James Brady Dies, Dan Gross Reflects
Statement from Dan Gross, President, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence on the death of James Brady:
"We are heartbroken over the passing of James Brady. We offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Sarah, and the rest of his family as we mourn the loss of our dear friend and a true American hero.
Jim never gave up fighting and never lost his trademark wit despite suffering a traumatic brain injury after being shot in 1981 by a mentally unstable young man attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Since then, he and Sarah have worked tirelessly to pass legislation that makes it harder for criminals and other dangerous people to buy guns.
Because of Jim's hard work and the policy that bears his name-the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act-an estimated 2 million gun sales to criminals, domestic abusers and other dangerous people have been blocked.
As a result, countless lives have been saved. In fact, there are few Americans in history who are as directly responsible for saving as many lives as Jim.
Known to many as 'Bear,' Jim inspired millions with his strength, courage, perseverance and legendary sense of humor. He was also a great personal inspiration to me and my family. When my brother suffered a traumatic brain injury after a shooting at the Empire State Building, Jim and Sarah demonstrated that it was possible to turn a terrible tragedy into real change, and were a big part of the reason I chose to dedicate my own life to preventing gun violence.
I am deeply proud to have called Jim Brady a friend. He will be missed dearly by everyone at our organization, which proudly bears his name, and by a nation that has been made better by his life.
Jim will always remain one of our greatest inspirations as this organization continues to lead the fight for a safer America."
Follow Us On Twitter @RRToday
Print This Article
Placer County News HeadlinesShocking Find in Colfax Storage Unit: Human RemainsA woman called the Placer County Sheriff's Office to report a foul odor coming from an abandoned storage unit that she had just purchased through an auction
Napa Valley's New Year's Eve Bash in CalistogaCome celebrate the New Year with the return of Celebrate! Napa Valley's New Year's Eve Bash on Dec. 31, 2014 at 10 p.m. in Calistoga, Calif.
Murders by Guns Continue Declining, Suicides On RiseWhile the overall death rate from firearm violence has remained unchanged for more than a decade, the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically
Sutter Health Donates to Placer Food Bank Roseville, Calif., - One in six people in California go hungry, including many in Placer County. To help provide meals for those in need, Sutter Health provided a donation
Nobel Prize Winner to Speak at MIND InstituteThomas C. Sdhof, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, will address his research on how defects in a 'glue' that binds together proteins at the neuronal synapses may play a role in the etiology of autism spectrum disorder
New Low Down Payment Mortgages: As Low As 3 PercentRoseville Realtor, Julie Jalone of MagnumOne Realty, writes about new low down payment loans being backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Top 10 Measures Likely for 2016 California BallotThe General Election ballot in 2016 is likely to have more statewide ballot measures on it than California voters have seen in a long time.
Roseville Police Make Arrests in Date Rape Drug InvestigationDetectives from Roseville's Vice and Narcotics Enforcement Team (VNET) are investigating regional sales of a synthetic narcotic drug similar to GHB, better known as the "date-rape drug
Placer Ranch Collaboration for Higher EducationRoseville, CA - Sacramento State, Sierra College and Westpark Communities, the developer of the proposed Placer Ranch, announced today an agreement to collaborate on higher education offerings at Placer Ranch.
Treehouse Masters Christmas Episode Filmed in Placer CountyThe Christmas episode of the very popular TV series "Treehouse Masters" was shot entirely in Placer County.
Coalition for Placer Youth Targets Teen Alcohol UseThe Coalition for Placer Youth and local law enforcement agencies are offering signage to stores that sell alcohol in Placer County, warning patrons about fines and possible jail time
Thunder Valley to Distribute Meals to Sacramento FamiliesThe United Auburn Indian Community Tribal Council and the Executive Team of Thunder Valley Casino Resort are celebrating the holiday season by delivering over two tons of food