John Hinckley

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"“lone nut”"
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BornJohn Warnock Hinckley Jr.
May 29, 1955
Ardmore, Oklahoma
Parents • John Warnock Hinckley Sr.
• Jo Ann Moore
Supposed perpetrator ofRonald Reagan/Assassination attempt
Would be assassin of Ronald Reagan, under institutional psychiatric care since the episode.

John Warnock Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan.

Official narrative

Hinckley became obsessed with the 1976 film Taxi Driver, in which disturbed protagonist plots to assassinate a presidential candidate. He developed an infatuation with Jodie Foster, who played a sexually trafficked 12-year-old child in the film. When Foster entered Yale University, Hinckley moved to New Haven, Connecticut, for a short time to stalk her. There, he slipped poems and messages under Foster's door, asking for "respect and love".[1]

Failing to develop any meaningful contact with the actress, he fantasized about conducting an aircraft hijacking or committing suicide in front of her to get her attention. Eventually, he settled on a scheme to impress her by assassinating the president, thinking that by achieving a place in history, he would appeal to her as an equal.

Earlier arrest

Hinckley was arrested at the Nashville airport on charges of carrying concealed firearms on Oct. 9 1980 when President Carter was in that city.[2]


In March 1981, Hinckley was involved in the assassination of Ronald Reagan but was found not guilty by reason of insanity but was sent for treatment to a Washington hospital.[3]

Full article: Stub class article Ronald Reagan/Assassination attempt


Mark Gorton and Trowbridge Ford suggest that Hinckley's assassination attempt was organised by the Cabal so that Vice president George H. W. Bush could assume full control.[4][5]

"No longer a danger"

In July 2016, ordering his release, US District Judge Paul Friedman said Mr Hinckley no longer posed a danger to himself or others.[3]


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.
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