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Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden Remembers James Brady

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WILMINGTON, Del.- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is remembering James Brady.

"Very few people have done as much as Jim Brady did to sensibly reduce gun violence and keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people," said Biden.

His statement follows news the former White House Press Secretary, who called Sussex County his home for many years, has died at the age of 73. Brady was the first White House press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, and he suffered a severe bullet wound to the head during the assassination attempt that also wounded Reagan outside a Washington hotel in 1981.

Along with his wife, Brady went on to become the face and as much as possible the voice of the gun-control movement in the United States. A federal law requiring background checks for handgun buyers bears his name.
 
"Delaware and the nation are safer places because Jim turned a tragedy into decades of fighting for what he believed in. Jim was a friend of mine and it was an honor to work on the implementation of the Brady background check law in the United States Department of Justice. That law has stopped more than 2 million prohibited persons from buying a gun. My family and I will keep Sarah and Scott in our thoughts and prayers," said Biden.  
 
Brady died at a retirement community in Alexandria, Virginia. Survivors include his wife; a son, Scott, and a daughter, Melissa.


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