Gabby Giffords Just Made A Powerful Point When It Comes To Gun Violence And Women

She's the survivor of a 2011 shooting.

Gabrielle Giffords knows a thing to two about women and gun violence. 

A shooter had fired at and shot the former congresswoman back in 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., but she has since recovered. Now, she's using her platform to address guns, especially how they relate to domestic violence. Like the fact that 34 percent of all women murdered were killed by a male partner, usually with a gun.

She hosted a Domestic Violence Awareness summit as part of her Women's Coalition for Common Sense initiative last Wednesday, and really drove that point home and then some.

"We have a problem in our country. Too many women are dying from gun violence. Guns and domestic violence are a deadly mix," she said. "Criminals with guns, abusers with guns, stalkers with guns, that makes gun violence a wome's issue. For mothers, for families, for me and you."


Some opposers to common sense gun laws would say that giving women guns makes them safer, but statistics have shown that is not the case. 

Per one study, a third of women murdered had a gun in their home and two-thirds of them had it used against them. 

The Atlantic writer Evan Defilippis put it eloquently:

"In fact, not a single study to date has shown that the risk of any crime including burglary, robbery, home invasion or spousal abuse against a female is decreased through gun ownership," he said. 

Giffords believes it's time to take a different approach. 

Watch her speech in the video above. 

(H/T: The Huffington Post)


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