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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 06:39 PM

 

On this day 55 years ago, America changed forever as several shots rang out in Dallas.

Amid the chaos, one man stood ready to give everything he had to save the lives of President Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy. This is his story:

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Reply On this day 55 years ago, America changed forever as several shots rang out in Dallas. (Original post)
elmac Nov 2018 OP
liberal N proud Nov 2018 #1
Quemado Nov 2018 #2
PJMcK Nov 2018 #3
elmac Nov 2018 #4

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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 06:43 PM

1. One of the saddest days in America

One of my earliest memories of television

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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 06:52 PM

2. I will never forget where I was that day

I was 7 years old, about to turn 8. I was in 2nd grade, Catholic grade school. JFK was Catholic. The principal announced his death over the intercom system. Everyone in the school assembled in the cafeteria for prayers. We were dismissed early from school.

Later that night, my family went shopping. Mom went to a department store. I accompanied my father to a bar where he had a beer. I remember the TV set in the bar was tuned to a channel that was in continuous coverage of the assassination.

Two days later, I watched Lee Harvey Oswald get killed on live TV by Jack Ruby.

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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 07:10 PM

3. Yet another example of the gun problem in this country

Oswald bought his rifle through a mail order outfit.

What if he had been restricted from making that purchase?

Oh, well. There are more guns in the United States than there are people.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 07:21 PM

4. yep, you could have firearms mailed direct to you back than

 

but it wasn't long before they banned, first pistols I think, than rifles from mail-order, soon registration from 1968. I have an old 63 American riflemen's mag with the Kleins ad that Oswald ordered from. The rifle cost 20 bucks with scope.

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