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[in New York Newsday, 9 May 1991, about witnessing the passage of the Brady Bill from his wheelchair in the House of Representatives' visitors' gallery] I told [President Ronald Reagan
] when I called him this evening [to tell him the results], "The truth wins out". The truth always wins out. And the little guys won. This is not gun control. It's crime control.
White House press secretary for President Ronald Reagan
who was shot in the head during John Hinckley
's unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Reagan in March 1981. The bullet severely damaged the right side of Brady's brain, leaving his left arm and leg paralyzed, impairing his short-term memory, and slightly slurring his speech. As a result, he challenged the powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle...