Never let it be said that Gabby Giffords and hubby Mark Kelly will let an opportunity to Hoover up some more cash pass them by. As you’ve no doubt heard, James Brady died yesterday. Graciously offering to deliver your message of condolence to their fellow gun control travelers at the Brady Campaign, Americans for Responsible Solutions didn’t forget to include a large red CONTRIBUTE button in their email blast. Does begging for bucks in pursuit of civilian disarmament get any more nakedly opportunistic or crass? No, not it does not. ARC’s email after the jump . . .
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.