Jim Brady was White House Press Secretary for Ronald Reagan when he was shot in the head during the assassination attempt on the President. Brady survived, though he was left paralyzed.
We were so saddened to hear that Jim Brady died yesterday. He was a humble, compassionate, and brave man who never, ever stopped asking how he could keep serving others. He turned his tragedy into inspiration by starting the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, helping lead the charge for sensible gun laws in our country.
Jim became an inspiration to countless victims of gun violence everywhere, including us. His story rings close to home. During the assassination attempt on Gabby, one of her staff members was killed by a gunman, and two other members of her staff were shot and seriously injured.
Over the last few years, Jim Brady has frequently been in our thoughts. His life exemplified what it means to be a public servant. And his continued service in the name of preventing gun violence laid much of the foundation for what we hope to accomplish with Americans for Responsible Solutions.
He will be missed.
Please sign our letter expressing condolences to the entire Brady family.
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We’ll deliver the messages to the Brady family and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence later this week.
Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly