Man Who Tried to Kill Reagan Wants Restrictions Lifted

A federal judge will decide on Monday if the man who tried to assassinate President Reagan is still a threat.

John Hinckley Jr. was 25 when he tried to kill the president.

He was found not guilty after a jury decided he was insane.

He’s now 66 and living in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Since leaving a Washington hospital five years ago, doctors have overseen his medication and therapy.

Hinckley is not allowed to own a gun or travel without informing his doctors.

His lawyer says he’s no longer a threat, but prosecutors oppose ending those restrictions.