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Gabrielle Giffords receives Profile in Courage award

The John F. Kennedy Library awarded the 2013 Profile in Courage award to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in recognition of the political, personal, and physical courage she has demonstrated in her fearless public advocacy for policy reforms aimed at reducing gun violence.

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Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords listens as her husband Capt. Mark Kelly speaks, after Giffords received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at the JFK Library in Boston, Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords received the 2013 Profile in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Library on Sunday in recognition of the political, personal, and physical courage she has demonstrated in her fearless public advocacy for policy reforms aimed at reducing gun violence.

Giffords, who was seriously wounded in a 2011 shooting when a lone gunman opened fire as she met with constituents in a Tucson, Ariz., shopping mall, and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, have been lobbying for more gun control legislation.

This year, on the second anniversary of the January shooting, the couple started Americans for ResponsibleGun Ownership, an organization that "supports the right to bear arms and responsible public policy on gunsand gun ownership."

Caroline Kennedy, President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, presented the award to Giffords.

Kennedy took a moment to salute the first responders and the citizens of Boston. Referring to the Boston Marathon bombings last month, Kennedy said, "All Americans have been inspired by the countless acts of selfless bravery and compassion we saw during the violence that struck this city on Patriots Day."

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