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BRADY HANDGUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT: A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW NO. 103-159

Manz, William H.


Item #: 1000086
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2013.

Subjects: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, HEALTH & SAFETY, LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

This Act is named after James Brady, an aide to RonaldReagan who was shot during the attempted assassination ofthe President in 1981 and who strongly lobbied for Act's1994 passage for years. Its major provision requires federalbackground checks on firearms purchasers. The debate overgun control measures that took place around the enactment ofthe Brady Act was essentially the same as today, with guncontrol advocates calling for more stringent checks onwould-be firearms purchasers, and opponents characterizingsuch efforts as essentially useless and an attack on theSecond Amendment. This compilation contains the Act; the tworeports and one hearing on the law; presidential statements,congressional debate, bill versions, related bills from the101st, 102nd, and 103rd Congresses, related reports, andrelated hearings.

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