By Alanna Durkin, The Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gabby Giffords has launched a nine-state tour to promote tougher gun laws that she says will help protect women and families.
The former Arizona congresswoman urged law enforcement officials and domestic violence advocates in Maine on Tuesday to help her bring about change, saying "We can lead the way.''
Giffords, who was severely wounded by a gunman in 2011, spoke haltingly but clearly, telling the group, "We can win elections. Please join your voice with mine.''