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27. Have you ever read the Warren Commission Report?
Sun May 1, 2016, 10:05 AM
May 2016

Apparently not, because all of the evidence - and there is a mountain of evidence - presented in that report answers these oft-asked questions. You'd think that after 60 years, people would consult that report, rather than dismissing it out of hand.

To answer your question:

1. Oswald practiced with the rifle he used to kill JFK, as testified by his wife, who was the one who took the pictures of him holding the rifle

2. Oswald achieved the rank of sharpshooter in the USMC, higher than a Marksman but not an expert. The kill shot at 80 yards would have been easy for a shooter of his skill. He was able to score a 48 out of 50 on shots fired at targets at 200 yards while in the USMC. The USMC testified to the WC that he was an above-average shooter when compared to USMC norms and an expert shooter when compared to Joe Public.

3. Expert shooters employed by the Warren Commission were able to duplicate Oswald's three shots with accuracy in as little as 4.6 seconds, using Oswald's own rifle, misaligned scope and all

4. Balistics tests to the recovered bullet and fragments matched Oswald's rifle to the exclusion of every other firearm in the world.

5. The so-called pristine bullet that was found on the stretcher at Parkland hospital matched Oswald's rifle through ballistics tests and came from a lot of bullets manufactured by the Western Cartridge Company that Oswald had purchased through mail order.

6. The rifle Oswald purchased from a firm in Chicago was traced to him via sales records within 24 hours of the shootings.

7. The so-called magic bullet wasn't magic at all. It performed as any fully jacketed round would behave. Its trajectory was a relatively straight line that went through JFK and Connelly. It did not stop and turn midair as asserted in Oliver Stone's ridiculous fiction.

There's so much evidence to support Oswald as the lone gunman. Read Bugliosi's *Reclaiming History.*

He would have had to practice, but it's possible jmowreader May 2016 #1
Three shots in 17 (???) secs. longship May 2016 #2
I think it was three shots within a space of 6 seconds. RandySF May 2016 #4
No, I believe it was 17 secs from first to third. longship May 2016 #6
Warren Commission Report said 3 shots, 5.6 seconds, including the infamous "Magic Bullet," Chasstev365 May 2016 #8
Harvey would have trained with an M1 Garand which had no bolt... Human101948 May 2016 #7
Well, he also practiced with the gun he used. longship May 2016 #10
Can you direct me to the forensice that were very clear? Human101948 May 2016 #14
Check out Gerald Posner's book, Case Closed. nt longship May 2016 #17
Apparently his book isn't indisputable... Human101948 May 2016 #23
Well, if Oswald didn't do it, who in Sam Hell did? longship May 2016 #25
British in World War One 1939 May 2016 #3
The SMLE family doesn't utilize a "straight pull" bolt as the Ross, Schmidt Rubin... Marengo May 2016 #19
And now for something completety different. Wilms May 2016 #5
Correct. Top sniper, White Feather, could not duplicate the shot. yourpaljoey May 2016 #28
I have talked with a former police officer who was a marine. roamer65 May 2016 #35
There have been volumes written about the shots that day. gordianot May 2016 #9
The rifle was a Mannlicher-Carcano... gregcrawford May 2016 #11
In my opinion, some conspiracy theories are total bullshit. Warren DeMontague May 2016 #12
And what about his pistol? rgbecker May 2016 #13
So the local cops were involved in the conspiracy, too? 30Draw May 2016 #15
there was no way in the world he made those shots. KG May 2016 #16
thank you, agreed yourpaljoey May 2016 #29
Here's an interesting take on it Orrex May 2016 #18
Witnesses heard the last two shots almost on top of each other. At least two rifles used. Zen Democrat May 2016 #20
pull trigger, work the bolt aim and pull the trigger again. ileus May 2016 #21
Bigger question One of the 99 May 2016 #22
Incorrect assertion. stopbush May 2016 #31
It's 22!!!! 11.22.63!!! Jeez-o. And there are scores of books for your query. Get cracking. WinkyDink May 2016 #24
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel May 2016 #26
Have you ever read the Warren Commission Report? stopbush May 2016 #27
I wonder why this is posted when the later House Committee on Assassinations took issue with much of Todays_Illusion May 2016 #32
Had you read the HCA report, you would know that they CONFIRMED stopbush May 2016 #33
It's been duplicated several times in reenactments. NutmegYankee May 2016 #30
what station is that on?...eom mrmpa May 2016 #34
Locking tammywammy May 2016 #36
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