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Posted: 3/30/2006 4:33:07 AM EDT
I saw the footage on the news. Forgot back then the Secret Service had revolvers back then.
Innocent days indeed.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:41:44 AM EDT
damn I'm getting old
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:47:41 AM EDT
Reagan ruled.. Never again will we see a president like him. He had class, appealed to the regular guys and was an all around good guy. You know he's part of the greatest generation. A generation that sealed a deal with a handshake and a smile. His father, from what I understand, was an alcoholic SOB. He was born poor and worked his way to where he was. He wasn't groomed from childhood, he didnt come from wealth and privelege, he didnt have political connections. He lead with his character and heart, unlike the generation of idiots we have today..

Hell even many of the Democrats couldn't resist his personality.

I cant imagine anyone like him running again.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:52:40 AM EDT


First UZI I ever saw.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:53:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
www.machinegundealer.com/Reagan-Assassination-different%20view.jpg

First UZI I ever saw.



yea! UZI.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:01:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 5:24:48 AM EDT by twonami]
I was a junior in High school and came home to endless reruns of the same tape.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:03:36 AM EDT

March 30, 1981 - President Reagan shot in Washington D.C. by John Hinckley Jr.
Along with Reagan, Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy and D.C. police officer Tom Delahanty were also severely wounded. Presidential press secretary Jim Brady was the most seriously injured though, being shot in the head just over his left eye. Brady suffered permanent brain damage causing his wife Sarah Brady to take up the cause against lawful handgun-ownership, joining Handgun Control, Inc. which became the "Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence" and ultimately leading to the passage of the 1993 "Brady Bill" which required a background check of all handgun buyers - odd because Hinckley had no felony record and no public record of mental illness and if the Brady Law was in place at the time, it would not have stopped him from obtaining a gun. The gun used by Hinckley, a .22LR Rohm RG-14 revolver, was bought in Lubbock Texas in October 1980, six months before the assassination attempt. Even the seven-day "cooling-off period" for handgun purchases also mandated by the Brady Bill would not have affected Hinckley's actions.

Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:03:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 5:05:11 AM EDT by Phalanx]

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
damn I'm getting old



Just what I was thinking.

And what did we get for it? Brady
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:05:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami
The uzis hide pretty well under those suits



They were carried in cases. Look on the street:

Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:14:23 AM EDT
But the truly sad news is Sarah Brady was not.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:24:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By twonami
The uzis hide pretty well under those suits



They were carried in cases. Look on the street:

history.sandiego.edu/gen/USPics2/91089.gif


so that's where they had them, my oops.
Hey it was a long time ago.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:26:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
But the truly sad news is Sarah Brady was not.



She's vile and misguided but I dont think she deserved to be killed or maimed.. Nor did her husband.. JMHO. I feel sory for her and her husband and I hate her politics at the same time though..
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:31:40 AM EDT
There is no excuse for what SB has done. None.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:38:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 5:38:45 AM EDT by MTUSA]

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
www.machinegundealer.com/Reagan-Assassination-different%20view.jpg

First UZI I ever saw.




Good trigger discipiline. Thats the way!
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