By William Pegg, Ryan Smith, Caden Driskill
Reagan is shot in the chest by John Warnock Hinckl: 03/30/1981
After giving a speech, Reagan was shot in the chest by a bullet that richocheted off his limousine. Not only was he severely wounded, but so were several of the staff assigned to protect him. Quick actions by Agent Parr would save Reagan's life despite the fact that the bullet missed his heart by a mere inch. However, the president made a speedy recovery and uktimely dismissed any further selcualrionmthst his older age would effect his ability to lead and govern the United States. Due to his courageous attitude about the whole thing, he was even more endeared now to the people who saw him as a symbol of what it meant to be fearless and overall an American. This event also encouraged him to pass the Brady Bill which requires a limit on handgun purchase and background checks on possible buyers.