WASHINGTON—(ENEWSPF)—August 4, 2014. Congresswoman Robin Kelly issued the following statement today in response to the passing of James Brady, former White House Press Secretary and honorary trustee of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of James Brady. For more than 30 years, Jim was a tireless advocate for preventing gun violence. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which marked its 20th anniversary this year, has saved untold lives and is the blueprint for common sense gun reform. Jim’s legacy of leadership in gun violence prevention is unparalleled. His death is a great loss for Illinois and for the nation he served so honorably. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Sarah, his family and friends, as well as my friends at the Brady Campaign.”