The Magic Bullet Theory: The Assassination Of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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There have been four United States Presidents assassinated; however, no presidential assassination has been shrouded in as much controversy as the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of The United States and was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, while riding in the presidential limousine through Dealey Plaza with his wife Jacqueline Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally (Ling 50). The believed assassin was Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was believed to have assassinated President Kennedy using an Italian made bolt-action Carcano rifle, and executed the assassination from the fifth story of the Texas School Book Depository. Texas Nightclub owner Jack Ruby just two …show more content…
This theory claims that the bullet, which struck President Kennedy in the back of the throat, exited his throat at a forty-five degree angle then proceeded to make a series of turns eventually striking Governor Jack Connally through his shoulder and finally his hand. This theory is one that starts to question the credibility of the Warren Commission and starts to demonstrate their attempts to cover up this assassination. The next theory is the “Grassy Knoll Theory.” This theory claims that a fourth shot was made that day from the Grassy Knoll in Dealey Plaza. This theory was not given credibility however until 1979 when the House Select Committee of Assassinations concluded that there was a ninety-five percent certainty that a fourth shot had been fired from the Grassy Knoll (Posner 1). Jean Hill, who was standing on the southern side of Elm Street as Kennedy’s presidential limousine drove past, also adds to this theory’s credibility. Hill is believed to be the closest witness to the shooting and has written a book and been on television giving her story of what happened on that …show more content…
It does not take an expert in ballistics to know that a bullet or any sort of projectile can make a series of turns especially in the small amount of space that these turns where to believed to have taken place in. Seeing as the President and Governor Connally were sitting less then three feet away from each other (MacDonald, JFK Smoking Gun) it is hard to make sense of a bullet making several turns before striking Governor

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