The essay about her was penned by Jim Brady, the namesake of the Brady Act and former White House press secretary, is excerpted below:
On that day Gabby Giffords first spoke out so eloquently about the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and her commitment to the issue of reducing gun violence, I knew the movement would no longer see just a fleeting success.
We all remember that terrible tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., and those we lost, but few actually know the grit, pain, tenacity and strong will it took Gabby to emerge as the lovely spokeswoman and face of the gun-violence-prevention movement.
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