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James Brady

There IS Something You Can Do to Prevent Gun Violence

David C. Bohnett | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
David C. Bohnett

The sad reality is that most gun deaths result from the 300 million guns primarily owned by decent, law-abiding people who assume they are bringing guns into their homes for self protection, and not anticipating a tragic accident.

Biden: Bullet That Hit James Brady 'Didn't Rob Him Of His Voice'

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three decades after an assassin's bullet nearly ended his life, former White House press secretary James Brady was remem...

Newseum To Host Memorial For Former White House Press Secretary

AP | Posted 12.07.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newseum will host a memorial for former White House press secretary James Brady, who died in August. The Newseu...

The Accidental Lions and How They Change Culture

Rebecca Bond | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Bond

There are moments when a shot is heard around the world and lions are born. On March 30, 1980, James Brady became one of those lions. Not by choice, but by destiny.

James Brady Death Ruled A Homicide

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

The death of James Brady, who survived a gunshot to the head during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan 33 years ago, has been ruled a...

Week to Week News Quiz for 8/8/14

John Zipperer | Posted 10.08.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's been a bad week for tea partiers, African health officials, and Saudi TV anchors. Find out why by taking our Week to Week news quiz. Here are s...

The Jim Brady Effect

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The passing of Jim Brady, former presidential press secretary and icon of the gun control movement, has saddened us all. I had the privilege of working with Jim and Sarah Brady for much of my professional life.

On the Road With My American Hero, Jim Brady

Joe Sudbay | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Joe Sudbay

In April 1994 I started working at an organization called Handgun Control, Inc., which was chaired by Sarah Brady. Because I did state legislation, one of my key roles was as traveling companion to Jim Brady, who was one of our organization's most important spokespeople. At first I was a bit nervous.

Nancy Reagan 'Deeply Saddened' By James Brady's Death

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

Former first lady Nancy Reagan issued a statement on Monday after the death of former press secretary James Brady, who was seriously wounded in the Ma...

Former White House Press Secretary Dies At Age 73

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady has died at the age of 73, according to a statement from his family. "We are heartbroken to share th...

New Video Shows Jump From Top Of One World Trade Center

| Posted 05.06.2014 | Weird News

By Irene Plagianos FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A new video of a daring jump from the top of One World Trade Center has been released, just before the me...

WATCH: BASE Jumpers Leap Off One World Trade Center

Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

New York City looks both beautiful and terrifying in this video, shot from the helmet camera of a BASE jumper who took a leap from the top of One Worl...

Former Reagan Spokesman Dies At 74

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Larry Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, died Friday in his native Mississipp...

Come On! Homeless Man Who Returned $850, Loses Benefits After Doing Good Deed

AP | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Offers of support have been pouring in from around the nation for a formerly homeless New Jersey man who...

Honest Homeless Man Rewarded For Returning $850 Just Wants Shoes And A Turkey Sandwich

Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact

A New Jersey homeless man who returned a hefty amount of cash he found on the street has gotten every last bit of it returned to him. While walking...

Woman Wants To Keep This Light Display Up All Year

AP | MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 01.07.2013 | Weird News

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The holidays may be over, but a Denham Springs woman wants to keep her unusual light display on her roof, showing an extended midd...

This Bird Sure Isn't A Partridge In A Pear Tree

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 02.19.2013 | Weird News

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana woman ran afoul of police when she gave her neighbors an unusual holiday greeting, hanging Christmas lights in the sha...

Reagan Shooter Wants More Time Away From St. Elizabeths

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 01.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is asking to spend more time outside a Washington mental hospital, but...

Why We Must Ban High-Capacity Gun Magazines

Sen. Frank Lautenberg | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Sen. Frank Lautenberg

It's time to end the bloodshed and restore common sense to our gun laws -- beginning with a permanent ban on high-capacity gun magazines. These deadly devices are the weapon of choice for the deranged.

Jim and Sarah Brady: Beyond Politics to Idealism

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Thirty years ago, a disturbed young man with a $22 revolver almost ended the lives of Ronald Reagan and his press secretary, James Brady. Like other anniversaries of historic events, this one is cause for reflection.

Sarah Brady Urges Gun Control Action After Arizona Shooting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Brady, the wife of former Reagan White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was struck in the head by a bullet during an assassination attempt...

Second-Class Citizens Get Their Day in Court

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

Closing arguments have been scheduled for Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, the landmark case challenging California's same-sex marriage ban.

Obama Tends to the Big Bullets -- How About the 45-caliber Ones?

Rich Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Robinson

I still have an "Obama '08" bumper sticker on my car. But with regard to gun laws, this is not the leader I hoped Obama would be.

Interview with Prof Ivor van Heerden: the latest on his wrongful firing by LSU

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sandy Rosenthal

Just as the long Memorial Day weekend began, federal Judge James Brady scolded administrators at Louisiana State University (LSU) over their handling ...

Making Lemonade

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

On this day 29 years ago, a robust, warm, funny, clever man took a bullet intended for the President. Back then, this happened because we made it too easy in America for dangerous people to get dangerous guns. We still do.