Lawyers to urge no restrictions for Reagan shooter Hinckley

Lawyers for the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan are scheduled to argue in court that 66-year-old John Hinckley should be freed from restrictions placed on him after he moved out of a Washington hospital.

John Hinckley moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, in 2016. Since then, a federal judge has required doctors to oversee Hinckley’s therapy and medication.

He is barred from owning a gun and he can’t contact his victims. A 2020 risk assessment said Hinckley wouldn’t pose a danger if restrictions are lifted.

But the U.S. government has opposed the idea. A Washington judge has scheduled a status conference on Monday to focus on the matter.