’s Edmond Town Hall at 11 a.m. Giffords says the focus will be on how far the nation has come since the Sandy Hook tragedy.

Giffords is the Co-Founder of the gun violence prevention political action committee Americans for Responsible Solutions. She survived an assassination attempt in her home state of Arizona in 2012 that left her with a severe brain injury.

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