Civil Liberties

Sarah Brady Sees a Big Opening For Gun Control

How nice for you, if that's what rows your boat


Sarah Brady is one of few people who got Congress to act on gun control. She helped win passage of the Brady Law, which requires gun owners to have background checks.

Perhaps no one understands the politics of gun control better than the 28-year advocate. She became chairman of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence after her husband, Jim Brady, was wounded and disabled during the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

"This is a very big moment, a huge moment," she said.