Nancy Reagan’s passing reminds us of her lasting contributions, one of which is gun-violence prevention. After Ronald Reagan and James Brady were shot in 1981, Mrs. Reagan supported efforts to keep guns out of dangerous hands through background checks. With James Brady by his side, President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Bill into law in 1993.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has endorsed Hillary Clinton for taking on the gun lobby and for making the prevention of gun violence a central part of her presidential campaign.
The ravages of gun violence affect Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike. Gun-violence prevention, ultimately, is nonpartisan in nature. The more we come together on this public-health issue, the safer our families and communities will become.
Connie Goodman-Milone, Miami