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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 03:00 PM
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355. First shot the most accurate? So says a movie character.
In reality, an errant first shot might tell a skilled marksman to adjust his subsequent shots to account for the error. Perhaps his sight was off.

Look at it this way - Oswald probably targeted JFKs head for every shot. His first shot misses completely. Oswald adjusts to that and fires his second shot which hits JFK but lower than in the head (ie: his back). His third shot hits his target, informed and corrected by the errors of the first two shots.

I'd have to believe that had Oswald's first shot hit JFK in the head, there would have been only one shot.

Considering the rapid sequence of the shots, I'd think Oswald would have kept shooting until he hit his intended target, ie: JFKs head.

As far as why Oswald didn't shoot JFK before the turn, well, he had his boxes stacked to rest the rifle/his arms and shoot down Elm Street. He made the decision about where his shots were going to go ahead of time. By waiting for the turn to be made, he had an unobstructed view of JFKs head. Shoot before the turn and JFK is blocked by Connally in the middle jump seat and the SS agent in the front seat. Oswald knew that the limo would have to slow down to make the turn. Shoot and miss while JFKs limo is still on Houston Street, and the driver speeds up and out of the kill zone by heading straight up Houston and past the Texas School Depository without making the turn onto Elm.

All things considered, Oswald probably picked the optimum position to shoot from and a kill zone that gave him a clearer shot and more time to shoot. They teach you that kind of stuff in the Marines, you know. . Is that so hard to believe?
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