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One of America's most notorious.
-- Athens and his doctors say he should be a free man.
John Hinckley junior tried to kill President Reagan in march of 1981.
The president was less than three months.
It was first turn could prevent them.
Psychiatrist at telling -- but he thought killing the president would win him attention from Jodie Foster the actor.
With whom he was the -- Doctors now say that they want -- released and that his mental health has improved.
Government lawyers still very concerned.
Political consultant and chairman of the Reagan group Michael Reagan is the fun.
Of our league president he joins me now Michael thank you so much for being here.
They want increased freedom for John Hinckley he's been getting more and more time.
Out on his own he was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
That send you to a psychiatric institution as opposed to a jail.
And his doctors are trying to tell this court Michael.
That this is a significantly changed man and you -- what.
Well the everything as it's because the John Hinckley the laws changed -- anybody after that goes to jail for the remainder other life.
He should remain in that -- for the remainder of his wife the fact he wants to seventeen.
-- -- there's -- 624 day visit and then unsupervised.
Visits to be out there in the public.
Any other person would be in jail for the rest.
-- life so I say apps will.
You have a story about the day after your father was shot by John Hinckley junior about what he said in -- hospital room tell us.
-- -- -- ever -- my dad -- humor during that period time and it was no different with family was with the public and I remember walking in the hospital room and and my dad looking up at me going.
We'll if you're ever gonna -- chat don't be wearing a new suit.
And I said excuse me.
-- you know yesterday I was wearing a new so nice that I know that.
And he said well if you're ever gonna get shot don't be worried -- -- -- wolf thank you for the warning any said that young man who shot me Hinckley actually yes John Hinckley.
Understand his parents are in the oil business I suggest they are dad.
I understand they live in Denver -- -- yes.
He's -- -- think they have any money.
I simple I don't know I imagine they wouldn't have money oil business Denver.
He looked to me -- -- Do you think -- ever buy me a new suit.
Not only of course -- have a bullet hole in it but they had to cut -- off of him when he was rushed to the ER.
Michael what you think your dad would think about it because he famously forgave.
John Hinckley junior.
And as so many Christians do they need to be.
They forgive those who trespass against them and that doesn't necessarily mean a lot of walking free they'll.
Well when I want to speak and I think a lot about that that you're the man who actually -- -- spurred just didn't go out and recite it.
And I -- -- -- -- interest in that bullet.
My getting shot and felt first president ever be shot.
And and survived but not long after that Pope John Paul is also shot survives what do both of them do.
Both of them got down on their knees and forgave.
Before they even left the hospital room and the later on Ronald Reagan and John Paul would get together.
And what was that they could talk about the bulk of them.
God had saved them for a purpose and what ultimately was -- purpose the two of them end up changing the world while.
You know it.
It's one thing to forget and it but it's quite another -- advocate for the freedom of -- man who shot you know not just your dad but but three other people.
And he is according to the testimony we heard from Catherine Herridge with an inside the courtroom earlier today.
He Secret Service agents are talking about how they surveil him on some of his RD release you know visit.
And he's looking at books on presidential assassinations including the one that he attempted.
Must give -- a little pot.
-- up or -- very little pods and you know -- I'm -- didn't opt out here and the Secret Service who were following the Spanish to what they do they're out there to protect.
President of the United States and others to the president asked them to in fact.
Protect and they have never forgotten about John Kennedy they're never forgotten about Gerald Ford they're never forgotten about Ronald -- They want to make sure that they can protect both of which they are asked to serve.
And so if there's if there's a way that this is not a big you can trust out on his own -- -- -- the Secret Service on this.
And and putting -- but want put -- -- that no award worries beyond.
Let me be very tavern is visitation now be happy he's having -- -- visitation but to be out.
-- -- well I think would be just an absolute outrage and could send a terrible message to further.
People in the future who may want to go after a president or someone else that's an interesting point.
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