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Person of The Week (Sarah Brady) #115018

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 15, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Role of Sarah Brady in lobbying Maryland legislature to ban sale of "Saturday night special" handguns featured. [BRADY - says handgun deaths need to be reduced; says guns should not be as easy to get as bubble gum.] [MD legislature Peter FRANCHOT - discusses Brady's role in reviving MD gun bill.] Brady's role as lobbyist described; scenes shown. [National Coalition to Ban Handguns spokesperson Mike BEARD - comments.] Mar. 30, 1981, shooting of Sarah's husband, president press secretary Jim Brady, during attempted assassination of President Reagan recalled; scenes shown. Assassin John Hinckley's purchase of handgun detailed. [BRADY - explains Hinckley's buying of gun without permit.] Extent of deaths attributed to handguns detailed. [International Association of Chiefs of Police spokesperson Jerry VAUGHN - talks about guns and violence.] Opposition to legislature by National Rifle Assn. noted. [National Rifle Assn. spokesperson Wayne LaPIERRE - says can't take guns away from honest citizens.] Scenes shown of Jim and Sarah Brady. [BRADY - discusses being victim's wife.]

Jennings, Peter

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