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To: Lunatic Fringe
There is NO WAY Oswald did that shooting in the manner the Warren Commission claims.

Well, if you believe Peter Jennings, Oswald was more than capable of such pinpoint shooting.

Let's see. . . to hear Pete tell it, Oswald got off three shots in five and a half seconds with a marginal weapon, scored two hits, including a fatal head shot on a moving target going away from him. And Pete would never lie about such a thing. Dear me, no.

Wow. . . those Marines sure know how to shoot.

17 posted on 02/02/2004 7:25:39 PM PST by Euro-American Scum (A poverty-stricken middle class must be a disarmed middle class)
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To: Euro-American Scum
Oswald got off three shots in five and a half seconds

As if that is difficult! LOL! You've never shot a rifle have you?

32 posted on 02/02/2004 8:53:07 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Euro-American Scum
We [Marines] can indeed shoot however, Oswald's marksmanship scores were in the latter third of qual scores. He was rated "Marskman": the lowest rating possible.

Expert
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Marksman = Oswald

Most who qual Marksman do so after failing the first or even second qualification and end up as retreads who are then pampered through to the minimum qualification....or else they dont pass through Recruit training and are washouts sent home. They dont develope into moving target shooters after barely qualing on stationary targets, scope or no scope.

I on the other hand am a third award expert in both rifle and pistol [qualifying in the top third scoring bracket three times in a row]. I consistently placed head shots [9-10] from the 600 yard prone and I wouldnt be at all comfortable with the idea of trying to squeeze off the supposed shots that killed the President.

My experience tells me that Oswald was either one of the luckiest shooters the World has ever seen or...

...he wasnt the only shooter or more likely...

...not even a shooter at all.

JMHO

103 posted on 02/02/2004 10:39:00 PM PST by VaBthang4 (-He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps-)
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