Gabby Giffords: Hold Hearings on ‘Preventing Gun Violence Against Women’

( – Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) wants members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on “preventing gun violence against women,” the first step to passing (gun control) legislation, she says.

“[M]any of those who perpetrate violence against women are still allowed easy access to firearms,” Giffords wrote this month in an open letter to the Judiciary Committee.

Giffords writes that women are more likely than men to be killed or stalked by an intimate partner; and she says having a gun in a household with a history of domestic violence makes it much more likely that a women will be killed there.

“On behalf of more than 500,000 members of Americans for Responsible Solutions, I strongly urge you to hold a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss ways to prevent gun violence against women.”

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