Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a deadly shooting in Tucson in 2011 and has become a vocal advocate for legislation aimed at reducing gun violence, received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at a ceremony in Boston Sunday afternoon.
“I believe we all have courage inside,” said Giffords, who spoke briefly and slowly because she continues to recover from being shot in the head at point-blank range. “I wish there was more courage in Congress. Sometimes it’s hard to express it. I know. It’s been a hard two years for me. But I want to make the world a better place more than ever.”