In 1975, Lynnette “Squeaky” Fromme, a member of the Manson Family, was convicted of pointing a gun at Gerald Ford. The gun had no bullet in the chamber it turned out. In an interview, Fromme said that after hearing Ford was in town, I said, 'I gotta go and talk to him,' and then I thought, 'That's foolish. He's not going to stop and talk to you.' People have already shown you can lay blood in front of them and they're not, you know, they don't think anything of it. I said, 'Maybe I'll take the gun,' and I thought, 'I have to do this. This is the time.' "