American assassin John Hinckley Jr.

John Hinckley Jr.

On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley Jr. fired six bullets from a .22-caliber revolver at Ronald Reagan, lodging one an inch from the president’s heart in an attempt to impress Jodie Foster. Reagan remarked to doctors in the hospital, “I hope you’re all Republicans.” A deranged drifter, Hinckley became obsessed with Foster after having seen Taxi Driver. His trial resulted in a not-guilty ruling by reason of insanity.

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