""Anniversary" is a word we usually associate with happy events that we like to remember: birthdays, weddings, the first job. March 30, however, marks an anniversary I would just as soon forget, but cannot...
four lives were changed forever, and all by a Saturday-night special – a cheaply made .22 caliber pistol – purchased in a Dallas pawnshop by a young man with a history of mental disturbance.
This nightmare might never have happened if legislation that is before Congress now – the Brady bill – had been law back in 1981...
If the passage of the Brady bill were to result in a reduction of only 10 or 15 percent of those numbers (and it could be a good deal greater), it would be well worth making it the law of the land.."
Ronald Reagan (March 29, 1991). "Why I'm for the Brady Bill". The New York Times. Retrieved January 3, 2009.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night