Hinckley Says He’s Sorry for Shooting That Wounded Reagan

The man who wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981 apologized for his actions and said he doesn't remember what he was feeling when he fired the shots that also wounded three others.

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FILE - U.S. Marshals escort John Hinckley Jr. as he returns to a marine base via helicopter in Quantico, Va., Aug. 8, 1981. Hinckley, who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was freed from court oversight Wednesday, June 15, 2022, officially concluding decades of supervision by legal and mental health professionals. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981 apologized for his actions Tuesday and said he doesn’t remember what he was feeling when he fired the shots that also wounded three others. John Hinckley Jr. told CBS Mornings in his first televised interview since he was freed from all court oversight this month that he feels sorry for all the lives his actions affected. “I feel badly for all of them.…

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