By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- As part of her continued push for gun control, Gabrielle Giffords told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that “women’s lives are at stake” in the debate over guns.
According to the NY Daily News, Giffords was on Capitol Hill May 1st to meet with senators about “legislation that would bar domestic abusers from buying guns.”
Giffords said, “A gun in a household with a history of domestic violence increases the risk that a woman will be killed there by 20 times, compared to households without guns.”
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) “enthusiastically agreed” and is setting up the hearing “on guns and domestic violence” that Giffords requested.
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