John Hinckley Jr, the "DEVASTATOR" Section


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With the recent news of John Hinckley Jr and the attempted assignation of Pres Reagan, just wanted to repost an old picture of a 22mag DEVASTATOR. These had a capsule of aluminum and lead Azide that would explode on contact. (Of course he used a 22lr) Out of six shots (in 1.7 sec) one did explode in Press Sec James Brady head, paralyzing him. Starting the handgun control movement here in the United States, and in 1993, the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. Two others were hurt as well as Reagan and Brady, DC officer Thomas Delaherty (wounded while pushing Pres into the limo), and Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy in the abdomen.

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