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John Hinckley Jr. Apologizes For Shooting Ronald Reagan, 3 Others

Added 06-28-22 11:26:02am EST - “"I feel terrible for what I did," Hinckley told CBS News. "If I could take it all back, I would. I swear ?" I would take it all back."” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “John Hinckley Jr. Apologizes For Shooting Ronald Reagan, 3 Others”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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. I have true remorse for what I did,” Hinckley said. “I know that they probably can’t forgive me now, but I just want them to know that I am sorry for what I did.”

Going back to that day, Hinckley recalled Reagan walking out of the Washington Hilton after giving a speech: “And I was right there, and I fired shots at him, which so unfortunately hit other people, too.”

Asked what feelings led him to shoot, Hinckley said he can’t remember those emotions and doesn’t want to.

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