(CNN) – Days after the National Rifle Association backed John McCain’s presidential bid, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Jim and Sarah Brady announced Monday that they are endorsing Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
As part of its endorsement of the Democratic ticket, the Brady Campaign says it plans to contact its members and activists across the country and ask them to volunteer and help get out the vote in support of the Obama-Biden ticket and other candidates it is backing for election in November. The group also plans to continue its efforts to fact check advertisements and literature released by the NRA. The 250,000 member group, which did not release a dollar figure for its election-related plans, said TV spots remain one option.
Jim Brady was shot and paralyzed in March 1981 when John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. After the shooting, the former Reagan press secretary and his wife Sarah became advocates for stronger gun laws.