Giffords: Stronger Guns Law Will Protect Domestic Violence Victims

Oct 15, 2014

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was in New Hampshire Wednesday pushing for stronger gun laws.

Giffords was shot in the head during a campaign event in 2011, and is in the midst of a nine-state tour. She says strengthening gun laws would protect victims of domestic violence.

She made stops in Manchester and Concord on behalf of Americans for Responsible Solutions.

Executive director Pia Carusone says keeping the state’s Congressional Democrats in office is critical to the organization’s cause.

“The incumbents in these cases have been very supportive of gun violence prevention policies and also strong supporters of the 2nd Amendment. For us, that’s a critical indicator in terms of leaders we want to continue to work with.”

The group has formed a Political Action Committee, which has spent more than $1 million on ads criticizing Republicans House candidates Frank Guinta and Marilinda Garcia.