Sarah Brady to Promote Gun-Control Bill in Md.

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Former White House Press Secretary under the Reagan Administration James Brady visits the White House Briefing Room, which named after him, with his wife Sarah.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former White House Press Secretary under the Reagan Administration James Brady visits the White House Briefing Room, which named after him, with his wife Sarah. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Longtime gun-control advocate Sarah Brady is coming to Annapolis to show support for a measure backed by Gov. Martin O’Malley.

Brady, the wife of former White House press secretary Jim Brady, is scheduled to attend a photo opportunity Wednesday with O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

Jim Brady was left paralyzed in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan by a mentally ill gunman.

O’Malley, a Democrat, has made gun control a top priority of the legislative session. A measure with the governor’s backing would ban assault weapons and strengthen licensing requirements for handguns. The bill also would increase school security and address mental health issues related to firearm access.

The Bradys head the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

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