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Thursday, April 18, 2013

SEE: Gabrielle Giffords "Icon" In Time Magazine's "Most Influential"; Reagan Press Secretary Jim Brady Anoints Her As "David" Against Gun Lobby "Goliath"

Retired Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is listed as an "icon" in Time Magazine's annual list of the "100 Most Influential People In the World".  Jim Brady, the Press Secretary for President Ronald Reagan, who was shot in the head in the 1981 assassination attempt, wrote up the accompanying explanation for Giffords' inclusion.

Brady, who has been a sustained and ardent supporter of measures to reduce gun violence, calls Giffords "the lovely spokeswoman and face of the gun-violence-prevention movement" while extolling the "grit...tenacity" and strength that it has taken her to emerge from her own 2011 assassination attempt.

He says the gun lobby really is a "Goliath" and that "Gabby has all the qualities it takes, along with the extraordinary commitment, to show us what a David she is."

Giffords was also included in the Time 100 in 2011, three months after the shooting.  President Barack Obama wrote her article that year.

Gabby has all the qualities it takes, along with the extraordinary commitment, to show us what a David she is.

Read more: http://time100.time.com/2013/04/18/time-100/slide/rand-paul/#ixzz2QqobqOZR

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