(PART 147)


The entire NAA [Neutron Activation Analysis] argument can, of course, be rightly and properly placed in the file drawer marked "A WHOLE LOT TO DO ABOUT VERY LITTLE".

And anybody with any (common) sense knows why the NAA debate can be filed in said drawer.


Since John B. Connally Jr. was positively hit by just ONE bullet on 11/22/63....and that ONE bullet was positively Commission Exhibit No. 399 (with only kooks thinking that that bullet is a "plant" or a "substitute")....then ANY bullet fragments removed from Governor Connally's body had no choice but to have come from Bullet CE399.


Mark VII.

Bring down the curtain on this act.

Or, to quote my main LN man, Vincent T. Bugliosi, on this very topic:

"The movements and handling of President Kennedy's stretcher negates the possibility that the bullet [CE399] could have originated from the president's stretcher. .... The whole issue of what stretcher the bullet was found on, Connally's or some unknown person's, is a giant nonissue. Since we know that the bullet was fired from Oswald's Carcano rifle, and we know it wasn't found on Kennedy's stretcher, it had to have been found on Connally's stretcher." -- Vince Bugliosi; Via "Reclaiming History"; Page 811 and Endnotes Page 431

--- AND: ---

"Even if the new findings [from 2002 to 2004, not the 2007 study] were to render NAA, and hence [Dr. Vincent] Guinn's conclusions, invalid, we DO know that the stretcher bullet was fired from Oswald's rifle to the exclusion of ALL other weapons.

"Since THAT is definite, what is the likelihood that a bullet found on CONNALLY'S stretcher, which we know was fired from Oswald's gun, is not the same bullet that deposited its missing fragments in Connally's wrist? Next to nothing. In other words, when all is said and done, what difference does it make if it turns out that the NAA tests are completely invalid?

"But there is a more important point to be made. Let's not forget that the NAA conclusions by Guinn...are COMPLETELY CONSISTENT with all the other evidence showing that Oswald was at the sniper's nest window and it was his Carcano rifle that fired the only bullets that hit Kennedy.

"This other, independent evidence necessarily increases the likelihood that Guinn's separate NAA conclusions are accurate."
-- Vince Bugliosi; Pages 436-437 of "Reclaiming History" Endnotes (c.2007)


In addition to the above logic-filled comments made by Mr. Bugliosi in his exemplary book, allow me to offer up some additional remarks that are pretty much of equal importance on the "common sense" and "sheer luck" scales:

What do you think the chances are that a multi-gun conspiracy took place in Dealey Plaza, with bullets from MORE THAN ONE GUN striking the victims in JFK's limousine on Elm Street....and yet, after the bullets stopped flying and the missiles and fragments were examined, NOT A SINGLE BULLET OR FRAGMENT from any non-C2766 gun turned out to be large enough to be tested in order to positively eliminate Lee Harvey Oswald's Mannlicher-Carcano rifle as the source for ALL of the bullets and fragments that hit any victims on Elm Street?

In other words -- if a multi-gun plot really did end the life of John F. Kennedy, how is it POSSIBLE that those conspirators got lucky enough to have none of the non-Oswald bullets (or even fragments thereof) discovered by anybody?

Would anybody be willing to take those incredibly low odds to Vegas? I wouldn't want to.

David Von Pein
February 2008