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Former Reagan press secretary James Brady gives Clinton s gun-control record a poignant thumbs up Monday night, Aug. 26, 1996 on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention at Chicago's United Center. Democrats opened their 42nd national convention Monday with a forceful anti-crime message that echoed from President Clinton s campaign train to the festive hall. The appearance by former Republicans James and Sarah Brady provided a powerful punch to opening night of a convention designed tomake the Democrats case for another term in the White House and a return to power in Congress. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)
James Brady, the press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, wears a blue bracelet in support of wounded Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as he visits the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room on the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Wednesday, March 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Ronald Reagan holds up Royal Doulton President’s signature edition character jug that was presented to him on Tuesday, July 24, 1984 in Washington at the White House as White House Press Secretary James Brady looks on. The limited edition numbered pieces will sold for $500 each and the James S. Brady Presidential Foundation will be a major beneficiary of the sales. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)