• History of the United States
  • US Presidents
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • John F. Kennedy

Was the murder of JFK the result of the work of a conspiracy or of just a lone gunman?

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2009-03-24 14:45:33

Best Answer

Ballistics, etc confirm that the shot(s) fired were from the Mannlicher-Carcano M-9l Italian Rifle ( modified with a telescopic sight) by the former Marine corps marksman(!!) Lee Harvey Oswald. The weapon was recovered on the scene and numerous ballistics tests were made by the F.B.I. as the assasination of a President is certainly a Federal matter! As far as has been made publicly known there was only one Gun and one Gunman involved. All Presidential assasinations thus far have involved firearms, and the one used by Oswald was purchased through the mail- a so-called Right of commerce, widely okayed by the N.R.A. but since barred by the Gun Control Act of l968 or GCA-68 as the Gun Lobbyists call it. Oswald used a shoulder arm, the other three presidential assasins- who killed Lincoln, Garfield, and Mckinley, used handguns or pistols-same difference. Booth had a derringer, Guiteau had cheap British-made pistol. Czolgosz's gun was an American made Iver-Johnson made in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Leon Czolgosz was, in the terminology used today, a natural-born American. All Presidential assasinations were commited with FIREARMS> There you have it. Cease Fire Indeed!

2009-03-24 14:45:33
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: Was the murder of JFK the result of the work of a conspiracy or of just a lone gunman?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

What is conspiracy to commit murder?

Conspiracy to commit murder mean getting together with a bunch of other guys and planning to bump someone off even if you dont do it. If is also just being with someone who commits murder and you don't say a word or even helping with murder.

What is conspiracy to murder?

Conspiracy to commit murder is defined as an agreement between two or more parties to commission and carry out a murder. A good example is Charles Manson. Manson ordered members of his cult group to carry out numerous murders. Many people think that Manson was not convicted of murder itself but just conspiracy to committ murder. This is not true. He was in fact found guilty of multiple counts of conspiracy but was also found guilty of multiple counts of first degree murder, making him just as responsible in the Tate-La Bianca killings in August 1969. Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi felt it would have been a huge miscarriage of justice if Manson was not found guilty of first degree murder. This is why Manson received the death penalty. California law dictates that only those convicted of first degree murder with special circumstances qualify for the death penalty.

What was the magic bullet and what did it do?

The term "magic bullet" refers to the bullet found on the gurney that JFK was on when he died. It was next to his head. It just seemed to appear and for the conspiracy types it proves there was another gunman other than Oswald.

What was Charles Manson convicted of?

Seven counts of first degree murder, seven counts of conspiracy to commit murder. These are just the main big convictions. He had a rap sheet that was bigger than an L.A. phone book.

What does the mita was just murder mean?

A just murder is a Justified murder. A murder with a good reason. For eksampel. A psycho kills your wife in front of you. Then you kill the psycho. Your murder i a Just murder.

What crimes did Charles Manson commit?

Charles Manson was convicted of conspiracy in several murders. He was never charged with murder, but of inspiring his "family members" to do his bidding, which included the homicides.Charles Manson was convicted of murder. California law states that a person that orders a murder is just as guilty of that murder as if he had done the killing himself. Manson was giving multiple death sentences. The criteria for the death penalty is 1st degree murder with special circumstances. These circumstances must be present with the 1st degree murder. In other words, even a 1st degree murder conviction may not get you the death penalty. It has to comply with the circumstances mentioned. So it would be impossible for Manson to be on death row with a conspiracy conviction.

A sentence for frantic?

The kids were frantic when they heard that there was a gunman at their school!! just an example (:

How would you use conspiracy in a question?

Well, it's whether you are asking about a conspiracy or asking 'what is a conspiracy'. If you are simply trying to know whether a something is considered a conspiracy, then your question would be along the lines of "Is _______(so and so)__________ a conspiracy?" You just did. p.s. buy a dictionary

What is The New World Order Society?

It appears to not exist as any significant organization; rather, it's just another part of the paranoid conspiracy theories about the world--right up there with the Illuminati conspiracy, the Jewish conspiracy, the Freemason conspiracy, the UFO/alien conspiracy, etc.

Why did conspiracy theory get cancelled?

No it's season just ended.

Is there an episode of The Boondocks about conspiracy theories?

It was my understanding that one of the characters thinks just about everything is a conspiracy theory so is there one specific show, not that I can find.

Is life just a conspiracy?

Yes. We live on the back of a cereal box.

What did Abraham Flexner have to do with medical records?

Nothing at all. Just a conspiracy

Was Whitney Houstons death a conspiracy?

Ray J supplied the drugs that caused Whitney Houston to fall and be killed- Whitney Houston said to me that he was the one who left the cocaine in her bathroom a minute or so after Ray J walked out of the bathroom. I heard Brandy say to Whitney "I just stopped by here so that Ray could go into your bathroom". Conspiracy to murder, maybe.

What kind of person is Cassius?

In Shakespeare's famous tragedy "Julius Caesar," Cassius is the leader of the conspiracy to assassinate Caesar. He is mainly characterized as a cunning, sly person who manages to convince Brutus, a famously noble and just man, to join his murder plot.

Is the New World Order just a conspiracy theory or are there more to it the U S government doesn't want us to know?

It's just a conspiracy theory, but the US government does have secrets. But nothing like that. The confusion seems to come from the fact that Conspiracy Theorists seem to think the phrase "new world order" (which means just that!) is the name of an actual organization, like "Mafia" or "Unicef"! Every time the phrase is used, they think it is more proof of the conspiracy.

How many years for attempted murder in philadelphia?

It all depends on whether it was premeditated attempted murder or just attempted murder.

Is li shang real?

No it was all a conspiracy just like 9/11

What do conspiracy theorists believed happened in the first moon landing?

Conspiracy theorists believe the moon landing never happened. They think the astronauts were just actors in a studio.

What is the penalty for second degree attempted murder in Florida?

There are no "degrees" of Attempted Murder in Florida. It's just attempted murder. . . period.

Does Jesse still believe in conspiracy theories or after the show did he get off that kick?

There's no way to tell if Jesse really believes the conspiracy theories he has on his show or if he's just putting on a show.

What are the differences between Conspiracy theories and documentaries?

Documentaries - are usually factual programs based around real, hard evidence. Conspiracy theories - are just that - theories based conjecture and supposition.

How is the murder of the marquis foreshadowed?

Because it just is

What are Charles Manson's crimes?

Murder x 8. Conspiracy x 8. These are just the tip of the iceberg. He has plenty of lesser crimes like grand theft auto, vadalizing county and state property, robbery, pimping, assault, ect, ect. Charlie was a busy boy.

Why is a group of blackbirds called murder?

It's not. It's just a flock of blackbirds. A "murder" is a group of crows.