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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Gabrielle Giffords Named 2013 JFK Profile In Courage Award Winner

 

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Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been named the 2013 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™ “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.”

In January, 2011, Giffords was in a supermarket parking lot meeting with constituents when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. The shooter then continued his rampage, eventually killing six people, including a child.

Two years later, after her retirement from Congress and rehabilitation that included relearning how to speak, she and her husband Mark Kelly formed Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC “to encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership.”

“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.”

The award will be presented by Caroline Kennedy at a ceremony at the JFK Library in Boston on Sunday, May 5.

You can watch Caroline Kennedy discussing the decision to award this year’s honor to Rep. Giffords on CBS This Morning here.

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  • HistoRet

    Gabby is a hero and an inspiration to every sane person on the planet.

    • lana ward

      Obama set that shooting up. That was to be the beginning of his gun grab. He set up the Sandy Hook shooting too!!

      • JScotty13

        I am surprised that you are not locked up in a funny farm. Lana, you are a real sicko!

        • ALLEZ!I can’t agree more…Lana is beyond sicko!

          • lana ward

            Mark Kelly bought an AR-15 the day after he gave his gun control testimony!!!! How about that!!!!

        • lana ward

          Mark Kelly bought an AR-15 the day after he gave his gun control testimony!!! How about that!!!!

      • You are beyond sick,woman!

        • lana ward

          A web site was set up collecting donations for the victims—3 DAYS BEFORE THE SHOOTING!!! There were posts on Google about “the tragedy” before it happened.– You sick woman!!!

      • HistoRet

        My posting applied only to sane people. I think you are out of socket here.

        • lana ward

          A web site was set up collecting donations for the victims–3 DAYS BEFORE the “shootings”. There were posts on Google about “the tragedy” before it happened

      • ralphkr

        Wonderful to know that you are still around, lana, to spread the inane and insane gibberish of the ignorant right. Almost always good for a laugh although sometimes only for a snicker.

        • lana ward

          A web site was set up to collect donations for the “victims” 3 days before the shootings!! There were posts on Google about the “tragedy” before it happened!!

          • ralphkr

            Is your source the same one that claimed posts appeared about the Newtown shootings 2 weeks before it “theoretically” happened, posts about the Ft Hood shootings a month early, posts about Benghazi 6 weeks before hand, and is now complaining that the Republicans have been taken over by Muslims and they are enforcing Sharia Law (almost fell off my chair reading that one). Yes, Lana, I also read WND and many other “True American Patriot” publications to learn the “truth”. After reading statements in the alternate universe sites and from such impeccable sources such as Bachmann it is clear that the US is completely under the control of Muslims and that Christians are a horribly persecuted minority.

          • lana ward

            No witnesses, no death certificates, no autopsy reports, no funeral notices, no mortuary records, no crime scene photos, no vigils, no first responders entering or exiting the building. Interviews of people that live close by, had never seen Adam Lanza

          • ralphkr

            Yep, good to see that you are still wallowing in the conservative slime. Other than the bit about Adam Lanza your statement appears to be a rerun of Ft Hood, Virginia College, and the WTC (both the faked airplane crashes and the faked truck bomb) reports. There are at least a dozen other “faked” happenings according to the alternate universe sites although I might add that they seem to have let up on exposing the “faked” moon landing but are still peddling the “faked” Kennedy assassination.

          • lana ward

            Where is the proof you are right??

          • ralphkr

            The proof is self-evident, lana. Of course, it must be correct if I say it is so and in today’s world that is all the proof that is needed. After all, everybody knows that everything on the Internet is true or it wouldn’t be there.

          • lana ward

            The proof is that we have a murdering dictator running our country

          • roguerunners

            NEXT!

          • lana ward

            Heil Hitler!!

          • lana ward

            Mark Kelly bought an AR-15 the day after he gave gun control testimony. How about that!!!

          • ralphkr

            So…I do not believe that it is illegal to have an AR-15 although I would not want one for myself but you have to bear in mind that I am a bit of a traditionalist and far preferred my bolt action 30.06 sniper rifle to the semi-auto M1 rifle and I have always considered the automatic capable M1 carbine a waste of space since they malfunction so often and were so inaccurate. I must also say that I would prefer the full automatic .45 caliber M3 “Grease Gun” to any other weapon if I am tasked with house clearing. In the 1950s I did experiment with a semi-automatic WW2 50 caliber rifle that was original designed for anti-tank use as a sniper rifle but never used it in the field because its excessive size and weight.

          • lana ward

            So now that he is found to be a hypocrite, he’s going to get rid of it

    • lana ward

      Mark Kelly bought an AR-15 the day after giving his gun control testimony. How about that!!!!

  • 1bythebrooks2

    Keep up your brave work, Gabby! We love you!

    • lana ward

      Mark Kelly bought an AR-15 the day after he gave his gun control testimony!!! How about that!!!!

  • Pamby50

    Couldn’t happen to a better person. Keep up the great work!!!

    • lana ward

      Mark Kelly bought an AR-15 the day after he gave his gun control testimony!!!! How about that!!!!

  • MartinTimothy

    Rep. Giffords and Caroline Kennedy should be brought into court charged as conspirators, re the cover up surrounding the death of President Kennedy!

    No less than for spurning hard evidence the 911 attacks were an inside job, carried out by Zionist Jews have infiltrated the US social and political infrastructure.

    While the Arizona shooting of January 8, 2011 .. where Rep Giffords was allegedly hit by shots fired by Jared Lee Loughner, who is regarded as a patsy in the mold of Lee Oswald blamed for shooting President Kennedy, and of numerous others blamed for similar rampages, is widely thought to be a false flag!

    Both neglect the enhancement of the area behind the picket fence left screen, of the Moorman photo shows the Martin Luther Kings and Afro Secret Serviceman Abraham Bolden, spectators as E Howard Hunt and others fire on the President!

    Jim Braden is thought to have fired the first shot, from the roof of the Dal Tex Building across Houston Street from the TSBD, he was taken in by a Sheriffs Deputy before being released ..

    Lee Harvey Oswald was blamed for killing the President, and Dallas Police Officer JD
    Tippit a couple miles away around forty minutes later, despite photos show him at the doorway of the Texas School Book Depository when the shots were fired in the first instance, and when the three tramps were marched by hours later.

    William F Buckley was “Umbrella Man,” who signaled the shooters all systems were go, his accomplice is believed to have been Corsican adventurer Lucien Sarti.

    The “Badgeman” enhancement of the Moorman shot showing the corner of the rotunda wall, has Dallas Cop Joe Smith firing, in company with Gordon H Arnold, Andy Warhol and deaf mute Ed Hoffman & his wife ..

    As the limousine emerged from behind the freeway sign, the driver William Greer turned and looked over his right shoulder, he turned back and while holding the steering wheel with his left hand,

    Retrieved something from under the dash with his right hand, transferring the object to his left hand and turning back around to look at the President, he brought his left hand around his body, and aimed and fired at John Kennedy’s head

    The Three Tramps were E Howard Hunt of Watergate fame, Charles Harrelson father of
    television actor Woody Harrelson, and Charles Frederick Rogers wanted in Houston Tx. for killing and dismembering both his parents in 1965.

    Ted Gunderson was FBI Bureau Chief in Dallas when President K was murdered, after
    the shooting he was filmed in possession of one of two rifles on the sixth floor of the TSBD, he was in Memphis when Martin Luther King was shot..

    And in Los Angeles when Senator Robert Kennedy was slain, he was part of the Franklin Case cover up that goes back nearly thirty years, whereas Rusty Nelson testified Hunter S Thompson paid him $100,000 a time, to film snuff killings to the tune of around fifty dead!!!