Jim & Sarah Brady

In many people’s lives, there is a “before and after day,” the day when their entire life changed, sometimes radically and painfully.

For Jim and Sarah Brady, that day was March 30th, 1981. Jim was then-President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, and had accompanied the president to an appearance at the Washington Hilton Hotel. No one knew that John Hinckley Jr. was waiting outside the hotel and would attempt ti assassinate the president.

Jim Brady was gravely injured and nearly died.

But just six years later Jim and Sarah Brady were on a book tour. i met them that fall:

Jim Brady died in 2014 just a few days shy of his 74th birthday. Sarah died a few month’s later at age 73.

Their legacy may be an untold number of lives saved by their campaign against gun violence.

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