BREAKING: (Not a Joke) James Brady’s Death at Age 73 Ruled Gun Homicide From 1981 Shooting
First off, as ludicrous as this sounds, it is not a joke. Former White House Press secretary James Brady (the namesake of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence) has just been ruled a homicide.
NBC News is reporting the following,
The death of James Brady — President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary who was wounded in the attempt on Reagan’s life in March 1981 — was a homicide, the District of Columbia medical examiner ruled Friday.
The medical examiner said Brady died as a result of the grevious injuries he suffered 33 years ago, which means that gunman John Hinckley Jr. could be charged with Brady’s murder in federal court.
This is likely one of the oldest, if not the oldest, declaration of homicide from an injury sustained during a crime.
John Hinckley Jr. is currently a patient at a mental facility in Washington, D.C.
Since the assassination attempt, Brady and his wife Sarah (mainly his wife Sarah) have pushed for stricter gun laws through their gun control organization, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Brady is survived by his wife Sarah, his son, Scott, and daughter Missy.