publication date: Thursday, January 31, 2008 (part of Round XXXIII)
clue: I may have to run a criminal background check before I approve your guess, but at least you don't have the five-day waiting period any more.
explanation: Brady was paralyzed in an assassination attempt against President Reagan, and thereafter became an advocate for gun control. The "Brady Bill," enacted in his name, once mandated a five-day waiting period before purchasing a handgun, and now requires a background check. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Lori Lancaster, Walter Chesser, Shawn Brandt, Greg Bair, Jim Kraus, Allison Bair, Jesse Vengrove, Joanne Martin, and Eric Wallhagen