STATEMENT FROM MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL ON THE PASSING OF JAMES BRADY

“Today the City of Chicago joins all Americans in mourning the passing of James Brady. Jim lived a remarkable life of courage and resilience in the face of adversity. He turned his personal pain into a public crusade to end gun violence in America.

I was proud to know Jim and to work with him during the Clinton Administration to pass the historic gun control legislation named in his honor. His name will forever be synonymous with the cause of commonsense gun control and we are a better nation because of his strength andcourage.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his beloved wife Sarah and the rest of his family during this difficult time.”