Why did Hinckley use a .22? A .45 ACP with Teflon Hollowpoints would have worked?
Why did Hinckley use a .22? A .45 ACP with Teflon Hollowpoints would have worked.
He had planned on a .38, but a .22? Might as well have been a Daisy.
- WoodyLv 66 years agoFavorite Answer
Be serious. He did not bring a wooden stake.
- Anonymous6 years ago
Because He obviously was not a logical person. He probably had some weird, irrelevant reason for choosing the .22 over the .38. Anyone who shoots a high-profile person at point blank range and just stands there just so they'll get caught all to impress some movie star.... is completely irrational. There is no good reason He picked the .22 over other calibers because He isn't capable of rational thought. He wasn't thinking about killing the president, he was thinking about impressing Jodie Foster.
- 6 years ago
Perhaps he was a cheap crazy, and didnt want to spring for a more expensive caliber, or he watched too many assassin movies where they use .22, or he just thought that he had better aim with the .22, or didnt want to kill some innocent bystander if the .45acp you suggest went thru and hit someone else.
- 4 years ago
Sirhan Sirhan also used a .22 to kill Robert Kennedy. The one thing about the .22 which makes it a good tool for assassination is that it has low recoil. Therefore, when you are pumped full of adrenaline and hands possibly shaking, you are more likely to be able to accurately shoot the target. Also, follow up shots will be possible. However, the .22 will create a narrow wound channel and success is less likely; unless you land a head, artery, or heart shot.
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- 6 years ago
I was talking fire-power, not whether it was rational. Interesting that you have such an in-depth almost first-hand perspective on his thought processes. Very telling.
- SummertimeLv 76 years ago
Maybe it was not real after all. Many things are being labeled hoaxes and all. So much is wrong with our minds.