(CNN) – James Brady, former press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on the President, has died, the White House said on Monday.
He was 73.
May he rest his peace.
RIP Mr. Brady. Too bad things have not changed since he was shot, things have only gotten worse.
21 gun salute is warranted. Pun intended
RIP Mr. Brady.
You would have thought he would have died from a gun
Good honest man. I will never forget the day he was shot. Thank you James for all your work, before and after that day.
Guts & Class.
Dude was a genuine hero.
wishing his family my heartfelt sympathy.
Probably the classiest act in the Reagan Administration, and a hero to the countless victims of gun violence in America. RIP.
James Brady was a gun grabbing traitor to the US Constitution. Hope the Brady Campaign dies with him.
I liked the man but hated his attempts to interfere with my Second Amendment rights.
That was a tragic day back in 1981.we all saw it live on TV.may MR Brady rest in peace and GOD bless his family.
He had half a mjnd to quit that job!
RIP Sir. I remember that day too.
The courage James Brady and his wife Sarah have shown over the years since he was shot, and the work they have done to end gun violence, is truly admirable.
Will this change the charges against John Hinckley from attempted murder to murder now or does his mental status prevents that from occurring?
RIP Mr. Brady. A real American Hero... Peace and Blessing to the Brady family.
I see a lot of "..hero" or "..real American hero".
What exactly did this guy do that was so heroic? He was shot, recovered, and then tried to impose additional gun laws/restrictions? I'm for gun control, not confiscation, but control, but I honestly don't see where this man was any sort of a hero?
A soldier/sailor/Marine that comes back unhurt from a tour of duty is more of a hero to me than Brady. They went in knowing the risks, and did the job anyway. Brady was shot by accident, nothing heroic about it, the recovery, or what he did afterwards. I feel for the man and his family, but bestowing the HERO title on him belittles it, IMO.
How in the world can anyone say this man was a HERO?
Please explain what he did that was heroic – getting shot? recovery? gun control legislation?
How does any of that a Hero make?
I guess that a man who peacefully and quietly worked to prevent a replication of the tragedy that put him into a wheelchair for over 3 decades is a real threat to the Constitution. Amazing how the hatred of the gun-hugger lobby knows no bounds when it comes to their penchant for hoarding. Anyone who states this man was not heroic solely on the basis of what he did after he was put into a wheelchair clearly has a definition of " hero" that is too narrow, or never understood the concept to begin with.
@RL- "only gotten worse". Gun related murders have dropped by almost 50% since the mid 90`s.
@Anonymous... Yes, he did try to interfere with your Second Amendment Rights. Albeit to save lives, but I'm sure that doesn't matter to someone as caring and thoughtful as you... I've said it before, and I will say it again. It will be a Republican who gets guns banned, not a Democrat. All it will take is one of their own to get gunned down and they'll start singing a different tune when it comes to gun control. The only way for the GOP to learn compassion on an issue is when the issue affects them personally.