|James Scott Brady|
|Brady in August 2006|
|15th White House Press Secretary|
|Preceded by||Jody Powell|
|Succeeded by||Larry Speakes|
|Born||August 29, 1940
|Alma mater||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
James Scott "Jim" Brady (born August 29, 1940) is a former Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary under U.S. President Ronald Reagan. After nearly being killed and becoming permanently disabled as a result of an assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981 caused by John Hinckley, Brady became an ardent supporter of gun control. He is also an activist for gun control.
Together with his wife, Sarah, who served as Chair of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, formerly known as Handgun Control, Inc., co-founded by N.T. Pete Shields, Brady subsequently lobbied for stricter handgun control and assault weapon restrictions. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, also known simply as "the Brady Bill", was named in his honor.
- Victor Cohn (23 November 1981). "James Brady and his odyssey". The Washington Post: p. A1.
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