Washington: Plea from A Wheelchair

Plea from A Wheelchair

After an assassin's bullet struck former White House Press Secretary James Brady in the 1981 attack on President Reagan and left him partly paralyzed, his wife Sarah became a leading advocate of gun control. Until last week, Brady had never used his plight to dramatize the issue. Finally, fed up with Congress's failure to act on even modest gun-control measures, Brady came before a Senate committee in his wheelchair to deliver a blunt plea. Congress, he said, was "gutless" for failing to pass the Brady amendment, which would require a seven-day waiting period so that police could determine if a handgun...

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