PHOENIX — Gunshot survivor Gabrielle Giffords has begun a tour of nine states pushing for stronger gun laws to help protect women from domestic violence.
The former U.S. congresswoman from Arizona kicked off the campaign Tuesday in Maine.
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) October 14, 2014
Mark & I are using our 2nd chance at service to help make communities safer from gun violence. Follow @resp_solutions to stay updated.
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) October 10, 2014
Giffords has spent most of the past year advocating for stricter gun control. She was shot in the head meeting constituents at a Tucson grocery store in January 2011. Six people were killed in the attack.
She and husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, have testified before the Senate on gun violence and lead Americans for Responsible Solutions, an advocacy group.
The tour will stop in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania,
Arizona, Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon and Washington state.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.