Hinckley Inspired Gun Checks, Didn’t Cut Homicide Rate

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Would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr., who was released Saturday from a Washington, D.C., mental hospital, was found not guilty of his crimes by reason of insanity. His attack on President Ronald Reagan in 1981  inspired the 1993 Brady Law and had a lasting impact on gun control legislation, reports the Christian Science Monitor. "Clearly, (the Brady . . .

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