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>>> IT'S BEEN 20 YEARS SINCE THE
PASSAGE OF THE BRADY BILL.
BUT THE BRADY CAMPAIGN TO
PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE IS LOOKING
TO BUILD ON THAT LANDMARK
LEGISLATION AND CLOSE THE
LOOPHOLES AND STILL FOR 40% FOR
ALL GUN PURCHASES IN THE U.S. TO
OCCUR WITHOUT ANY BACKGROUND
CHECKS.
JOING ME NOW IS THE ONE AND
ONLY SARA BRADY, CHAIR OF THE
BRADY CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT
VIOLENCE AND DAN GROSS, THE
CAMPAIGN'S PRESIDENT, SARA, IT'S
GREAT TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
>> GREAT TO SEE YOU, ANDREA.
>> FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK AND
DEDICATION, HOW FRUSTRATING IS
IT THAT YOU CANNOT GET MOVEMENT
ON CLOSING THESE LOOPHOLES?
>> WELL, I THINK I'VE GOTTEN
HARDENED OVER THE YEARS.
I DON'T KNOW I'M AS FRUSTRATED
AS THE YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE
BECAUSE IT DOES TAKE A LONG TIME
AND WE CERTAINLY DO NOT HAVE A
GOOD CONGRESS RIGHT NOW.
I'M JUST -- I'M KIND OF IN THERE
SAYING WE'VE GOT TO WORK HARD
AND KEEP IT UP AND FINISH THE
JOB.
>> AND IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU AND
YOU'VE HAD YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS
AND YOU'VE BEEN A CANCER
SURVIVOR, BEATING LUNG CANCER
BUT THESE HAVE BEEN REALLY
DIFFICULT TIMES BUT YOU HAVE NOT
GIVEN UP THIS FIGHT ALL THESE
YEARS.
WE REMBER BACK TO WHAT
HAPPENED IN 1981 WHEN YOUR
HUSBAND WAS A VICTIM OF THE
ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON
PRESIDENT REAGAN.
DAN GROSS, FOR THE SHOCKING
EVENTS THAT WE SEE IN THE GREAT
FOOTAGE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE TEAM
THAT WAS ON DUTY THAT DAY, IT
STILL IS SO FRESH IN MY MEMORY
FROM BEING A CORRESPONDENT BACK
THEN AND STANDING OUTSIDE THE
HOSPITAL FOR DAYS AND THE FIGHT
THAT JIM HAS MADE FOR HIS LIFE.
AND WE SEE ALL OF THE VICTIMS,
NEWTOWN AND NO MATTER HOW MANY
VICTIMS THERE ARE OF GUN
VIOLENCE, THERE'S SUCH POLITICAL
RESISTANCE TO CLOSING LOOPHOLES.
>> THE ENCOURAGING THING THAT
THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS BEHIND
US.
IT'S ABOUT CLOSING THAT
EXTRAORDINARY DISCONNECT THAT
EXISTS BETWEEN WHAT THE AMERICAN
PUBLIC WANTS AND WHAT THE
ELECTED LEADERS ARE DOING ABOUT
IT.
WE TAKE TREMENDOUS INSPIRATION
FROM WHAT SARA AND OUR
PREDECESSORS AT THE BRADY
CAMPAIGN ACCOMPLISHED.
THIS BRADY LAW HAS BEEN
TREMENDOUSLY EFFECTIVE.
WE'VE PREVENTED 2.1 MILLION
PROHIBITED PURCHASERS FROM
PURCHASING GUNS.
THAT'S 48 DOMESTIC ABUSERS EVERY
DAY THAT HAVE BEEN PROHIBITED.
IT'S A QUESTION OF BUILDING ON
THAT SUCCESS AND LOOKING AT WHAT
IT TAKES TO ACCOMPLISH THAT
SUCCESS.
IT DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT AND
WE CAN TAKE INSPIRATION FROM THE
FIGHT THAT SARA LED AROUND THE
ORIGINAL BRADY LAW THERE.
>> I WAS COVERING CONGRESS AT
THE TIME, I REMEMBER.
>> WE HAVE TO STAY THE COURSE
AND IT'S ABOUT MAKING THE VOICE
HEARD AND HOLDING ELECTED
LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE.
WE HAVE MOMENTUM ON OUR SIDE.
AND WE JUST NEED TO DEMONSTRATE
THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO GIVE UP
THIS VITALLY IMPORTANT FIGHT
UNTIL WE DO FINISH THE JOB AND
SAVE THE LIVES THAT WE HAVE THE
POTENTIAL TO SAVE.
>> WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT
ASSAULT WEAPONS, THE BAN THAT
EXPIRED AND NOT TALKING ABOUT
HUNTING RIFLES, WE'RE TALKING
ABOUT HANDGUNS HERE.
>> WELL, TALKING ABOUT GUNS
DOING A BACKGROUND CHECK.
WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT TOUCHING
THE GUNS.
IT'S THE PEOPLE WE WORRY ABOUT,
YOU KNOW THE TERM NRA USES GUNS
DON'T KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE KILL
PEOPLE, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHY WE
NEED TO DO BACKGROUND CHECKS ON
PEOPLE.
TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT
PROHIBITED ABOUT THE NOW 40% OF
THE GUNS ARE NOT COVERED.
>> YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT A QUESTION
OF KEEPING SOME GUNS OUT OF
EVERYBODY'S HANDS.
IT'S A QUESTION OF KEEPING ALL
GUNS OUT OF CERTAIN DANGEROUS
PEOPLE'S HANDS AND THERE ARE
PEOPLE WE CAN DEMONSTRATE ARE
DANGEROUS, THE ORIGINAL BRADY
LAW HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE IN
KEEPING GUNS OUT OF THOSE HANDS
BUT WE COULDN'T NOT FACE THE
REALITY, INTERNET, 70,000 GUNS
FOR SALE AT THIS VERY MOMENT.
WE NEED TO KEEP GUNS OUT OF THE
PEOPLE WE ALL AGREE SHOULDN'T
HAVE THEM.
THAT'S ALL THIS IS ABOUT.
>> LET ME ASK YOU BEFORE I LET
YOU GO, SARA, ABOUT JIM.
HOW IS THE BEAR DOING?
>> STILL THE BEAR, FUNNY,
WONDERFUL GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR,
GOOD MEMORY.
>> MENTALLY ALERT.
WE KNOW HE'S LOST HIS VISION.
>> HE'S LOST HIS VISION AND
CAN'T MOVE VERY WELL.
HE'S LOST HIS HIPS AND -- BUT HE
IS THE SAME OLD JIM.
YOU SHOULD SEE HOW YOUNG HE
LOOKS.
>> WE SEND HIM OUR LOVE AND TO
YOU.
AND DAN GROSS, FOR KEEPING
GOING, THE FIGHT CONTINUES.
THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH.
>> THANK YOU, ANDREA.