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    act was passed which saw the birth of restrictions on fully automatic weapons. This law was challenged in United States vs. Miller, the Supreme Court supported the gun control law. Twenty nine years would pass until the Gun Control Act of 1968 was enacted into law. It was the largest Federal Gun Control Act in United States History. With the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the violence related to social issues that erupted in the 1960’s this law was emplaced to help abate the turmoil. The law set the minimum age for buying a firearm at eighteen years old, before the law it was the jurisdiction of the state. All firearms sold and possessed must have a serial number on them which entails that they can be tracked. Finally, the law prevented the mentally ill and felons from being able to purchase and own firearms legally. On March 30, 1981 John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an attempt to gain favor with actress Jodi Foster. John Hinckley Jr. had a history of mental illness and was still able to purchase a handgun legally despite the Gun Control Act of 1968. While no one was killed in the attempt, the President and three others were shot and wounded by Hinckley. One of the three victims was press secretary James Brady, who sustained an injury to the head was left a quadriplegic after the shooting. Brady became a crusader for Gun Control and continuously pushed Congress for thirteen years in order to get a Federal Handgun Law…

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    Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States. He served two terms for a total of 8 years. In those years he overcame many things. He passed many surprising and impressive bills and laws. He ended the Cold War and confronted the War on Illegal Drugs head on. But, during his first 4 years in office, he was almost assassinated by a delusional man by the name of, John Hinckley. The Jodie Foster fanatic planned the attack for many months, and during those months his thoughts became…

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    On March 30, 1981 at approximately 2:25 pm a mentally deranged man named John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. John Hinckley Jr. was born May 29, 1955. He was 25 years old when he attempted the assassination of President Ronald Reagan. Hinckley had developed an obsession for an actress Jodie Foster. When he viewed the movie Taxi Driver a 1976 movie by Martin Scorsese’s, which was about a woman who tries to convince a taxi driver to assassinate the president in…

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    attempted to assassinate him on March 30th, 1981. On this day, Reagan delivered a luncheon address to the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C. This hotel is know to be the safest in Washington because it has a guarded passageway called the “President’s Walk” that was built following the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States. As he was waved to the gathering crowd outside…

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    Handgun Control Inc.

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    on Capitol Hill. These are the most important gun control fights we have seen in a long time.'' In fact, the ''cooling-off'' measure now before Congress is often called the ''Brady measure,'' a reference to James Brady, the Presidential Press Secretary who was badly wounded in the 1981 attempt on Mr. [Reagan]'s life and who is now lobbying for the measure, along with his wife, Sarah. John Hinckley Jr., the man charged in the Reagan assassination attempt, did not encounter a ''cooling-off''…

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    Nation Firearms Act was introduced, however they did oppose the handgun registration because the NRA viewed it as an invasion of rights of law-abiding citizens(Utter, pg. 212) Other than that caveat, the NRA supported the National Firearms Act of 1934. After Congress passed the Gun Control Act of 1968, many gun owners became upset because the new law made it illegal to ship firearms and ammunition through the mail. The new law increased the NRA presence in Washington. The NRA picked up an…

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    John W. Hinckley

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    President Ronald Reagan was leaving the hotel in Washington D.C. and John Hinckley was crouched in the bushes waiting for the perfect time for the president to come his way. From the bushes, Hinckley yelled ‘President Reagan, President Reagan’. The president turned in the general direction where the sound was coming from and suddenly six shots were fired. The first shot hit James Brady, the second bullet hit the policeman Thomas Delahanty, the third bullet missed the president and ricocheted…

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    elections including congressional and presidential elections that focus on the deception rather than compelling the average voter through what is essentially gossip. Additionally, a huge emphasis is put on one event during the last part of the movie, this piece being the attempted assassination of the candidate which triggers and outpouring of support and the radicalization of people against the “potential assassin” which sharply increases his standing in the polls. The scene, although it is…

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    their popular series with an attempt at telling the great story of Ronald Reagan. Reagan was the 40th President of the United States and his story is very remarkable including a defining moment in his life when John Hinckley Jr. took an attempt on Reagan’s life. In Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency, the authors use that event as a basis for the book and look to show the significance of that event. The authors also show Reagan’s early life before his presidency and…

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    In such a place, sympathy and pity are the psychological preserves of the rich. The “JFK” Film The other film by Stone that gives inkling into his thesis towards the Vietnam War is JFK. This film about the Vietnam War was based on the book On the Trail of the Assassins, by Jim Garrison. This film contains the story of Garrison, a former New Orleans district attorney who critiqued the stance of the Warren Commission on the Kennedy assassination. According to the film, a high-level group of…

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