Giffords to Join with Weinberg, Mosquera & Local Women Leaders and Domestic Violence Prevention Advocates for Discussion on Protecting Women and Families from Gun Violence

TRENTON, NJ – On Wednesday, March 18th at noon, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the Co-Founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions, will be joined by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera, and other Garden State women leaders for a roundtable discussion on the need for laws that protect women and families from gun violence.
What: Roundtable discussion with former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and Garden State women leaders on the need for laws that protect women and families from gun violence.
When: 12:00pm ET, Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Who:
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Co-Founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions
Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg
Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera
New Jersey women leaders and domestic violence prevention advocates
Where: Room 103, New Jersey State House, 125 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
Gun violence and domestic violence are a lethal mix in the United States, and access to guns plays a central role in rates of mortality. Women in the U.S. are 11 times likely to be murdered with a gun than women in peer countries, and more than half of all murders of women are committed with a gun. Abused women are five times more likely to be killed by their abuser if the abuser has access to a firearm. Domestic violence assaults involving a gun are 12 times more likely to result in death than those involving other weapons or bodily force.