4 Facts That Shut Down JFK Conspiracy Theories

4. Oswald Wasn’t A Lousy Shot

One of the most pervasive—and supposedly damning—myths about the “official” explanation for the assassination is that Lee Harvey Oswald could not have realistically pulled off the shots that fatally wounded the president, as his United States Marine Corps records stated he was a lousy shot. In Oliver Stone’s popular 1991 film JFK, Senator Russell Long (played by Walter Matthau) says as much in the first half hour to New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner), setting the DA on his quest to find out what really happened on 11/22/63.
4. Oswald Wasn’t A Lousy Shot