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Six shots were fired 41 years ago today. Six shots from a revolver that could've assassinated the President of the United States, not even 20 years since the three that took the life of President John F. Kennedy. Only this time more cameras were rolling, the Secret Service was ready, and the suspected killer lived to see his day in court.
President Ronald Reagan, an actor turned politician, was just a little over 60 days in office when he left the Washington Hilton on Monday, March 30, 1981 following a speech to the AFL-CIO luncheon. As he made his way out to the presidential limousine, John Hinkley, Jr. pulled the trigger of his Röhm RG 14.