The man who shot Ronald Reagan was released from a mental health institution on Saturday, pursuant to a judge's ruling that John Hinckley, Jr. is not a danger to himself or others.
"Mr. Hinckley is clinically ready for full-time convalescent leave," U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman concluded in a July order.
Hinckley has been in a mental health institution ever since he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He attempted to assassinate Reagan in 1981 in order to impress actress Jodie Foster. Hinckley also shot three other people, including Reagan press secretary James Brady.
"I think any of us who were there on the day Reagan was shot, and Brady was permanently injured, will always have really serious reservations about letting this guy out without having some restraint on him," Ed Rollins, Reagan's 1984 campaign manager, told Fox News in July.