Reagans Would Be Killer Now Free

By: George William

“After 41 years 2 months and 15 days, FREEDOM AT LAST!!!” John Hinckley Jr. — the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, posted to his Twitter account.

Hinckley attacked Reagan on March 30, 1981, with a revolver in an attempt to gain the attention of actress Jodie Foster. The commander-in-chief was “wounded when one of the bullets ricocheted off of the limousine, striking him under the left armpit” and sending him to the hospital for 12 days, according to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

In the days preceding his release, Hinckley appeared to be preparing for an entrance into the music world. Over the past two weeks, he has invited social media followers to “book a show or other offers” by contacting him via email.

However, Market Hotel — the venue that was slated to host the sold-out concert — announced on Wednesday that it would cancel the show.

“If we were going to host an event for the principle, and potentially put others at risk in doing so, it shouldn’t be for some stunt booking — no offense to the artist,” the venue wrote in a statement. “We might feel differently if we believed the music was important and transcended the infamy, but that’s just not the case here (though any artist can get there — even someone who committed awful crimes and suffered mental illness).”

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