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Gabby Giffords ties gun violence to domestic abuse

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords has stopped in New Jersey to talk with lawmakers, residents and advocates about how to protect women from domestic and gun violence.

Giffords sat down Wednesday for a round-table discussion in the Statehouse. She spoke briefly, saying dangerous people with guns are a threat to women, who can lead the way on changing laws.

The meeting came about shortly after Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation requiring convicted domestic abusers to surrender their guns.

Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, launched Americans for Responsible Solutions in 2012 and have traveled the country pushing for legislation dealing with gun violence.

Giffords survived a gunshot to the head on Jan. 8, 2011 when a man opened fire in Tucson, Arizona, killing six.

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