a piece of legislation passed in 1994 that requires a five-day waiting period when purchasing a handgun and establishing a national criminal background system in the US; also called [Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act]
The Brady Bill requires background checks on those who wish to purchase handguns.
named for James Brady, press secretary, wounded during 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan
But by then the brady bill had expired—and so did the assault-weapons ban, in 2004.
The brady bill has already stopped 44,000 people with criminal records from buying guns.