James Brady, former Reagan press secretary and gun-control advocate, dies

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Ronald Reagan-era press secretary James Brady, who was shot during an assassination attempt on the president in 1981, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

Ronald Reagan-era press secretary James Brady, who was shot during an assassination attempt on the president in 1981, died 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.

After the shooting of Reagan in Washington that left Brady partially paralyzed, he became one of the nation’s most prominent gun-control advocates.