WASHINGTON: Advocacy group Handgun Control changed its name last
week to honor the work of former Ronald Reagan press secretary Jim Brady
and his wife, Sarah. It will now be known as the Brady Campaign to
Prevent Gun Violence. Its sister organization, the Center to Prevent
Handgun Violence, has also changed its name, to the Brady Center to
Prevent Gun Violence. Both Jim and Sarah Brady have been vocal
supporters and lobbyists for gun control since Jim Brady was shot in the
head in 1981 during an attempt on President Reagan's life.