Hinckley Epitomizes Criminal Lunacy of Citizen Disarmament Advocates

Just the guy to lecture the rest of us on “commonsense gun safety laws”... (United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)
Just the guy to lecture the rest of us on “commonsense gun safety laws”… (United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “ABC lets Reagan shooter John Hinckley advocate gun control,” Fox News reports. “John Hinckley Jr. claimed there are ‘too many’ guns in America during an interview with ABC’s Juju Chang.”

“Well, I certainly don’t think the mentally ill should have access to guns. I mean that’s kind of obvious,” Hinckley elaborated. “Background checks are good and waiting periods are good.”

“I think there’s too many guns in America,” he continued. “Because it’s the way I feel.”

Is anyone else getting a Church Lady vibe from that? And while “conservative” pundits were quick to take ABC News to task on Twitter for exploiting the mentally problematic Hinckley in order to advance a transparent citizen disarmament agenda, anyone who’s followed anti-gun bias from the network or its parent company, Disney, will hardly be surprised.

Like typical gun-grabbers (and I’m talking the useful idiot obnoxious Demanding Moms kind, not the evil, behind-the-scenes string-pullers manipulating them who know exactly what they’re doing and why) Hinckley isn’t satisfied that “thanks” to him we’ve got prior restraint infringements imposed throughout the Republic. He, like they, wants more.

It’s the way they feel. And who better to endorse disarming you than a “prohibited person”?

So yes, “mentally problematic” is a fair characterization, even if “experts” have deemed Hinckley “safe” to “unconditionally” release. Not quite. You’ll note none of them are advocating for a restoration of his right to keep and bear arms, unwittingly proving my contention that anyone who can’t be trusted with a gun really can’t be trusted without a custodian. Besides, It’s not like he’s had a gun and a chance to use it all those years in stir.

It also tells us something about the likelihood of “professionals” doing the same for any gun owner caught up in John Cornyn’s perennial attempts to impose mental health restrictions and subsequently deemed “cured.”

In Hinckley’s case, I wouldn’t bet the farm. If mailing in a Democrat registration to the D.C. Board of Elections isn’t proof enough the guy still has sanity issues, once more publicly dragging Jodie Foster’s name into his madness ought to put another check in the “Questionable” column. He scared that girl so bad she became a vocal “gun control” cultist:

“Isn’t it possible that we all have that bit of insanity in us? That’s why I’m for gun control. Absolutely. Hunting, I get that – let’s protect hunting. But I don’t believe that people should have access to life-or-death situations at any emotional time in their life. I don’t really believe that a human being who feels [things] should have the option at their fingertips.”

Still, she’s not so scared of the things she won’t make a buck off them when the right offer comes along.

This whole Hinckley for Disarmament getting national press business reminds me of other criminals who can’t wait for the government to get its hands on your guns.

A few years back we looked at a gun-grabbing Democrat congressional candidate arrested for murdering her husband (she later pled it down to manslaughter).

Before that, there was the “school shooter” who got a newspaper to print his letter advocating “Everyone nationwide should follow and accept nothing less than meaningful, life-saving policy changes from their representatives. Only then could this generation be the last generation that lives in a nation plagued by gun violence.”

Even earlier there was the woman who acted as a “strawman purchaser” for the Columbine killers; the son of a handgun Control, Inc. advocate who sold them a TEC-DC9 and two boxes of ammo; a Million Mom March sponsor who shot the wrong man in a revenge killing attempt; another Million Mom March activist who had a gun with a filed-off serial number and no Illinois-required FOID card police found when investigating a drive-by shooting; and “Long Island Lolita” Amy Fisher, who shot her lover’s wife in the face with a mouse gun and then demanded banning “assault weapons.”

We could go on and I could tell you about a “Chicago anti-violence activist” with gang affiliations who got her first gun at age 12;   “two ‘Stop the Violence’ organizers [who] allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition”; two morons with one accidentally killed by the other in a home invasion robbery in an apparent attempt to supplement their income handing out antiviolence pamphlets for the State of Illinois; an “anti-violence activist” who illegally carried a gun onto school grounds and did not reveal to police he was the cause of the lockdown until three hours in and a second search; Hector “Big Weasel” Marroquin,  founder of the city-funded group “No Guns,” and who was popped for trying to “sell an assault rifle, a machine gun, two pistols and two silencers” to an undercover federal agent, making it his second weapons arrest in as many years; a CeaseFire “interrupter” who faced “36 counts of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a teenage girl while he worked for the program.” And who was “among at least nine employees of the anti-violence program to face serious criminal charges in recent years”; and a “gun buyback” sponsor sentenced to eight years on felon-with-a-gun and tax charges.

Then there’s my all-time “favorite,” Columbine killer Eric Harris, who wrote an essay concluding “a school is no place for a gun.”

Who do these people think they are? Bloomberg mayors?

These criminal misfits who can’t (or more likely won’t) control themselves are who the media and the gun-grab groups at one time portrayed to us as “commonsense gun safety law advocates.” And now ABC News is trying it once more on their low-information/short-memory viewers with the would-be presidential assassin whose delusional attack resulted in the Brady Bill (which still didn’t stop Hunter Biden, another impulse-challenged reprobate, from getting what now appear to be two guns).

But don’t worry about John Hinckley: with a budding music career and no shortage of supportive fans looking to his unique insights for wisdom and purpose, he appears to have a ready-made cult following eager to attend a “sold-out” concert if only they can find a willing venue. And they’ll all be “anti-gun.”

Count on it.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

David Codrea

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“with a budding music career….”
Thousands of strangers selling out his first concert; venue is gun-free.
Wouldn’t it be fitting if someone brings a gun anyway, and Hinckley is shot.


You know who was a fan of citizen disarmament? Reagan.


David, don’t forget the Hinckley words of wisdom that was an egg in the face for the Brady Group. They asked the Nutjob if a “waiting period” would have prevented his assassination attempt on Reagan, and he replied “Mosr definitely it would have stopped me.” The Brady Bunch were crowing in triumph, until the little known fact from his hearing was released, that showed Hinckley bought the weapon he would use nearly 3 months before his crime. It threw cold water on their plans to show the interview on TV. Brady was roundly criticized for politicizing their interview with a… Read more »


You forgot to mention my favorite bit of “Gun Control” irony: San Francisco Supervisor Leland Yee, busted for attempted international weapons trafficking.


John Hinkley is scum of the lowest order and, I would shoot him myself but my good behavior has gotten the best of me! With apologies to Doc Holiday


Why give this man any publicity? Why take anything the man says seriously, after all he was obsessed with Jody Foster.


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He was a big gun control advocate.


Would he have been released if he had shot a democrat president? Would the media love him so much?


Nah, they would have had him assassinated.


You got that right!


The only thing Hinckley did wrong was use too small of a gun and fail to kill Reagan. Nobody who cares about gun rights should respect that man at all.


In the most concise and honest response possible . . . you’re an azzhol3.


Don’t sugar coat it! He is lower than an Assh*le!


Big fan of gun control, huh?


I read that Hinckley DOES have his gun rights now and is not a prohibited person.

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Who the hell would seek advice from an idiot with an impulse control
deviancy, he was trying to get the attention of a twelve year old prostitute
(the movie character, not the actress). An argument could be made that Hinckley was “conditioned” to go off his nut. The movie critics of that time fixated on the possibilities of pedophilia, as there was an undercurrent of sexual excitement in their critique of the film “Taxi Driver”.
Like we see today in a more pronounced fashion, “journalist” had set themselves apart from the mundane societal norms.


Wow, you’ve done some deep dive research. Impressive to say the least. Nice job David. Now go give up your guns. We just can’t have smart people with guns. This is my take on anyone who advocates for civilian disarmament… If you as a person believe that only the military or police should be able to possess firearms, what you are really saying is this: I’m a child. I need someone else to protect me. And that someone else has to be from the police or military. I believe MY LIFE is more valuable than theirs is because I refuse… Read more »


been taking care of myself since I was 8 earning money for the things I wanted .To me the child forever problem is failed parents, they dont teach their kids to be independent and self sufficient

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OR how to deal with disappointment, conflict, etc. “tahe a timeout” and :don’t talk to him anymore” (cancel him, don’t deal with him). Thus we have a generation of dad-less kids lacking in self-control, delayed gratification, any form of work ethic, sicially inept, and ignorant of life’sissues. When Jesus was walking about on this dirtball He made, he addressed this sort of thing very clearly. He lai our three different scenaria, at different times, with the same MANDATED solution for each of them. Here are the three scenaria: IF you have offended your brother…… IF your brother has offended YOU…….… Read more »


Hinckley should have been given a “fair & speedy trial” followed by a first class hangin’. There should be no murderers in prison, taking up space and resources.


Did Hinckley kill someone? Seems to me that he attempted an assassination on the guy who gave us the unconstitutional Firearm Owners’ Protection Act of 1986 which should have been labeled Machine Gun Owners Protection act because anyone RICH enough to buy one before 1986 had a weapon that went up in value astronomically thanks to dip shit Reagan. I always said he was just an actor playing the part of president. But then I can’t stand ANY of them. PERIOD. Including “take the guns and due process later bump stock banning” dip shit Trump. WHO NEEDS ANY OF THEM?… Read more »


he was from comifornia, trump is from new yak there are NO conservatives in these states. any one that is is driven out by 25


James Brady’s death was ruled a homicide from Hinckley’s gunshot. Hinckley has not been charged with that.


Yeah but Hinckley was found not guilty of the shooting by reason of insanity. So we have a crazy supporting gun control. That sounds about right. They’re all F ing NUTS !


Perps want gun control–it makes their work environment less risky.


I believe the ” Not guilty by reason of insanity ” standard needs to be done away with. ” Insane, but guilty ” should replace it. People should be held responsible for their actions. The assasination of a president is too important for light punishment. At any rate, anyone that can so spectacularly lose track of right and wrong is not a reliable source to decide law. In a way every American was punished with the passage of the Brady Law while he was excused from the harsh punishment he deserved. Maybe there is another crazy out there that will… Read more »


spray water on the stage where he has amps and electric guitar ground strap on his foot


“Maybe there is another crazy out there that will shoot him to impress Jody Foster.” A crazy?
And if they did do away with not guilty by reason of insanity, we would have to cage most of the country for doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results…yeah, playing the pretend gave of voting for “your choice”. LOL! The choice THEY give us.

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Imagine if all campaign donations were put into a large pot. And then divided up between the candidates running for office. I bet the wealthy wouldn’t pump a nickel into elections. LMAO