To the Editor:

Our country recently lost a great man with the death of Jim Brady.

Jim didn't respond to personal tragedy by retreating from life. Instead, he courageously advocated for common-sense gun laws to prevent dangerous people from having easy access to guns.

His work resulted in the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which prevented more than two million gun sales to criminals, domestic abusers and other dangerous people, and saved countless lives.

But Jim knew there was more to be done, as do the 90 percent of Americans who support background checks for all gun sales.

It is time for Congress to do its job as elected representatives of the people and pass background checks for every gun purchase.

Ann Jamieson