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[on the National Rifle Association's complaint to Congress that a seven-day waiting period would inconvenience "legitimate" gun buyers] I need help getting out of bed, help taking a shower, and help getting dressed, and -- damn it -- I need help going to the bathroom . . . I guess I'm paying for their "convenience".
White House press secretary for President Ronald Reagan
who was shot in the head during John Hinckley
's unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Reagan in March 1981. The bullet severely damaged the right side of Brady's brain, leaving his left arm and leg paralyzed, impairing his short-term memory, and slightly slurring his speech. As a result, he challenged the powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle...