The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence are affiliated American nonprofit organizations that advocate for gun control. Together, they are commonly referred to as the Brady Campaign. They are named after James “Jim” Brady, who was permanently disabled as a result of the Ronald Reagan assassination attempt of 1981, and Sarah Brady, who was a leader within the organization from 1989 until 2012. (Wiki)
Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest and lower arm on March 30, 1981, 69 days into his presidency. He suffered a punctured lung and heavy internal bleeding, but prompt medical attention allowed him to recover quickly.
The shooter who wounded Brady as he attempted to assassinate president Reagan was John Hinkley, Jr. – who’s father (John Hinkley Sr.) was an oil business associate of then Vice President, George W. Bush Sr..
Press Secretary James Brady was left paralyzed and permanently disabled by Hinkley, who fired a stray round into Brady’s head. Brady died on Aug 4, 2014 (OBIT) of causes said to be attributed to the 1981 gunshot. Hinckley was initially found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges of attempting to assassinate the President and remained confined to a psychiatric facility, but prosecutors were reviewing Brady’s death in 2014 after the cause was ruled a homicide for possible murder charges.
- Who Really Shot Brady by Ordering Reagan’s Assassination?
- Was There a 2nd Shooter?
Answers to these questions and more. The unreported story of the assassination attempt is huge with surprising details that implicate Bush Sr. and his oil business associate, John Hinkley, Sr.