By Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was wounded three years ago in Tucson, is speaking in Seattle Wednesday as part of a cross-country tour to promote gun control.

She’s appearing at a panel discussion on reducing gun violence against women. Organizers say it will focus on background checks for gun buyers.

Gifford’s nine-state tour started more than a week ago in Maine where she advocated tougher laws to protect women from stalkers and domestic violence.

Her gun-control advocacy group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, calls guns and domestic violence “a lethal mix.” It says abuse victims are five times more likely to be killed if the aggressor has access to a gun.

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