Rabbit Trail: John Dillinger

Estimated Time: 20 minutes

Bud says he "started shooting apologies like John Dillinger shoots out bullets." Who was John Dillinger and did he shoot out bullets rapidly? Read the article below to find out.

**Parent Note: The following article contains violent depictions of John Dillinger's life as a gangster. Please review before your children.

John Dillinger

During the 1930s Depression, many Americans, nearly helpless against forces they didn't understand, made heroes of outlaws who took what they wanted at gunpoint. Of all the lurid desperadoes, one man, John Herbert Dillinger, came to evoke this Gangster Era and stirred mass emotion to a degree rarely seen in this country.

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