|James & Sarah Brady 2011 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)|
James Brady, former White House Press Secretary to Ronald Reagan, has died. Brady was shot in the head by John Hinckley Jr. as he tried to assassinate then president Ronald Reagan. The assassination attempt took place March 30,1981. Brady had been on the job just 69 days. Brady survived, confined to a wheel chair for the rest of his life. He became an ardent gun control advocate, co-sponsoring, with wife Sarah Brady, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Their push for national legislation eventually became known as the "Brady Bill". He leaves a legacy of courage, perseverance and strength.
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How James Brady Didn't Get Me Fired
AUG 4, 2014 4:37 PM EDT
By Albert R. Hunt