Friday, April 03, 2015

Friday Etc.

Obituary: Gun control activist Sarah Brady, widow of former Reagan press secretary James Brady, has died at 73 of pneumonia.

Her husband died last August.

On the Brady Campaign's website, she said that she got involved in gun control after her young son picked up what she thought was a toy gun on the seat of a pickup. Her son started to wave it around and she took it from him. It was not a toy, she said, and she fumed over what she imagined could have happened. The loaded gun was much like the one used to shoot her husband.

"It just hit me like a ton of bricks," she told CNN in 2013. "So I asked Jim if he felt comfortable with me speaking out, and he said, 'Of course.'"

After that, the Bradys made it their business to be gun control activists.

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