brady bill

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's 21st Century Lexicon
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