Sarah Brady, chairwoman of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun
Violence, visited Annapolis Wednesday to meet with Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and legislative leaders and express her support for O'Malley's comprehensive gun legislation.
Brady told reporters that among other things she planned to reassure Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who has expressed misgivings
about the part of the bill requiring licensing of handgun purchasers, that the provision does not conflict with the Second Amendment.
Brady said it remains difficult to pass gun legislation in Congress but expressed optimism about the prospects of passing such a measure
in Maryland. Brady is the wife of former White House press secretary James Brady, who was wounded and left paralyzed in the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Sarah Brady said she is now semi-retired from the Brady Center and her husband is retired.