In 1981, President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary James Brady was critically wounded when he took a bullet to the head to save Reagan from assassination.

Twelve years later, President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act into law, which helped create the National Instant Criminal Background Check System that remains in use today.

Thirty-two years after being shot in the head, Jim Brady remains bound to a wheelchair and has difficulties with his vision. Watch his conversation with Judy Woodruff on gun control here.

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A new survey shows that Americans support a wide range of proposals to reduce gun violence. Learn more here.

A new survey shows that Americans support a wide range of proposals to reduce gun violence. Learn more here.

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Starting tonight, NewsHour will take an intensive look at gun violence, school safety and mental health during a week-long "After Newtown" special.

Above, Coloradans, all too familiar with gun tragedies, weigh in on the gun debate. Learn more here.

LIVE: “Fireside Hangout” with VP Joe Biden

T-Minus 1 hour: Hari Sreenivasan will moderate a Google “Fireside Hangout” with Vice President Joe Biden on gun violence.

Watch it here at 1:45 ET.