Reagan Seriously Wounded In Assassination Attempt

1981

On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley shoots and seriously wounds President Ronald Reagan, White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service Agent Timothy McCarthy, and Police Officer Thomas Delahanty. Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to a mental hospital. Brady, who suffered permanent brain damage and paralysis, and his wife, Sarah, become gun-control advocates.