John F. Kennedy and the Second Gunman

10/26/2017

Updated on 10/08/2018

The National Archives today are due to release somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 never-before-seen documents along with the full versions of at least 30,000 other redacted documents that had previously been released all pertaining to the November 22, 1963, assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. As new findings emerge from these documents, I thought it would be a good time to present a few facts about the “second gunman”.

For those who aren’t JFK conspiracy buffs, the “second gunman” refers to the theory that aside from the man who was arrested and charged with the murder, Lee Harvey Oswald, there were two or more gunmen who shot at JFK as his convertible limo drove through downtown Dallas, TX. The Warren Commission, the government panel that was given the authority to investigate the matter, concluded that there was only the one lone gunman, Oswald, who acted alone.

Here are a few facts about the so-called “second gunman”:

Whether a second gunman exists is a quick way for the most crackpot of conspiracy theorists to show that there was more behind President Kennedy’s assassination, but that’s not the case. The existence of Jack Ruby, if anything, may be proof of a bigger thing going on. When it comes to the second, the end only tangible conclusion we can methodically arrive at from any discussion of the existence of a second gunman is that Lee Harvey Oswald was a damn good shot.

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