As Hillary Clinton looks ahead and strategizes for an impending showdown with Donald Trump in the presidential general election, her husband, former President Bill Clinton, reminisced on Wednesday night about a time when he faced off with pro-gun lobbyists and signed the Brady Bill into law.
Standing at the podium inside the Four Seasons Los Angeles’ main ballroom during the Brady Campaign’s annual Bear Awards, Clinton recalled the history-making events that led up to Nov. 30, 1993, when he signed the bill, capping a seven-year-long battle. The Brady Bill required a five-day waiting period and background checks on all handgun purchases at federal licensed firearm dealers. For that show of support and his ongoing commitment to the Brady Center cause, Clinton accepted the James Brady Leadership Award, but graciously said that he wish he could return it to the organization and its many supporters.
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