Bright Insight - JFK Assassination

Discussion in 'End Times & Conspiracies' started by Area201, May 9, 2018.

  1. baleeber

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    I used to work with a woman whose husband was on the Dallas PD the day JFK was shot, and he wasn't involved in the investigation, but knew people who were.

    She told me something I've never heard before OR since: that in the Texas School Book Depository, they found TWO rifles. They believe Oswald fired the first rifle, dropped it, had the second rifle already in position close by, picked it up, fired the second shot, chambered, and fired the third.

    Again, this is third hand information, but I thought it was interesting.
     
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  2. Toroid

    Toroid Founding Member

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    Besides the grassy knoll I don't know.
     
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  3. Castle-Yankee54

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    The ballistics only match the Depository or possibly the building behind the depository across North Union Street.

    88% of the people questioned heard only 3 shots. 39% of the people identified the depository building as where the shots came from versus 17% who said the grassy knoll. Only 4 out of approximately 200 identified 2 locations of firing. Abraham Zapruder who worked in the plaza couldn't tell because of the strange acoustics in the area.

    Also the grassy knoll is not a location a sniper would select.....besides no shooters were observed there by the witness working behind the fence.
     
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  4. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Former CIA director claims KGB gave orders in Kennedy assassination

     
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  5. wwkirk

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    You never know whether to believe a spook. What he says might but true, but it might just be manufactured to sell books. It's not like the Soviets are going to sue him if it's a lie.
     
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  6. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    the 'like' is actually for Shannon Bream :)
     
  7. pigfarmer

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    Talk is cheap, he's peddling a book and a story that doesn't need proof.

    I never heard of a second rifle. I do know the cartridge cases spent some time jingling around in someone's pockets over a weekend - absolutely horrifying from our CSI 21st century p.o.v. but understandable given the era.

    Oswald did it. As I have belabored in the past, go there and have a look for yourself. It ain't that big, the shot's easy and that grassy knoll doesn't look like much of a prospect for a sniper.

    Unless you want to make hay of it and sell books, seats at lectures, etc.

    I never had an Italian rifle but I'm sitting right next to a few Russian ones. I could do it easily with the Mosin Nagant M44 carbine and that thing kicks like a pissed off mule. Only slightly less dangerous standing behind it than in front of it. In fact, Oswald would have had an easier time of it with his carbine - the 6.5 isn't exactly a hot-rod load.


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  8. Rick Hunter

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    I agree. Just because the Carcano was a cheap milsurp doesn't mean it couldn't have been used for an assasination. Oswald was an ex-Marine and gun enthusiast, I can't imagine he would have used the rifle without being assured that it was accurate enough for his evil purpose.

    Also, please tell me that is a live MP-40!:)
     
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  9. pigfarmer

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    My wallet wishes it was ! Nope, just a cool looking wall hanger and so is the potato masher. A lot of that junk I've had since I was a kid. Those 91/30s and M44 are very real although I pull the bolts and lock them up. There is a very original German flare pistol tucked in there and a weird Italian practice mortar round. I got them with a K98 deal a few years ago - the man's dad brought a few things back from Europe. Got the US Army papers to go with them too. Collectible. Promised I'd keep them as a set.
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    I generally don't care for things with swastikas on them but they do pop up. This was too good a deal to pass on - the damned flare pistol is like new and I have no doubt it works just fine. If I ever need to start a forest fire I'm all set.

    As for the milsurps, yes I do indeed chuckle when I read about Oswald and some of of the absurd claims. That Carcano was easily within its design spec that day. Been a while but I believe a standard 'battle sight' for a US service rifle was set at 300 yards - four times the distance in the assassination. Something along those lines would have been how the Marines taught that loon to shoot. I sit at a bench and plug away at a standard 6" or 8" bullseye at 100 yards with pretty good results. Old eyes, the old rifles are fine. Indoor range and it doesn't have the best lighting. A 6'4" man sitting upright at that distance in broad daylight, even moving, is like the size of a barn door by comparison.
     
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