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Subject: Speaking of Reagan, Why wasn't he wearing a bullet-proof vest in 1981?

Written By: MasterSplinter on 06/10/04 at 4:39 pm

When he was tragically shot, I bet after he recovered from the Gunshot wound, he wishes that he wore a bullet-proof vest.
He should have worn one, He probably did after he recovered


Subject: Re: Speaking of Reagan, Why wasn't he wearing a bullet-proof vest in 1981?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/10/04 at 10:19 pm


When he was tragically shot, I bet after he recovered from the Gunshot wound, he wishes that he wore a bullet-proof vest.
He should have worn one, He probably did after he recovered



Proper security precautions should obviate the need for the president to wear a bullet proof vest.  There were two attempts on President Jerry Ford.  Two women, Sarah Jane Moore, who missed, and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, whose gun jammed (or was it the other way around?), six years later Hinckley's bullet came within centimeters of killing Reagan.  After the attempt on Reagan, security was re-strategised, re-vamped, and beefed up.  I think they succeeded.  No president had as much outright hatred directed toward him in modern times as Bill Clinton.  I thought for sure some wacko would try to assassinate him.  Some would argue better security prevented that, others would argue all the wackos were on Clinton's side anyway!
;D

Subject: Re: Speaking of Reagan, Why wasn't he wearing a bullet-proof vest in 1981?

Written By: PoPCultureGirl on 06/10/04 at 10:28 pm

I didn't think President's even wear bulletproof vests ???  Unless of course Bush is visiting Iraq or something along those lines.  They shouldn't need them if the Secret Service is doing their jobs correctly..

Subject: Re: Speaking of Reagan, Why wasn't he wearing a bullet-proof vest in 1981?

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/11/04 at 4:36 am


I didn't think President's even wear bulletproof vests ???  Unless of course Bush is visiting Iraq or something along those lines.  They shouldn't need them if the Secret Service is doing their jobs correctly..


Since Reagan got popped in 1982, they ALL regularly wear Kevlar (or other technology) panels under their shirts when out in public.  But unless they wear a ceramic plate, a vest will not stop a high-powered rifle shot.  Vests typically are only good at stopping pistol rounds.

But John F. Kennedy is proof that a bulletproof vest will not stop someone who plans things out well enough.

Subject: Re: Speaking of Reagan, Why wasn't he wearing a bullet-proof vest in 1981?

Written By: Howard on 06/11/04 at 6:42 pm

His words were "Honey,I forgot to duck".



Howard

Subject: Re: Speaking of Reagan, Why wasn't he wearing a bullet-proof vest in 1981?

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/11/04 at 7:24 pm


His last words were "Honey,I forgot to duck".



Howard


His first words were "What the F-"

LB

;D

Subject: Re: Speaking of Reagan, Why wasn't he wearing a bullet-proof vest in 1981?

Written By: Howard on 06/11/04 at 7:26 pm




His first words were "What the F-"

LB

;D



president Reagan never used The F Word,Or did he? ;D



Howard

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