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Posted: 9/18/2009 4:23:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:25:49 PM EST
I saw a book about that in Borders a couple years ago, but until that point I didn't know about it either. From flipping through the book it sounded like it was a pretty crazy situation.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:33:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ryan1021:
I saw a book about that in Borders a couple years ago, but until that point I didn't know about it either. From flipping through the book it sounded like it was a pretty crazy situation.


American Gunfight? I think that is the title. Good read about Puerto Rico and terrorism in the late 40's.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:41:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 4:43:29 PM EST by RedFalconBill]
President Truman came within feet of dying.

There is a plaque to commemerate the shooting and the policeman who died near Blair House.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:43:08 PM EST
Never read about this...........crazy stuff.

Amazing that the SS wasn't prepared at all for such a event, and had to attempt to retrieve a thompson from a locked cabinet....
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:43:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By Shockergd:
Never read about this...........crazy stuff.

Amazing that the SS wasn't prepared at all for such a event, and had to attempt to retrieve a thompson from a locked cabinet....


Different times.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:46:32 PM EST
That is quite the story.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:52:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 4:53:09 PM EST by TinyBalls]
Cool, thanks. Didn't know that before.

I imagine the secret service nowadays would end shit like that pretty quick and efficiently, with their semi-auto (auto?) PDW's and all.





Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:36:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By TinyBalls:
Cool, thanks. Didn't know that before.

I imagine the secret service nowadays would end shit like that pretty quick and efficiently, with their semi-auto (auto?) PDW's and all.



Like they did with the shoe thrower?

But yeah, interesting piece of history. I didn't know about it either till arfcom brought it up a year or so ago. It's actually amazing how many attempts are made on the Presidents lives throughout history.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:43:45 PM EST
IIRC, Truman actually thought he would have to defend himself during the attack. That SS agent got off a good shot after being wounded.........big ones on that guy.

There is some good stuff about this at his library.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:45:49 PM EST
Great story, interesting how many nuts have tried to kill our Presidents in "modern times".
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:54:14 PM EST
Good read, indeed.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:35:14 PM EST
Good read, I didn't know about this either. Thanks for the link.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:39:39 PM EST
We had a lengthy thread on this here on ARFCOM a year or two ago.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 7:53:56 AM EST
Amazing! Fucking Carter pardoned the surviving assassin. What a shit stain.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:05:14 PM EST
know the guys grandson, interesting family history to say the least
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:29:17 PM EST
I think it was the Puerto rican terrorist group FLAN who stormed Congress with weapons in 1954
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:31:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By SSeric02:
Amazing! Fucking Carter pardoned the surviving assassin. What a shit stain.


I thought it was Clinton, trying to buy votes for his wife's senatorial race in NY.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:33:37 PM EST

That's probably the best link anyone has ever posted on ARFCOM. Good read and well worth the time –––– thanks!
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:08:53 PM EST
Good read thanks!
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:13:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 4:15:51 PM EST by runs-with-scissors]

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:18:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By cobra-ak:
I think it was the Puerto rican terrorist group FLAN who stormed Congress with weapons in 1954


Carter also pardoned those terrorists.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:52:28 PM EST
The 5 Most Badass Presidents

Includes a couple assassin attempts and what that particular president did during/afterward.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:15:29 PM EST
Awesome article. Can't believe I've never heard of this.

So I guess the lesson is .38 Spl > 9mm, right?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:27:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:
Originally Posted By cobra-ak:
I think it was the Puerto rican terrorist group FLAN who stormed Congress with weapons in 1954


Carter also pardoned those terrorists.
Watch, Obama will pardon al-qaeda terrorists on his last day.

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