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I know that I have said it before. But I used to work with Bob. He was the head of security where I work. I have never seen it, but apparently he has a series of pictures of him unfolding the Uzi from the briefcase.

One of these days when I run into Bob, I hope to have my camera with me. Really neat guy.
 

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I've played golf with one of George HW Bush's Secret Service bodyguards on several occasions including Bush's annual golf tournament in Houston when he held them. Never felt safer playing a round of golf than with dozens of agents at the course. Very interesting guys with great stories and experiences, and I can only imagine the ones they can't/won't talk about. After a couple of years on the personal bodyguard detail, Denny got his choice of assignments inside the SS. I bet Reagan's bodyguards do have some interesting tales to tell.
 

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F'ing Robert Wanko. What a hero pic there. Dang badass. 3 piece suit, killer 'stache, excellent Uzi control, the stance...he's got this sh$t UNDER CONTROL. What a classic pic.
 

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F'ing Robert Wanko. What a hero pic there. Dang badass. 3 piece suit, killer 'stache, excellent Uzi control, the stance...he's got this sh$t UNDER CONTROL. What a classic pic.

The look on his 'badass' face is because he can only shoot that UZI from the hip. The video this still is taken from shows his several attempts at trying to lock the folding stock into a firing position. He was unable to do it so he is basically just holding the gun up looking for bad guys. When I first saw this video I was upset that he didn't have the skill set to lock the stock. Years later I know that being under siege probably had a lot to do with it.
Look closely at that picture...that is as far as he gets the stock into firing position.

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Looking at the picture. The bolt is in the closed position.
 

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I've only seen a couple of the standard freeze frame pics like above. Just figured he was in the process of extending that stock and about to charge it. I imagined about 2 seconds previously that gun was folded up in a briefcase or in a sling or something.

Regardless...the killer rico suave look of the mustache, 80's suit, and stance....hell, thats enough manliness for me right there to be an action hero. The Uzi is a great addition of course. Basically he's looking like the real life Chuck Norris about to open the whole bag of whoopass on someone.
 

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can i assume that the uzi came out of that open briefcase laying on the ground there . Sure looks like it did
 

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Looking at the picture. The bolt is in the closed position.

It is a cool pic but I just watched the video again and it appears that he definitely has some issue with the stock. Every minute he is not giving orders he is either trying to lock it or unlock it, not sure. He was not the only SS there that had their UZI deployed. There is an agent with long curly hair in a suite who has his UZI out. Glad I wasn't there. I would like to see the sales numbers for UZIs the day after. I know that once I saw that gun I had to have one.

Might just be in my DNA but I focused on the firearm way more than I did the man who was holding it. Just sayin.

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can i assume that the uzi came out of that open briefcase laying on the ground there . Sure looks like it did

Actually, one of his posse pulled his UZI out of the case that is lying in the street. He is a younger guy with longer curly blonde hair. He only gets a few seconds of air time. Wanko had his out before most people knew what was happening. Cool day for UZIs, bad day for the people in the attempted assassination. You are correct, it is a great ' Clint Eastwood' type picture.

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they seemed rather slow to get Reagan into a vehicle actually.
 

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they seemed rather slow to get Reagan into a vehicle actually.

There is another video, not sure of it's location, but the President was pushed into the backseat of his limo before he realized he was shot. His comment at the hospital was that he was ok except for a pain in his chest from the SS guy lying on top of him so roughly.
The people in that last video are Brady, a policeman and I am not sure who number three was. The president did not hit the ground at any time.

Scary time watching that video. Just when you think nothing can go wrong...

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Some have said that whether it was an "off the cuff" remark to a fellow agent, or said in at least one of multiple interviews, statements, and or reports: he admitted to the fact
that he had a problem properly deploying the stock. Sometime later someone above him in the food chain then began to
question this as a possible training failure issue.
Fortunately, then someone above that person in the food chain made it "officially" clear the Agent was handling the weapon as a pistol and
did not intend to extend the stock.
 

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It is a cool pic but I just watched the video again and it appears that he definitely has some issue with the stock. Every minute he is not giving orders he is either trying to lock it or unlock it, not sure. He was not the only SS there that had their UZI deployed. There is an agent with long curly hair in a suite who has his UZI out. -
The curly headed guy with the uzi is an old neighbor of mine. Somewhere on my computer I have that picture.

Found it, in fact I had uploaded it here once before.
 

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Hinkley today...

IMO.....This is wrong on so many counts.

http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/30/exclusive-failed-reagan-assassin-secretly-lives-in-lap-of-luxury/



The man responsible for shooting then-President Ronald Reagan spends much of his time in a posh, gated resort residence near Virginia’s scenic James River located just outside of Williamsburg.

John Hinckley Jr., 60, could observe the 35th anniversary Wednesday of his attempted assassination of Reagan from a luxurious community astride the 13th hole of a PGA championship golf course, complete with a picturesque view of a tranquil lake, an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation has found.

“This is absolutely so wrong. To let this guy go free. He almost killed the 40th President of the United States, coming within an inch of his heart,” Jim Kuhn, top executive assistant to Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan throughout their eight years in the White House, told TheDCNF.

Hinckley shot Reagan, press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and police officer Thomas Delahanty March 30, 1981, outside a Washington, D.C., hotel. All survived, but Brady was left permanently disabled for life and died in 2014.

Hinckley’s lawyers won a not-guilty-by-insanity verdict June 21, 1982, and he has been known ever since as an “insanity aquittee.” The ruling triggered a national outcry about abuse of the insanity defense.

“I think the process is as insane as John Hinckley is,” Kuhn said. “He ruined Jim Brady’s life. And he shot two other people. And he’s going to walk? This guy is out scot-free? I just don’t get it.”

Hinckley resided full-time in a mental treatment facility from 1982 until 2006 when Federal Judge Paul Friedman, a Clinton appointee, began steadily relaxing Hinckley’s unsupervised visits to the exclusive enclave in recent years.

In Friedman’s latest order, issued in February 2014, he ruled Hinckley could stay in the community on eight occasions during the year for 17 days at a time with “unsupervised outings lasting up to four hours each outside his mother’s housing subdivision, for social, recreational, shopping, and dining activities.”

The judge spoke approvingly that Hinckley “visits stores, restaurants, and other attractions with family members or alone; takes solitary walks in his mother’s neighborhood; and spends time alone in the family home working on art, music, or other pursuits.”

TheDCNF recently spent a weekend at the upscale residential community. Hinckley’s world today revolves around 2,900-acres of beautiful residential property called “Kingsmill on the James,” where his mother lives. Kingsmill features million-dollar mansions, three championship golf courses, a marina, recreation centers with outdoor pools and tennis, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and jet skiing. New homes fetch up to $2 million.

The gunman’s lawyers, citing his “constitutional rights,” now are asking the court to allow Hinckley to live full-time in Kingsmill where his 90-year old mother resides in a cul-de-sac called “Yeardly’s Grant.” Friedman’s ruling is expected at any time.

Barry W. Levine, Hinckley’s lead lawyer and a partner of the top law firm Blank Rome, told the court April 17, 2015, that “Mr. Hinckley has a Constitutional and statutory right to Convalescent Leave, under the least restrictive conditions consistent with public safety.”

His lawyers also want to expand the radius of his unsupervised car trips to include the beaches in Virginia Beach, 60 miles away.

On the day of the shooting, Mark Weinberg, Brady’s deputy press secretary, rushed his wife, Sarah Brady, to the hospital. He told TheDCNF Hinckley “is lucky to have the resources to hire such skilled attorneys.”

Hinckley’s father, John Hinckley Sr., owned a Colorado energy company he sold the year after the shooting for $26 million. The family bought the home at Kingsmill in 1984 and bankrolled lawyers and psychiatric experts to defend their son. The father died in 2008.

When he’s in Kingsmill, the court currently permits Hinckley twice each day to take two-hour, unaccompanied walks along seven miles of Kingsmill’s wooded jogging trails and bike paths. Multiple people told TheDCNF of seeing Hinckley walking on the scenic trail wearing head phones. He shops at Target, Best Buy and J.C. Penney, according to court records.

Hinckley’s mother’s house sits astride the 13th hole of Kingsmill’s premier PGA championship golf course, the River Golf Course.

The Hinckley home has two decks on the back facing Kingsmill Pond; sought-after properties in the neighborhood. Next to the residential part of the community is Kingsmill Resort. All residents, including Hinckley, can get into the resort by driving a short distance from their homes. New residents must pay a $10,000 initiation fee to enjoy the resort’s marina, pools, restaurants and spa. A $30,000 initiation fee is required to join the golf club and the three courses.

This year a women’s LPGA championship tour is scheduled for a Mother’s Day tournament on Kingsmill’s River Course. Women golfers will have to walk through Hinckley’s backyard to get to the 13th hole.

Hinckley has had trouble with women, over which he originally suffered psychotic delusions. He shot Reagan to “impress” actress Jodie Foster. The LPGA offered no comment when asked by TheDCNF about the proximity of the course to the Hinckley home.

Hinckley was kept until 2006 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a federal psychiatric facility that today is operated by the District of Columbia government. That year the court permitted a limited excursion to see his mother in Kingsmill.

The federal government, for its part, is calling for more surveillance. Officials want him to wear an ankle bracelet, to add tracking equipment to his car and install software to monitor his Internet usage at his mother’s home.

In terms of greater surveillance, Levine retorted that “treating Mr. Hinckley as if he is a terrorist or a sex offender is patently offensive.” TheDCNF contacted Levine’s office but his staff said he was unavailable.

Weinberg said while Hinckley was living in a luxurious community, the shooting for his boss “changed everything. He was never the same.” Hinckley shot Brady in the head, which incapacitated him for the rest of his life.

“I believe in forgiveness,” Weinberg said. “I personally will probably never completely forgive John Hinckley for what he did to those men. My personal view is that it doesn’t seem fair. It doesn’t seem right.”

Weinberg added he hopes news of Hinckley’s lifestyle in Kingsmill will push for “the kinds of reforms that it needs to add an element of saneness to our legal system.”

Government experts argue Hinckley still suffers from “narcissistic personality disorder,” for which he takes medication. Symptoms include deceptiveness, guardedness, secretiveness and lack of forthrightness at times, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Dr. Roberts Phillips, a government psychiatrist, warned the court, “If Mr. Hinckley presumably has more time in the community with potentially less supervision, those decisions that he makes, if they are poor ones, can have profound consequences.”

Hinckley recently attempted to deceive the Secret Service and his psychiatrists. Twice in 2011, he tried to trick the Secret Service by “deviating from the terms of the itineraries that governed the use of his unsupervised time,” according to court documents.

Hinckley in 2011 reportedly approached Richard Rolfes, a local bookstore employee, who told the Secret Service and the court the gunman asked for books on presidential assassinations. Rolfes said Hinckley had very “neutral, detached,” and “kind of odd” demeanor.

“Physically it made me very uncomfortable. The customer didn’t seem very engaged, even though he was asking me questions. [He] seemed very detached from the conversation we were having,” Rolfes said, according to court documents.

Judge Friedman rejected the employee’s account, although the Secret Service believed the incident was real enough to force a protracted court hearing.

There have been reports of resistance from the local residents to Hinckley. He reportedly sought jobs in the area but was rejected by a local Starbucks, a humane society and the law library at the College of William and Mary.

Kingsmill Community Services Association, the residential governing body for the resort, declined to comment when asked by TheDCNF.

The U.S. Attorney’s office has a dim view of Hinckley’s truthfulness. “Mr. Hinckley continues to exhibit deceptive behavior even when there are no symptoms of psychosis or depression,” federal prosecutors told the court.




“Such deceptiveness may relate to his narcissistic personality disorder in combination with his guardedness, secretiveness, and lack of forthrightness.”


Prosecutors warned the court in April 2014 they believe there is “potential accelerated mental deterioration based upon his clinical history.”

House Democrats used Kingsmill Resort for political retreats three times from 2007 to 2009, while Republicans convened theirs there in 2013.
 

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Hinkley today...

IMO.....This is wrong on so many counts.

http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/30/exclusive-failed-reagan-assassin-secretly-lives-in-lap-of-luxury/



The man responsible for shooting then-President Ronald Reagan spends much of his time in a posh, gated resort residence near Virginia’s scenic James River located just outside of Williamsburg.

John Hinckley Jr., 60, could observe the 35th anniversary Wednesday of his attempted assassination of Reagan from a luxurious community astride the 13th hole of a PGA championship golf course, complete with a picturesque view of a tranquil lake, an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation has found.

“This is absolutely so wrong. To let this guy go free. He almost killed the 40th President of the United States, coming within an inch of his heart,” Jim Kuhn, top executive assistant to Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan throughout their eight years in the White House, told TheDCNF.

Hinckley shot Reagan, press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and police officer Thomas Delahanty March 30, 1981, outside a Washington, D.C., hotel. All survived, but Brady was left permanently disabled for life and died in 2014.

Hinckley’s lawyers won a not-guilty-by-insanity verdict June 21, 1982, and he has been known ever since as an “insanity aquittee.” The ruling triggered a national outcry about abuse of the insanity defense.

“I think the process is as insane as John Hinckley is,” Kuhn said. “He ruined Jim Brady’s life. And he shot two other people. And he’s going to walk? This guy is out scot-free? I just don’t get it.”

Hinckley resided full-time in a mental treatment facility from 1982 until 2006 when Federal Judge Paul Friedman, a Clinton appointee, began steadily relaxing Hinckley’s unsupervised visits to the exclusive enclave in recent years.

In Friedman’s latest order, issued in February 2014, he ruled Hinckley could stay in the community on eight occasions during the year for 17 days at a time with “unsupervised outings lasting up to four hours each outside his mother’s housing subdivision, for social, recreational, shopping, and dining activities.”

The judge spoke approvingly that Hinckley “visits stores, restaurants, and other attractions with family members or alone; takes solitary walks in his mother’s neighborhood; and spends time alone in the family home working on art, music, or other pursuits.”

TheDCNF recently spent a weekend at the upscale residential community. Hinckley’s world today revolves around 2,900-acres of beautiful residential property called “Kingsmill on the James,” where his mother lives. Kingsmill features million-dollar mansions, three championship golf courses, a marina, recreation centers with outdoor pools and tennis, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and jet skiing. New homes fetch up to $2 million.

The gunman’s lawyers, citing his “constitutional rights,” now are asking the court to allow Hinckley to live full-time in Kingsmill where his 90-year old mother resides in a cul-de-sac called “Yeardly’s Grant.” Friedman’s ruling is expected at any time.

Barry W. Levine, Hinckley’s lead lawyer and a partner of the top law firm Blank Rome, told the court April 17, 2015, that “Mr. Hinckley has a Constitutional and statutory right to Convalescent Leave, under the least restrictive conditions consistent with public safety.”

His lawyers also want to expand the radius of his unsupervised car trips to include the beaches in Virginia Beach, 60 miles away.

On the day of the shooting, Mark Weinberg, Brady’s deputy press secretary, rushed his wife, Sarah Brady, to the hospital. He told TheDCNF Hinckley “is lucky to have the resources to hire such skilled attorneys.”

Hinckley’s father, John Hinckley Sr., owned a Colorado energy company he sold the year after the shooting for $26 million. The family bought the home at Kingsmill in 1984 and bankrolled lawyers and psychiatric experts to defend their son. The father died in 2008.

When he’s in Kingsmill, the court currently permits Hinckley twice each day to take two-hour, unaccompanied walks along seven miles of Kingsmill’s wooded jogging trails and bike paths. Multiple people told TheDCNF of seeing Hinckley walking on the scenic trail wearing head phones. He shops at Target, Best Buy and J.C. Penney, according to court records.

Hinckley’s mother’s house sits astride the 13th hole of Kingsmill’s premier PGA championship golf course, the River Golf Course.

The Hinckley home has two decks on the back facing Kingsmill Pond; sought-after properties in the neighborhood. Next to the residential part of the community is Kingsmill Resort. All residents, including Hinckley, can get into the resort by driving a short distance from their homes. New residents must pay a $10,000 initiation fee to enjoy the resort’s marina, pools, restaurants and spa. A $30,000 initiation fee is required to join the golf club and the three courses.

This year a women’s LPGA championship tour is scheduled for a Mother’s Day tournament on Kingsmill’s River Course. Women golfers will have to walk through Hinckley’s backyard to get to the 13th hole.

Hinckley has had trouble with women, over which he originally suffered psychotic delusions. He shot Reagan to “impress” actress Jodie Foster. The LPGA offered no comment when asked by TheDCNF about the proximity of the course to the Hinckley home.

Hinckley was kept until 2006 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a federal psychiatric facility that today is operated by the District of Columbia government. That year the court permitted a limited excursion to see his mother in Kingsmill.

The federal government, for its part, is calling for more surveillance. Officials want him to wear an ankle bracelet, to add tracking equipment to his car and install software to monitor his Internet usage at his mother’s home.

In terms of greater surveillance, Levine retorted that “treating Mr. Hinckley as if he is a terrorist or a sex offender is patently offensive.” TheDCNF contacted Levine’s office but his staff said he was unavailable.

Weinberg said while Hinckley was living in a luxurious community, the shooting for his boss “changed everything. He was never the same.” Hinckley shot Brady in the head, which incapacitated him for the rest of his life.

“I believe in forgiveness,” Weinberg said. “I personally will probably never completely forgive John Hinckley for what he did to those men. My personal view is that it doesn’t seem fair. It doesn’t seem right.”

Weinberg added he hopes news of Hinckley’s lifestyle in Kingsmill will push for “the kinds of reforms that it needs to add an element of saneness to our legal system.”

Government experts argue Hinckley still suffers from “narcissistic personality disorder,” for which he takes medication. Symptoms include deceptiveness, guardedness, secretiveness and lack of forthrightness at times, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Dr. Roberts Phillips, a government psychiatrist, warned the court, “If Mr. Hinckley presumably has more time in the community with potentially less supervision, those decisions that he makes, if they are poor ones, can have profound consequences.”

Hinckley recently attempted to deceive the Secret Service and his psychiatrists. Twice in 2011, he tried to trick the Secret Service by “deviating from the terms of the itineraries that governed the use of his unsupervised time,” according to court documents.

Hinckley in 2011 reportedly approached Richard Rolfes, a local bookstore employee, who told the Secret Service and the court the gunman asked for books on presidential assassinations. Rolfes said Hinckley had very “neutral, detached,” and “kind of odd” demeanor.

“Physically it made me very uncomfortable. The customer didn’t seem very engaged, even though he was asking me questions. [He] seemed very detached from the conversation we were having,” Rolfes said, according to court documents.

Judge Friedman rejected the employee’s account, although the Secret Service believed the incident was real enough to force a protracted court hearing.

There have been reports of resistance from the local residents to Hinckley. He reportedly sought jobs in the area but was rejected by a local Starbucks, a humane society and the law library at the College of William and Mary.

Kingsmill Community Services Association, the residential governing body for the resort, declined to comment when asked by TheDCNF.

The U.S. Attorney’s office has a dim view of Hinckley’s truthfulness. “Mr. Hinckley continues to exhibit deceptive behavior even when there are no symptoms of psychosis or depression,” federal prosecutors told the court.




“Such deceptiveness may relate to his narcissistic personality disorder in combination with his guardedness, secretiveness, and lack of forthrightness.”


Prosecutors warned the court in April 2014 they believe there is “potential accelerated mental deterioration based upon his clinical history.”

House Democrats used Kingsmill Resort for political retreats three times from 2007 to 2009, while Republicans convened theirs there in 2013.

Are you running an infomercial for Kingsmill?

As an aside, in its classification it would not crack the top 300 in the country.
Those in the inner circle of the "RESORT" golf industry see
it as a poor mans tourist club.

It is a for profit entity with no equity members.
 

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Are you running an infomercial for Kingsmill?

As an aside, in its classification it would not crack the top 300 in the country.
Those in the inner circle of the "RESORT" golf industry see
it as a poor mans tourist club.

It is a for profit entity with no equity members.

Lived in the burg.

Yeah, I would pass on Kingsmill too!
 

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They should have hung him high, no questions, mental state or not.
 
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