DES MOINES, Iowa -- A famous victim of gun violence was in Des Moines Monday morning urging voters to make gun control a priority.
Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords is on a 16-state tour representing what she calls the "vocal majority" of Americans who are for stricter gun laws.
Giffords was joined by Iowa Democratic Candidates Patty judge and Jim Mowrer, along with other Democratic leaders.
They back the "no fly, no buy" proposal, which would prohibit suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.
Giffords is still making strides in her recovery from the trauma she suffered when she was shot in the head.
She had a brief, pointed message calling for change.
"Stopping gun violence takes courage, the courage to do what's right, the courage of new ideas," she said Monday. "I've seen great courage when my life was on the line. Now is the time to come together, be responsible, Democrats, Republicans, everyone. We must never stop fighting. Fight fight fight! Be bold, be courageous the nation is counting on you, thank you."