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.