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Mon August 4, 2014

Conn. gun control advocates say James Brady's death is a sad day for their movement

Close-up of the plaque in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. 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. Following the shooting of Reagan in Washington that left Brady partially paralyzed, he became one of the nation's most prominent gun-control advocates
Close-up of the plaque in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. 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. Following the shooting of Reagan in Washington that left Brady partially paralyzed, he became one of the nation's most prominent gun-control advocates
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Connecticut gun control advocates say the death of former Reagan White House Press Secretary James Brady is a sad day for their movement.