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April 21, 2001 | Associated Press
Gun control advocate Sarah Brady said Friday night that she has been battling lung cancer for at least a year. Brady, 59, said on CNN's "Larry King Live" that the original tumor that doctors discovered in her lung has disappeared but two spots remain in the same lung. She said she had non-small cell carcinoma--a slow-moving form of cancer. Brady, a lifelong smoker, said she is still smoking, though not as much. She heads the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence.
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OPINION
December 4, 2001
Sarah Brady, the most visible face and loudest scold about the dangers of handguns, announced last week that she's in a fight she "may not win" with lung cancer, a disease that she attributes to her inability to shake her decades-long addiction to another danger, cigarettes. No one has argued more forcefully than Brady for tighter gun laws, a conviction that was, sadly, born in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan that left Brady's husband permanently disabled.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1993
One cold day in March, 1981, a deranged man named John W. Hinckley Jr. lurched forward with a handgun and shot Ronald Reagan. The President would recover fully from his wound. Not so fortunate was his press secretary, who suffered lasting injury when one of Hinckley's bullets entered his skull. That day 12 1/2 years ago irreversibly changed not only the life of James Brady but that of his wife, Sarah.
NEWS
April 21, 2001 | Associated Press
Gun control advocate Sarah Brady said Friday night that she has been battling lung cancer for at least a year. Brady, 59, said on CNN's "Larry King Live" that the original tumor that doctors discovered in her lung has disappeared but two spots remain in the same lung. She said she had non-small cell carcinoma--a slow-moving form of cancer. Brady, a lifelong smoker, said she is still smoking, though not as much. She heads the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nationally known gun control advocate Sarah Brady swept into Los Angeles on Thursday to throw her support behind embattled state Sen. David A. Roberti, who is fighting a recall effort being staged by what he calls "assault weapon extremists."
NEWS
April 8, 1986
Sarah Brady, wife of crippled presidential Press Secretary James S. Brady, said that the House should pass a stiff gun-control bill "before it's too late for another family like mine."Sarah Brady said that John W. Hinckley Jr. paid $29 in a pawnshop to buy the gun he used to shoot her husband and President Reagan, and that "thousands of convicted felons, drug addicts and deranged individuals" obtain weapons with similar ease. The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on rival firearms bills.
NEWS
February 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
Former presidential press secretary James Brady and his wife were booed off stage here Friday night by a large and unruly group of gun control opponents. The group heckled and hurled insults at Sarah Brady throughout her 40-minute speech, forcing her to pause for several minutes until the crowd calmed down. The Bradys cut short their address on gun control legislation when the heckling did not subside.
NEWS
June 6, 1991 | KEVIN ALLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At premieres for films in which actors are impersonating famous people, it's good form to talk about how much the actors had captured not only the look, but the essence of their real life counterparts. "They have it down to a T. It was actually pretty scary," said James Brady. The occasion was Tuesday night's "special preview screening" of "Without Warning: The James Brady Story," a television biography of Brady, who was shot while he was Ronald Reagan's press secretary.
OPINION
December 4, 2001
Sarah Brady, the most visible face and loudest scold about the dangers of handguns, announced last week that she's in a fight she "may not win" with lung cancer, a disease that she attributes to her inability to shake her decades-long addiction to another danger, cigarettes. No one has argued more forcefully than Brady for tighter gun laws, a conviction that was, sadly, born in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan that left Brady's husband permanently disabled.
NEWS
June 16, 1991 | KARL VICK, From Washington
Jim Brady may not have come all the way back from his wounds, but he clearly has recovered the ability to generate a sound bite. "Anyone that has a pulse will be moved by this movie," he says, of "Without Warning: The James Brady Story." "And moved in the right direction, too." The HBO film, which premieres tonight and airs three more times in June, relates in graphic detail the 1981 assassination attempt that wounded President Reagan and left a bullet in the brain of Brady, his press secretary.
OPINION
August 27, 2000
I found the contrast between Sarah Brady's and John Lott's gun control columns (Aug. 23) to be interesting and quite illuminating. Whereas Brady throws hyperbole and platitudes at the reader ("Californians . . . could be welcoming pistol-packing tourists to Disneyland and Dodger games"), Lott actually presents facts. Brady warns ominously about the prospect of a Bush presidency, implying he will make our country more dangerous by limiting new gun control measures. But Lott discusses the actual measured effects of gun control laws and concealed-carry programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1999
Re "Council Panel Supports Limits on Gun Purchases," Jan. 14: So no one testified against L.A. City Council member Mike Feuer's plan to implement yet one more of Sarah Brady's acts of harassment against law-abiding gun owners. Could this be because his committee is a cozy, self-absorbed cabal of 2nd Amendment foes? One more reason to work for secession from Los Angeles. MARSHALL BUCK West Los Angeles Your story regarding the proposed one-gun-per-month sales restriction now being considered by the L.A. City Council was most interesting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1997
I think the Supreme Court is confused ("High Court Weakens Law on Gun Buyers," June 28, vs. "High Court Refuses to Grant Constitutional 'Right to Die,' " June 27). By watering down the Brady bill, the justices are surely guaranteeing every American "the right to die." PHILIP BAUMAN Valley Village Re the ruling on the Brady law: Bill Clinton and Sarah Brady still don't get the point. When your city is being burned to the ground, you don't have five minutes, let alone five days (10 days in California)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1996 | GREG KRIKORIAN
Nationally known handgun control advocate Sarah Brady on Thursday applauded the city of Los Angeles' ban on the sale of Saturday night specials, calling it an important step toward persuading state and federal officials to take similar action against cheap handguns. "I was delighted" at the council's 13-0 decision on Wednesday, Brady said at a Manhattan Beach press conference. "A unanimous decision like that and the message it will send to other areas around the country . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nationally known gun control advocate Sarah Brady swept into Los Angeles on Thursday to throw her support behind embattled state Sen. David A. Roberti, who is fighting a recall effort being staged by what he calls "assault weapon extremists."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A seemingly imminent recall election against state Sen. David A. Roberti began to shape up Thursday as a national battle over gun control after Sarah Brady pledged to throw the support of her organization behind the embattled Roberti, who has been targeted for ouster by pro-gun activists. Brady, whose efforts recently resulted in enactment of a federal five-day waiting period for the purchase of handguns, called the campaign to recall Roberti, a Van Nuys Democrat, an attempt to martyr a man of courage for his support of gun control legislation, most notably a precedent-setting 1989 state ban on the sale of military-style semiautomatic assault rifles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1991
The column by Sarah Brady (Commentary, Oct. 23) is a concern to me. As a believer in the Constitution, I know she has a right to her freedom of expression. I also believe in the Second Amendment. Mrs. Brady stated that the 247 members of the House who voted against the recent omnibus crime bill were "cowards" for doing so. Since when is it cowardly to support the Constitution? She also laments that the killers in the Stockton, Louisville and Killeen shootings killed themselves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1999
Re "Council Panel Supports Limits on Gun Purchases," Jan. 14: So no one testified against L.A. City Council member Mike Feuer's plan to implement yet one more of Sarah Brady's acts of harassment against law-abiding gun owners. Could this be because his committee is a cozy, self-absorbed cabal of 2nd Amendment foes? One more reason to work for secession from Los Angeles. MARSHALL BUCK West Los Angeles Your story regarding the proposed one-gun-per-month sales restriction now being considered by the L.A. City Council was most interesting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1993
Thank God for the Brady bill with a five-day waiting period (Nov. 25). California has a 15-day-waiting period, and Los Angeles now has its murders down to under 26 . . . a week! GARY R. PHILIPS Huntington Beach In my 39 years on this planet I have lived through the murders of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and countless other Americans. I felt the loss of John Lennon 13 years ago by a handgun. I watched on TV as George Wallace and Ronald Reagan were wounded by wanna-be assassins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1993
One cold day in March, 1981, a deranged man named John W. Hinckley Jr. lurched forward with a handgun and shot Ronald Reagan. The President would recover fully from his wound. Not so fortunate was his press secretary, who suffered lasting injury when one of Hinckley's bullets entered his skull. That day 12 1/2 years ago irreversibly changed not only the life of James Brady but that of his wife, Sarah.
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