So it appears that Sarah Brady has now succumbed to pneumonia.
Doesn't make me happy--I don't even wish my worst enemies to be dead--but I'm not going to manufacture something just to try and say something nice, either. The woman was not nice. She was devoted to forcing pointless prior restraint upon millions who had not harmed anyone before and will never harm anyone in their entire lives no matter what laws there are, and she was not above resorting to shenanigans to cram it all down our throats whether anyone wanted it or not. If saying this makes me callous and insensitive, then so be it: it does not make it wrong.
And let's be perfectly clear about this: she was never an "Anti-violence activist". She had absolutely no problem with using violence and the threat of violence to impose her political will upon an entire nation's worth of people.
What she was, was a gun control activist, from the moment she decided to seize that path from the coattails of her own tragic celebrity, and impose her self-arrogated benevolence right down the gullet of us all, using the political system as her own personal heavy. She and others may have tried, desperately and repeatedly, to re-invent themselves with less toxic names and higher-sounding purposes in the wake of their own failures to fool enough of the people enough of the time, but their relentless assault on the basic human rights of the entire peasantry continues to this day, and nobody who is even dimly aware is fooled by the cute word-games. (Not to say that there are not still plenty who are dimmer than that.)
Call her what she was, not what she herself or sycophantic others may have fancied her as. She was the pre-eminent gun control activist of her day, and thus a champion of deceit, manipulation and an utter disregard for a basic human right.
Sorry. Ain't gonna miss that. You can't spend your life hocking a greenie down the throats of peaceable people you've never even met, and expect them to thank you for it.