March 30th, 2011
06:33 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Reagan Press Secretary Jim Brady was back at the White House today. Brady and his wife Sarah stopped by the White House briefing room, named after Brady, with the current holder of the Press Secretary job, Jay Carney.
The Bradys are in town to mark the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and to ask Congress and the president to support tougher gun laws. It was during the Reagan assassination attempt that Brady was shot and partially paralyzed.
Just prior to the briefing room drop by, the Bradys met with President Obama. Mr. Brady said, “We spoke of large capacity magazines.” It was a large capacity gun magazine that was used in the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Mr. Brady said of the shooting, “So many similarities to mine that it hurt a lot.”
He showed his sense of humor when asked what was his favorite part of the briefings, “Hearing Helen Thomas say thank you Mr. Brady,” he said. That thank you signaled the end of the briefing.