Gun-Control Advocate Sarah Brady Dead at 73

She was the widow of James Brady
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 3, 2015 5:20 PM CDT
Gun-Control Advocate Sarah Brady Dead at 73
James and Sarah Brady in 2011.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Sarah Brady, who became a leading figure in the push for gun control after her husband was wounded in a presidential assassination attempt, is dead at age 73 after a battle with pneumonia, reports NBC News. James Brady, who was President Reagan's press secretary when he got shot in 1981, died last year. The two of them helped create the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

"There are countless people walking around today who would not be were it not for Sarah Brady’s remarkable resilience, compassion and—what she always said she enjoyed the most—her hard work in the trenches with this organization, which she continued right up to the very end," says a statement from the group's president, Dan Gross. She is survived by a son and step-daughter. (More Sarah Brady stories.)

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