Gabrielle Giffords named this year’s recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award

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CNN reports:

Gabrielle Giffords, the former congresswoman from Arizona who was
shot and wounded in a 2011 shooting, has been named this year's
recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, the JFK
Library said.

Giffords, who has
embarked on gun control efforts with her husband Mark Kelly despite the
injury she suffered from the shooting, is being honored for her
"political, personal, and physical courage she has demonstrated in her
fearless public advocacy for policy reforms aimed at reducing gun
violence."

"Gabby Giffords has
inspired the world with her bravery and her dedication to making change
through the political process," said Caroline Kennedy, president of the
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. "Instead of retreating following the
tragic shooting that ended her Congressional career, she has
recommitted herself to fighting for a more peaceful society free from
hate and violence. She is a true Profile in Courage."

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