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Comment: Shot twice, once with 6.5x52mm Mannlicher Carcano round,

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Shot twice, once with 6.5x52mm Mannlicher Carcano round,

once with 5.56x45mm round.

As an experiment take two cantaloupe out to where you practice your marksmanship. Shoot one with a full metal jacketed round that is approximately the size of the Mannlicher Carcano round and the other with a 55 grain 5.56x45mm or similar 223 round. Notice how the Mannlicher Carcano or similar FMJ round makes a neat hole with the exit hole only slightly larger. Notice how the 5.56x45mm round blows out the exit side leaving a gaping hole if the cantaloupe is still intact at all. Measure the entry holes on each cantaloupe and see if a 6.5x52mm round could possibly have made the hole in the cantaloupe that you shot with the 5.56x45mm round or any larger round.

Now think about how the right front portion of Kennedy's head looks like the effect from the 5.56x45 round as you see from the cantaloupe. If you can get some pig skulls do the same experiment which should be the same, but a closer approximation to a human head shot.

Many years ago I read a book, Mortal Error, based on the work of a ballistics expert by the name of Donahue. He looked at the xrays that showed a snow pattern in Kennedy's head characteristic of the spray that occurs when a 5.56x45mm round breaks up and sprays lead fragments forward in a cone shape as it is designed to do. He looked at the size and entry point at the back of the head which was just slightly larger than 5.56mm (as you would expect from a 5.56X45mm round) but not large enough to be made by a 6.5mm Mannlicher Carcano round. He traced the trajectory of that entry/exit combination, given the approximate position of Kennedy's head, back to the most probable origin of the round, and it led straight back to the left side of the secret service car where coincidentally agent Hickey was standing on the left rear seat identified by multiple witnesses holding none other than an AR15 rifle that fires 5.56x44mm rounds. Multiple fire arm experienced people smelled gun smoke at street level.

The conclusion was that the head shot was accidentally fired by agent Hickey as the secret service car lurched forward and he fell backward with his finger on the trigger. He was a new agent, working as a driver and keeping secret service cars detailed, but because the other agents had been out till 3:00AM drinking he was assigned to ride in the back seat and handle the AR15 in an emergency. The coverup by the government that followed was to protect the secret service from its mistakes being known.

A few nights ago a 1 hour program was aired covering this version of the events along with persuasive reanalysis by an experienced criminal investigator. Here is a short clip describing the show:

The show only reinforced what the original book detailed.

Furthermore, here is a persuasive computer reconstruction that gives credence to the single bullet theory (6.5x52mm Mannlicher Carcano round) with the origin of the shot being the 6th floor of the Depository building.

So there were two guns and a total of three shots. 1st shot from Oswald missed; 2nd shot from Oswald hit Kennedy in the back, exited near his adams apple, then yawed into Connelly; and third shot, the head shot, was from agent Hickey's AR15 accidental discharge.

It is believed that of the three cases found from the Mannlicher Carcano rifle, one was a non-ejected case still in the rifle when Oswald brought the rifle to work with him.

This is the best overall description of the events that I have seen.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.