Sulphur Springs News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 103, No. 77, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 1, 1981 Page: 2 of 14
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Hinckley and Oswald compared i
Similarities did exist
ckley then 8-years-old, was
several miles away inthe third
grade of an elementary school
in University Park.
Hinckley's father who owned
an oil company, had moved to
the Park Cities from Ardmore,
Okla. four years earlier.
While there are similarities,
there ary also differences.
Oswald's father died two
months before he was born in
1939 and he never tasted the
wealth and material comforts
Oswald lived with his mother
as she moved from New
Orleans to Dallas to Fort Worth
to New York £ity and back to
New Orleans. With each move,
the pair seemed to plunge into
Oswald is supposed to have greater poverty,
iken a shot at retired Gen. Hinckley on the other hand
dwin Walker through the moved with his parents and an
indow of his residence — and older brother and sister in 1966
ussed - about 8-months from a two-story home on in
?fore Kennedy was shot. University Park to a mansion in
Oswald purchased his Highland Park s silk stocking
lannlicher Carcano 6.5mm row.
alian rifle through a mail About 10-years' later, after
DALLAS - Federal agents
searching the Washutfon DC.
hold room of John Warnock
Hinckley Jr , 25, found that the
mad accused of trying to kill
President Reagan Monday had
a photograph of Lee Harvey
Oswald, taken when President
Kennedy’s accused assassin
According to a news story by
Earl Gob of the Dallas Morning
News, inthe 1)63 photo, Oswald
was holding his rifle in a
military pose m an Oak Cliff
ne&borhood, only a few miles
from where Hinckley’s family
lived in Highland Park.
Both lived as recluses,
threat to the president. Neither Oswald made no secret oi ms
had exhibited any animosity Marxist leanings, even before
toward their victims. he defected to Russia after his
Both were interested in the discharge from the U.S.
National Socialistic (Nazi) Marines in 1959.
Party in the U.S. He returned to this country in
Hinckley joined the party in 1962 and was arrested in the
197) but was expelled about a summer of 1963 after a scuffle
year ago because he "wanted to with anti-Castro Cubans while
shoot people and blow up passing out committee leaflets
things.” _ on the streets of New Orleans.
Oswald's address book in 1963 If Hinckley was politically
listed George Lincoln Rockwell, active, it apparently was at the
national leader of the Nazi other end of the spectrum — the
party and the headquarters in right wing. He may have been
Arlington, Va. It was never stalking President Carter when
established why Oswald, a he was arrested getting onto a
Marxist, made the party plane carrying three handguns
in Nashville, tenn. last summer
on the day Carter was in Nash-
moving from one abode to
another and from job to job.
Both droppd out of school,
Hinckley in his senior year of
college and Oswald in 4m 10th
Both had been under
psychiacfric care: Qtiwald as a
14-year-old truant in New York
City and Hmckky sporadically
in his later life, .Doctors had
determined that neither had the
potential for violence.
Both had been arrested within
six months before the shootings
they were charged with, but
neither was listed on the Secret
Service index as a potential
Administration still to
oppose gun controls
WASHINGTON (AP) - The president’s alleged assailant,
administration is unlikely to from buying the pistol he used,
back new gun controls despite. Hinckley bought his .22-
the attempted assassination of caliber Rohm RG-14 pistol.
President Reagan, says a key described by the FBI as a cheap
Cabinet officer. But "Saturday night special,” in
congressional gun-control Dallas, which has no controls
bacfars are pledging stepped- *yvnd & f^ral law applying
igi efforts for their long-stymied throughout the couifry. '
cause Federal law forbids the sale
Attorney General William of handguns to convicted felons,
French Smith was asked by drug or alcohol abusers and the
reporters Tuesday if the mentally ilL But the customer
shooting was likely to change needs only to sign a statement
the administration's opposition saying he or she fits none of
to handgun controls. 0 those categories.
“I doubt very much if it Speaking on the Public
would. It wouldn't in my case," Broadcasting System ’s
he replied. "MacNeil-Lehrer Report,"
Presidential counselor Edwin Meese said the cities of
Meese m said controls on Washington and New York have
handgun would not have kept strong handgun^ control
John W. Hinckley Jr., vtfae measures and “so far the
results don’t indicate that it
seems to make that much
Mandatory prison sentences
should be imposed when crimes
are committed using handguns,
is president himself had been Senate Judiciary Committee
be shot Chairman Strom Thurmond, R-
ry “The president was not Mt,” S.C., said that although he
on CBS’ Du Rather said at ooe remains opposed to gun control,
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Keys, Clarke. Sulphur Springs News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 103, No. 77, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 1, 1981, newspaper, April 1, 1981; Sulphur Springs, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth816816/m1/2/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society.