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TIME names Giffords one of 100 most influential people

TIME names Giffords one of 100 most influential people

By Justin Schecker. CREATED Apr 23, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - TIME named former congresswoman and gun control advocate Gabrielle Giffords one of its 100 most influential people of 2013.

The annual list was divided into five categories: artists, leaders, pioneers, titans and icons. 
 
Jim Brady, the man behind the 1994 Handgun Violence Prevention Act, wrote the entry about Giffords in the icons section. 
 
Brady compares Giffords and the National Rifle Association to David and Goliath.
 
"Gabby has all the qualities it takes, along with the extraordinary commitment, to show us what a David she is," Brady writes in the magazine that is on newsstands now. 
Justin Schecker

Justin Schecker

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Justin Schecker reports for KGUN 9 ON Your Side at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00. He joined KGUN9 in September of 2012 and spent his first year in Tucson covering overnight breaking news for Good Morning Tucson.