Gabrielle Giffords tours New York gun show

By Erika Mahoney

Gabrielle Giffords tours New York gun show

October 13, 2013 Updated Oct 13, 2013 at 8:11 PM EDT

Saratoga Springs, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, toured a New York gun show Sunday to talk about stopping gun violence.

Giffords walked around the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair gun show with her husband, Captain Mark Kelly, and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

She talked about her support for new procedures pushed by the Attorney General's office called New York's Model Gun Show Procedures.

As part of those procedures, a background check is conducted on every firearm sold in gun shows in the empire state.

Schneiderman said nearly three dozen gun show owners have signed the protocols.

Gifford urges other states to follow New York's lead.

"Stopping gun violence takes courage," Giffords said. "The courage to do what's right. The courage of new ideas. I've seen more courage when my life was on the line. Now is a time to come together, be responsible. Democrats, Republicans, everyone. We must better stop fighting."

Giffords formed the Americans for Responsible Solutions in January.

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