The assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan is the most viewed assassination in EP schools of a President because Reagan was actually shot, however President Gerald Ford had 2 attempts on his life in a 3 week time span, both by women. On September 5, 1975 Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme pointed a semi-auto at the President with one round in the magazine and not charged in the chamber.
On September 22, 1975, 3 weeks after the Fromme attempt, Sarah Jane Moore did fire her weapon at the President, making her the first and only female to shoot at a sitting president.
The Irony of this shooting and the Reagan shooting is that both suspects in the Moore and Hinckley shooting former military personnel got to the suspects first. Oliver Stipple [Vietnam veteran] got to Moore first and Alfred Antenucci [Retired Army] got to Hinckley first.
What does this mean? Look at both attempts on Ford and compare the difference in protection techniques to that of Reagan, yet he was still shot. What are the differences.