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Bradys Offer Support for N.C. Gun Control

Posted April 11, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Possibly the most famous gun-safety advocates in the country visited the Triangle Friday. James and Sarah Brady are in Chapel Hill to try to raise money to push proposed gun-safety rules through legislature.

James Brady, who was White House press secretary under President Reagan, was wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on the president, was the scheduled guest of honor at fundraising events Friday evening. The couple joined gun-control activists in Chapel Hill to endorse proposed federal legislation requiring child safety locks and storage warnings with all firearm purchases.

The fundraisers were expected to raise up to $15,000 for the Durham-based North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Education fund.