The Obama assassination attempt occurred on Thursday, June 07, 2012 during a presidential address made by U.S. president Barack Obama. While speaking in front of the National Museum of American History, Behring Center, regarding the recent passing of the controversial SOPA bill that authorized the censorship of the internet, the shutdown of social media and video sharing sites, and the arrest of any users of these sites, Obama was shot in the head by a sniper who was located many yards away, on the rooftop of the Federal USDA Building. Obama was critically injured, but eventually recovered.
It was later found that the assassination was carried out by a hitman who worked for Viacom hired by Senator Harry Reid to silence Obama, a known SOPA opposer. The shooting was timed to occur just before Obama was to have revealed he was forced by Reid (who was working with the major anti-Fair Use corporations to make more money and get the fattest paycheck in Senatorial history) to sign the bill at gunpoint. It only got worse from there, culminating in a brief but destructive civil war.