MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau is in Washington, D.C. Wednesday as part of the launch of a new bipartisan group called Women’s Coalition for Common Sense.

The group was started by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. She survived after she was shot in the head at a campaign event in Arizona back in 2011.

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Giffords says gun violence is directly a women’s issue.

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“Guns and domestic violence are a deadly mix,” Giffords said. “We don’t agree about everything, but we can agree on this: Dangerous people with guns are a threat to women.”

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Harteau was the only law enforcement executive invited to Wednesday’s session.