I had to watch it again to see the slide being racked.
President Ford who was attacked by Squeeky Fromm. Manson cultist.
If I recall the .45 had no round in the chamber either.
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I think someone involved here sent up the gun to fail. Maybe planted it for the assign so he could pick it up after passing security checks. Just speculation here.
A man in Australia once ran towards Prince Charles firing two shots as he approached, but Charlie just stood there cool as a cucumber facing him down..
(they were blanks but he wasn't to know that) "True nobility is exempt from fear"- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 50 BC