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This Day in History - March 30
March 30, 1981 - President Reagan shot in Washington

March 30, 1981 - President Ronald Reagan becomes a live target(靶子)at the Washington Hilton. As the President was whisked away(急速送走), the gunman was promptly(迅速地)seized. He had fired 6 shots, felling 3 attendants(随从)including Press Secretary James Brady. Another bullet struck Reagan in the left lung. John Hinckley Jr. was booked(控告)for the shooting. It was later discovered that Hinckley imagined that the President had in some way insulted(侮辱)his favorite actress, Jodie Foster. Almost miraculously(奇迹般地)70 year old Ronald Reagan got his hospital release two weeks later. While waiting to have the bullet removed, he told his surgeons(外科医生), I hope you are all Republicans(共和党人). Both Nancy Reagan and her husband denied(反对)any need for stricter gun control laws.

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