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May 5, 2013 9:48 PM by Annie Snead

Giffords receives Profile in Courage award

BOSTON (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has received the 2013 Profile in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Library.

Giffords received the award 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, and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, have been lobbying for more gun control legislation.

Alluding to her disappointment in the failure of Congress to pass gun control legislation last week, Giffords said, "I believe we all have courage inside. I just wish there was more courage in Congress."

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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