Statement of Sarah Brady on the Passing of Senator Kennedy

Aug 26, 2009, 11:15 ET from Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sarah Brady, on behalf of herself and her husband Jim, issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy:

"This morning, Jim and I sat out on our porch and talked about the profound impact on our world made by a single man. One of the proudest honors of our lives was to have had Senator Kennedy as a friend.

"Without Senator Kennedy, there would not be a Brady Law. Through our long fight, he was always there, always ready to do anything we asked of him, never seeking the spotlight, just driven to help accomplish what was right. He was politically wise, remarkably fascinating company, a great storyteller. He and Jim had a special kinship because of their shared Irish heritage, but he was deeply kind and selfless to both of us.

"We are all less wealthy without Ted Kennedy. We have lost a great champion of reason and righteousness and courage."

CONTACT: Peter Hamm of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, +1-202-898-0792,

SOURCE Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence