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Wouldn't he have more integrity to have been an advocate of such gun control measures before the incident that affected him personally? Sorta like becoming a cancer activist after you have cancer. Attention wh***. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:32, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
I was watching ABC news live when Frank Reynolds prematurely announced Mr. Brady's death; but I recall his words being "let's get this thing straight." That said, I have no evidence of that, save that when SCTV lampooned the event by having Eugene Levy (as newscaster Earl Camembert) mistakenly announce the death of Lola Heatherton, after his retraction he says "let's get this thing straight!" and that I have seen on DVD. Conjecture. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Srw6666 (talk • contribs) 22:45, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
- I just finished watching the piece with Frank Reynolds on Youtube. After he acknowledges the false reports of Brady's death, he says, "Let’s get it nailed down, somebody... Let’s (cough) find out." The clip is a tribute to Frank, and the line in question is at about four and a half minutes in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE2b-JMLB8s&feature=related —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 11:53, 25 June 2010 (UTC)
Was Mr. Brady definitely a Republican (can the article be more definitive?)Edit
I looked up the article to reference Mr. Brady's religious and political credentials, and I was surprised that they are not here. I believed (vaguely) that Republicans were anti-gun control, and that the Brady Bill reflected a change of parties. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 20:33, 12 February 2012 (UTC)
On James Brady's recovery?Edit
I wish this statement from Brady's neurosurgeon in the Nature story were accurate.
However, Kobrine said that 30 years later, Brady could walk and had recovered almost all speech and cognitive function.
But, sadly, I think his present condition is not as positive. Dated a few months later than the Nature story is a video from CBS News on You Tube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBMqiBcFhKQ) which states the opposite - that he never regained the ability to walk. It also mentions that he's also now blind.
Maybe the neurosurgeon didn't mean to suggest that Brady has been virtually cured or that he's walking well. But, that seems to be what the Nature story (and in turn, this article) suggests.
The lead states: "On August 8, 2014, Brady's death was ruled a homicide caused by the gunshot wound he received in 1981, approximately 33 years after the fact." This sentence should be reworded. It means that the homicide decision/classification came 33 years after the actual gunshot wound. However, the way it is presently worded, it makes it sound as if the year 1981 (i.e., the assassination attempt and the gunshot wound) is 33 years "after the fact". Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 00:14, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
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Not done: requests for increases to the page protection level should be made at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. I only see two pieces of actual vandalism in the last 50 edits - so it is unlikely to be protected. - Arjayay (talk) 18:07, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Category: American shooting survivorsEdit
I've Category:American shooting survivors by 188.8.131.52 (talk) on 02:27, 12 August 2014 with the comment, "removed category "American shooting survivors"; the medical examiner ruled that he died from the shooting. He therefore, cannot be considered a survivor." It is far from clear to me that the ME's ruling excludes him from this category, particularly as he is most notable for his survival and subsequent advocacy. A consensus should be reached here before removal. -- ToE 10:13, 20 August 2014 (UTC)