Ronald Reagan/Assassination attempt

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Event.png Ronald Reagan/Assassination attempt (attempted murder) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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DateMarch 30, 1981
LocationWashington DC
Blamed onJohn Hinckley
Injured (non-fatal)4
DescriptionAn assassination attempt was made against Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981.

Official narrative

The official narrative is that a "lone nut", John Hinckley, Jr. carried it out in an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster. Mark Gorton and others have suggested that it was a plot to assume full political control of the presidency by Reagan's vice president, George H. W. Bush.[1]


The first point to note is that Hinckley's family were well known to the Bush family.[2]


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Bush angle to Reagan shooting still unresolved as Hinckley walksArticle16 August 2016Russ BakerJohn Hinckley who shot and wounded President Reagan was released from a federal psychiatric facility on 5 August 2016 after being detained for 35 years. Hinckley's family were well known to the Bush family. Coincidence? Sure. Anything, after all, is possible.


The Official Culprit

John HinckleyWould be assassin of Ronald Reagan, under institutional psychiatric care since the episode.
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