A Virginia medical examiner has ruled the death of former White House press secretary James Brady a homicide resulting from the 1981 assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan, a Washington police spokesman said on Friday.
Now 73 is a bit young, and Mr. Brady’s partial paralysis probably did shorten his life, it DOES sound like we’re splitting hairs. From an article about Gabby Gifford’s injuries:
Giffords could regain much of her normal function through rehabilitative therapy, say doctors. Brady’s story is instructive; he initially lost all function in his left arm and most of the function in his left leg, and had difficulty controlling his emotions during speech. “He would kind of cry-talk for a while,” says Kobrine. Brady also had memory and thinking deficits, such as problems recognizing people. But 30 years after the shooting, he can walk and has regained almost all of his prior speech and cognitive function, says Kobrine.
Further I have not read what Jim Brady’s actual cause of death was, and certainly the article calling it a “Gun Death” doesn’t give any more insight. They must have their blood to dance in, even when it is over 30 years after the shot was fired.