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Jim Brady: A Bullet Couldn’t Stop Him

Posted on 08/4/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyOn March 30, 1981, then-White House press secretary Jim Brady asked one of his aides to accompany President Ronald Reagan for a speech at the Washington Hilton. At the last moment, however, Brady himself went with Reagan. It was a choice that would forever alter the life of the witty, self-deprecating man whose burly build led to the nickname “Bear.” On the way out of the hotel, Reagan was attacked by a mentally ill assassin, John Hinckley, who got off …

Gun Murders Down, But You Might Not Know It

Posted on 05/13/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin TodayGun murders have plunged in the United States, and the rates are lowest for older Americans, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. In 2010, the rate of firearm homicides was 8 per million for people 65 and older (down from 14 per million in 1993) and 23 per million for people ages 41-64 (down from 42 per million in 1993). The firearm-homicide rate for all ages was 36 per million, still a lot better than the …