|Main Entry:||Brady Bill|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||a piece of legislation passed in 1994 that requires a five-day waiting period when purchasing a handgun and establishing a national criminal background system in the US; also called [Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act]|
|Example:||The Brady Bill requires background checks on those who wish to purchase handguns.|
|Etymology:||named for James Brady, press secretary, wounded during 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan|
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