John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan over 40 years ago, stated Tuesday during his first televised interview since being released from prison that he has genuine “remorse” for what he did and is glad that his assassination attempt against the beloved commander-in-chief “did not succeed.”
Kind of amazing to hear someone like Hinckley make these comments. Every person can change given enough time and the right influences in their lives. Perhaps, somehow, while Hinckley was behind bars, he got what he needed to straighten his mind out and get himself together?
“Hinckley attempted to assassinate Reagan on March 30, 1981, and later claimed he did so to gain the attention of actress Jodie Foster,” The Daily Wire reported. “A bullet ricocheted off the presidential limousine and struck Reagan about an inch from his heart. Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and policeman Thomas Delahanty were injured in the shooting, too; Brady lived partially paralyzed from the attack, until he later died.”