“I feel terrible for what I did,” Hinckley told CBS News. “If I could take it all back, I would. I swear — I would take it all back.”
A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that John Hinckley Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is “no longer a danger to himself or others.”
Media outlets broke into special reports and cleared their front pages for the news.
James Brady, Andrew Rossig, and Marko Markovich can only wait while the jury debates the four charges against them, including one felony burglary count and one misdemeanor for BASE jumping from One World Trade Center.
My friend M has died, just shy of the old year's end and significantly decreasing the joy of the new. But her dying was full of life lessons about saying goodbye, being grateful and trying to ring in a better planet for the days ahead.
The sad reality is that most gun deaths result from the 300 million guns primarily owned by decent, law-abiding people who assume they are bringing guns into their homes for self protection, and not anticipating a tragic accident.
There are moments when a shot is heard around the world and lions are born. On March 30, 1980, James Brady became one of those lions. Not by choice, but by destiny.
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