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Man who shot Ronald Reagan ‘walks free’: John Hinckley Jr allowed day release
Exprees.co.uk ^ | March 16, 2014

Posted on 05/04/2014 3:27:46 PM PDT by Daffynition

THE MAN who shot President Ronald Reagan is allowed to spend 17 days on release from a psychiatric hospital each month under a new court ruling, writes Mike Parker in Los Angeles.

The freedom given to failed assassin John Hinckley Jr, which includes permission to drive to his mother’s house, has sparked a storm in the US and shocked former First Lady Nancy, 92.

Hinckley, now 58, fired a hail of bullets at the late president in March 1981, in Washington, seriously wounding him. Three others were badly hurt including press secretary James Brady, now 73.

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1 posted on 05/04/2014 3:27:46 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

I believe that Reagan is the only president to survive being shot.


2 posted on 05/04/2014 3:29:32 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

I think Teddy Roosevelt was shot and survived as well.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 3:34:48 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Daffynition

Some liberals have probably been advocating his release for a long time. There are some of them who probably can’t see anything wrong with what he did.

It was the GUN that did it, dontcha know.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 3:36:54 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Daffynition
Since Holder is encouraging the release of criminals, maybe Hinckley will be on the street for good.

Oh wait...maybe not...Hinckley has the wrong ethnic background.

5 posted on 05/04/2014 3:38:47 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Daffynition

I think the libs would feel a lot different about his release if he traveled too close to the White House.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 3:39:06 PM PDT by jodster36
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To: Daffynition

Funny how all the Leftists are convinced that there must have been a conspiracy with JFK, but totally accept without question that Hinckley acted alone.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 3:39:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rlmorel

“I think Teddy Roosevelt was shot and survived as well.”

He wasn’t president at the time.

Of course Ford was shot at, TWICE.


8 posted on 05/04/2014 3:40:12 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: ansel12

I found this:

“...On October 14, 1912, an unemployed saloonkeeper shot former president and Progressive Party candidate Theodore Roosevelt outside a Milwaukee hotel. Rather than being rushed to the hospital, Roosevelt insisted on delivering his scheduled 90-minute speech. By slowing the bullet, those lengthy prepared remarks may actually have saved his life.

Theodore Roosevelt’s opening line was hardly remarkable for a presidential campaign speech: “Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible.” His second line, however, was a bombshell.

“I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot.”

Clearly, Roosevelt had buried the lead. The horrified audience in the Milwaukee Auditorium on October 14, 1912, gasped as the former president unbuttoned his vest to reveal his bloodstained shirt. “It takes more than that to kill a bull moose,” the wounded candidate assured them.

He reached into his coat pocket and pulled out a bullet-riddled, 50-page speech. Holding up his prepared remarks, which had two big holes blown through each page, Roosevelt continued. “Fortunately I had my manuscript, so you see I was going to make a long speech, and there is a bullet—there is where the bullet went through—and it probably saved me from it going into my heart. The bullet is in me now, so that I cannot make a very long speech, but I will try my best...”


9 posted on 05/04/2014 3:40:44 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Fair enough...true.


10 posted on 05/04/2014 3:41:12 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Daffynition

Hey John, Barack has been banging Jodie Foster like a screen door in a hurricane.... just sayin’


11 posted on 05/04/2014 3:41:25 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Daffynition
In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, Preside nt of the United States.

In 1963 a radical left wing communist, Lee Harvey Oswald, shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.

In 1975 a two wing radical Democrats fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States in separate acts of mental illness.

In 1981 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan.

In 1984 James Huberty a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.

In 1986 Patrick Sherril a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.

In 1990 James Pough a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.

In March 1991, a lefty psycho, John Hinckley, now 58, fired a hail of bullets at the late president in March 1981, in Washington, seriously wounding him. Three others were badly hurt including press secretary James Brady, now 73.

In 1991 George Hennard a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 23 people in a Lubys cafeteria.

In 1995 James Daniel Simpson a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.

In 1999 Larry Asbrook a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 8 people at a church service.

In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.

In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung - Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech .

March 2010: John Patrick Bedell shot two Pentagon security. A right-wing extremist, media asked? (A registered Democrat and 9/11 Truther.)

In 2011 a mentally ill, registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The pot smoking Loughner killed 6 and wounded 18 in another liberal shooting tragedy.

In 2011 another mentally ill and registered Democrat named James Holmes went into a Colorado movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.

In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.

On September 16 2013, Aaron Alexis another pyscho Democrat killer slaughtered 12 innocents at the US Navy Yard. Alexis before his slaughter of innocents Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis had complained his brain had been targeted by low-frequency waves weeks before the slaughter.

12/14/2013 Karl Pierson entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Co. armed with a shotgun with intent to kill one of his teachers. He shot Claire Davis, a senior, @Arapahoe High in the head. Yes, Pierson is/was another mentally ill liberal punk.

April 2014 Mohammed Whitaker arraigned on 18 felony charges in series of highway shootings in Kansas. Mohammed appears to be another SOB, aka Son Of Obama..

We could go on, but you get the point, even if the media and the anti gun pyschos in Congress do not.

Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats, AKA, the mentally ill having guns or being around them.

No NRA members, No Tea Party members, or No Republican conservatives are/were involved.

Political correctness and leftist policies are to blame in these mass shootings:

If Seung-Hui Cho had been institutionalized for mental illness, 32 people would still be alive at Virginia Tech.

If Jared Loughner had been institutionalized, 6 would be alive in Tucson.

If James Holmes had been institutionalized, 12 lives spared in Aurora, CO.

If Adam Lanza had been institutionalized, 26 would still live in Newtown, CT.

If Nidal Hasan had been properly reported, investigated, and discharged from the Army, and institutionalized, 13 would not have died at Ft. Hood.

If we really want to improve safety, keep criminals in jail, terrorists out of the U.S., and people who are mentally ill/deranged in institutions.

Again, It should be illegal for any Democrats to own guns or be around them.

12 posted on 05/04/2014 3:41:35 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: rlmorel

The trivia making fact though, is that Reagan was the only sitting President who survived being shot.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 3:41:46 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Feckless

LOL even a crazy guy knows Baraq don’t swing that side of the aisle...


14 posted on 05/04/2014 3:42:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Grampa Dave

That would make a great poster/flyer/email.


15 posted on 05/04/2014 3:43:15 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: rlmorel

I guess Teddy is the only ex-president ever shot.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 3:43:30 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Daffynition

I wonder if he knows Jodie Foster came out as Lesbian, and if he still wants to impress her?


17 posted on 05/04/2014 3:50:06 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Dr. Sivana

Andrew Jackson was shot at twice by the same man. Both pistols failed to fire. Subsequent testing by government agents showed the pistols to be in good working order.

Then there was FDR and Mayor Anton Cermak. Cermak killed FDR missed.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 3:50:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Some theorized that Cemak was the real target. The president being there was just collateral. The Chicago way, you know.


19 posted on 05/04/2014 3:53:34 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: nascarnation

Shhhhh! At this point I’ll take whatever hope I can get :)


20 posted on 05/04/2014 3:56:57 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Daffynition

Has he ever met Barry?


21 posted on 05/04/2014 3:58:58 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: ansel12

Harry Truman as well


22 posted on 05/04/2014 3:59:31 PM PDT by pleasedontzotme
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To: nascarnation

Ok, then how about Foster’s twin brother?


23 posted on 05/04/2014 4:00:16 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Daffynition

This guy shot a President, a top aide, a Secret Service agent and a cop.

He was taken without a scratch and received a fair trial.

That always made me proud to be an American.

Of course, that America is long gone. Think of the unarmed crazy lady who got greased last fall when her car got too close to our rulers’ barricades.


24 posted on 05/04/2014 4:05:37 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (On the wrong side of history.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Well done! Very well done!


25 posted on 05/04/2014 4:07:09 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: pleasedontzotme

Truman wasn’t shot.


26 posted on 05/04/2014 4:08:27 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Of course Ford was shot at, TWICE.

Well technically he was only shot at once, by Sara Jane Moore. Squeaky Fromme never got a round off.

27 posted on 05/04/2014 4:11:08 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

My dad was in the crowd and saw the shooter miss FDR and Cermac was killed. I think it was in Maimi.


28 posted on 05/04/2014 4:12:00 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Grampa Dave

I never thought of it this way but perhaps we should have gun control for Democrats. They seem to be the only ones asking for it so why don’t they just impose it upon themselves and leave the rest of us alone.


29 posted on 05/04/2014 4:12:43 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Daffynition

This is a joke, right? Please. Someone tell me this is a joke.


30 posted on 05/04/2014 4:17:22 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Daffynition

Robert Wanko was a badass.


31 posted on 05/04/2014 4:18:26 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: ansel12

Reagan was the only President to survive that long after being shot, yes, that is true. However President James A. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau on July 2 1881, four months after his election as the 20th U.S. President. Garfield died 11 weeks later on Sept. 19, 1881.

The shooting was witnessed by Robert Todd Lincoln, one of President Lincoln’s sons, who had already gone through this experience years before, of seeing history being violently made. One bullet remained lodged in Garfield’s body. The doctors probed with unsterilized fingers and instruments, but could not locate it. Alexander Graham Bell devised a metal detector specifically for the purpose of finding that bullet lodged inside Garfield, but the metal hospital bed he was lain on made accurate detection impossible.


32 posted on 05/04/2014 4:19:34 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: pleasedontzotme

Love your name. Read ‘American Gunfight’ by Stephen Hunter.


33 posted on 05/04/2014 4:24:16 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: Grampa Dave

Gee, I’m starting to see a common thread to all of the violence.


34 posted on 05/04/2014 4:24:54 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: fatnotlazy

Hinckley shouldn’t want to be on the street,could be very bad for his health.


35 posted on 05/04/2014 4:28:09 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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Hear ye, Hear ye!

Please Contribute Today!

36 posted on 05/04/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Daffynition

He never should have been sentenced to serve as long as he has, attempted murder isn’t a life sentence.

In a world where the elites aren’t treated any different then the people this man would already be free.


37 posted on 05/04/2014 4:30:56 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: ansel12

Nope you are wrong he was actually walking Lincoln was sitting but did die


38 posted on 05/04/2014 4:31:01 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: ansel12

LOL, you are indeed correct there.


39 posted on 05/04/2014 4:31:17 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: stockpirate

Attempted murder should be life sentence


40 posted on 05/04/2014 4:32:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: stockpirate

Why should you be punished less, just because you’re a bad shot?


41 posted on 05/04/2014 4:32:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ElkGroveDan

Squeaky Fromme graduated from my same HighSchool we have lots of famous peeps from there


42 posted on 05/04/2014 4:33:03 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: Daffynition

What about poor old Sirhan Sirhan? He’s served longer and he is from the most favored muslim sub species. He should be released and given a home in Massachusetts.


43 posted on 05/04/2014 4:54:20 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

Sirhan is Christian.


44 posted on 05/04/2014 4:57:50 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Feckless
Hey John, Barack has been banging Jodie Foster like a screen door in a hurricane.... just sayin’

Yeah... like a dunny door in a typhoon.

45 posted on 05/04/2014 4:59:29 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Daffynition

She can stay at my house. Plenty of guns and a ill tempered Tabby cat should be enough.


46 posted on 05/04/2014 5:00:30 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Daffynition

To: John Hinckley
From: Mrs. Nancy Reagan

My family and I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how pleased we are with the great strides you are making in your recovery. In our fine country’s spirit of understanding and forgiveness, we want you to know there is a nonpartisan consensus of compassion and forgiveness throughout.

The Reagan family and I want you to know that no grudge is borne against you for shooting President Reagan. We, above all, are aware of how the mental stress and pain could have driven you to such an act of desperation. We are confident that you will soon make a complete recovery and return to your family to join the world again as a healthy and productive young man.

Best wishes,

Nancy Reagan & Family

P.S. While you have been incarcerated, Barack Obama has been banging Jodie Foster like a screen door in a tornado. You might want to look into that.


47 posted on 05/04/2014 5:02:29 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Daffynition
Hinckley is really going to be pissed off when he finds out Jodi Foster is a lesbian.
48 posted on 05/04/2014 5:03:56 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Daffynition

During the ‘84 campaign, Reagan had John Hinkley brought to the Oval Office.

“John”, Reagan said, “I want you to know I have decided to forgive you.”

Hinkley was stunned.

“Not only that”, Reagan continued, “I’ve decided to give a full pardon.”

Hinkley was doubly stunned. “Thank you, Mr. President!”

Reagan walked Hinkley to the door. “Good luck, John. You are free to go.”

As Hinkley turned to leave, Reagan grabbed Hinkley’s arm.

“Oh, and one more thing”, Reagan said, “Walter Mondale has the hots for Jodie Foster.”


49 posted on 05/04/2014 5:19:08 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: nascarnation

Jodie also doesn’t swing to the male side of the aisle.


50 posted on 05/04/2014 5:21:50 PM PDT by dforest
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