On October 10 Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a memorial for the late Jim Brady and said the gun control movement needs another high-profile victim who is well-spoken in order to succeed.
Brady, who was President Ronald Reagan’s Press Secretary, was shot and wounded during the March 30, 1981 attempt on Reagan’s life.
According to The Washington Times, Biden stressed that the push for more gun control is not over and said he prays a new voice for the gun control movement emerges soon:
What we need is another Jim Brady, who has the skill and the ability to convince those who are afraid, who walks the halls of Congress, to step up and do what they know is right. One will come along. It will happen. I pray God it is sooner rather than later.
CNN reported that Biden also said “seventy-five percent of the American people” agree with the push for more gun control.