Definition of Brady Bill in English:

Brady Bill

Syllabification: Bra·dy Bill
Pronunciation: /ˈbrādē ˌbil/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also Brady Law)


A provision of US federal law that requires a waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks on those who wish to purchase handguns.


named for James S. Brady (1940–), who campaigned for the bill, which was signed into law in 1993. Brady was shot and seriously wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

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