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L.H. Oswald questions
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JAMaguire
2017-08-06 12:40:20 UTC
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(a) Was Lee Harvey Oswald right-eye dominant or left-eye dominant?

(b) Was Lee Harvey Oswald right-handed or left-handed?

(c) When Lee Harvey Oswald shot a rifle during his stint in the US Marine
Corps, did he do so from the left side (look through the gun sight with
his left eye & pull the trigger with his left hand), or the right side
(look through the gun sight with his right eye & pull the trigger with his
right hand)?

(d) Where did Lee Harvey Oswald land on the distribution histogram of US
Marine Corps riflemen?

https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipOnoPLw_c8ersNg6RbLpxVaY6WWfw3e-gnehhCk

(e) As a radar operator in the US Marine Corps of the late 1950's
(stationed overseas in Japan/Korea), how many hours per week would Lee
Harvey Oswald have been practicing firing a rifle? How would this compare
with other Marines?
r***@ing.net.inv
2017-08-07 00:27:53 UTC
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Post by JAMaguire
(a) Was Lee Harvey Oswald right-eye dominant or left-eye dominant?
(b) Was Lee Harvey Oswald right-handed or left-handed?
(c) When Lee Harvey Oswald shot a rifle during his stint in the US Marine
Corps, did he do so from the left side (look through the gun sight with
his left eye & pull the trigger with his left hand), or the right side
(look through the gun sight with his right eye & pull the trigger with his
right hand)?
(d) Where did Lee Harvey Oswald land on the distribution histogram of US
Marine Corps riflemen?
https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipOnoPLw_c8ersNg6RbLpxVaY6WWfw3e-gnehhCk
(e) As a radar operator in the US Marine Corps of the late 1950's
(stationed overseas in Japan/Korea), how many hours per week would Lee
Harvey Oswald have been practicing firing a rifle? How would this compare
with other Marines?
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When left handed people bring their hands together
it is often left hand over right, and they are
liable to fold their arms the opposite way to
right handed people.

Oswald shows these traits in some photos.

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Jason Burke
2017-08-07 20:27:06 UTC
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Post by JAMaguire
(a) Was Lee Harvey Oswald right-eye dominant or left-eye dominant?
(b) Was Lee Harvey Oswald right-handed or left-handed?
(c) When Lee Harvey Oswald shot a rifle during his stint in the US Marine
Corps, did he do so from the left side (look through the gun sight with
his left eye & pull the trigger with his left hand), or the right side
(look through the gun sight with his right eye & pull the trigger with his
right hand)?
(d) Where did Lee Harvey Oswald land on the distribution histogram of US
Marine Corps riflemen?
https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipOnoPLw_c8ersNg6RbLpxVaY6WWfw3e-gnehhCk
(e) As a radar operator in the US Marine Corps of the late 1950's
(stationed overseas in Japan/Korea), how many hours per week would Lee
Harvey Oswald have been practicing firing a rifle? How would this compare
with other Marines?
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When left handed people bring their hands together it is often left hand
over right, and they are liable to fold their arms the opposite way to
right handed people.
Oswald shows these traits in some photos.
R
Those photos are all fakes. Or reversed. Or something. Just ask Ralph.
Anthony Marsh
2017-08-07 22:54:14 UTC
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Post by JAMaguire
(a) Was Lee Harvey Oswald right-eye dominant or left-eye dominant?
(b) Was Lee Harvey Oswald right-handed or left-handed?
(c) When Lee Harvey Oswald shot a rifle during his stint in the US Marine
Corps, did he do so from the left side (look through the gun sight with
his left eye & pull the trigger with his left hand), or the right side
(look through the gun sight with his right eye & pull the trigger with his
right hand)?
(d) Where did Lee Harvey Oswald land on the distribution histogram of US
Marine Corps riflemen?
https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipOnoPLw_c8ersNg6RbLpxVaY6WWfw3e-gnehhCk
(e) As a radar operator in the US Marine Corps of the late 1950's
(stationed overseas in Japan/Korea), how many hours per week would Lee
Harvey Oswald have been practicing firing a rifle? How would this compare
with other Marines?
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When left handed people bring their hands together it is often left hand
over right, and they are liable to fold their arms the opposite way to
right handed people.
Oswald shows these traits in some photos.
FYI, many people thought Oswald was left-handed. WHen a left-handed person
signs his name, does he use his left hand or his right hand? What do the
handwriting experts tell us about Oswald's writings?

Didn't his brother Robert confirm he was right-handed? When jumped by the
police in the theater he instinctively grabbed his pistol with his right
hand.
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Jean Davison
2017-08-07 20:32:08 UTC
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On 8/6/2017 7:40 AM, JAMaguire wrote:
Oswald was photographed handing out leaflets with his right hand.


The backyard photos show a holstered pistol on his right hip. Here he's
shown shooting a rifle during Marine training:

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Oswald sometimes wore a watch on his left wrist, typical of right-handed
people.

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Clearly Oswald was right-handed.
John McAdams
2017-08-07 20:35:30 UTC
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Oswald was photographed handing out leaflets with his right hand.
http://youtu.be/SR3yaqV_oU8
The backyard photos show a holstered pistol on his right hip. Here he's
http://www.jfklancer.com/photos/LHO/LHO_training.JPG
Oswald sometimes wore a watch on his left wrist, typical of right-handed
people.
http://www.russianbooks.org/oswald/pix/pavel-lhov011aW.jpg
Clearly Oswald was right-handed.
Well this is a rarity on this newsgroup. Somebody asks for
information.

Another poster provides good information.

Wish we saw more of that.

.John
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http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/home.htm
Anthony Marsh
2017-08-09 02:27:29 UTC
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Post by Jean Davison
Oswald was photographed handing out leaflets with his right hand.
http://youtu.be/SR3yaqV_oU8
The backyard photos show a holstered pistol on his right hip. Here he's
http://www.jfklancer.com/photos/LHO/LHO_training.JPG
Oswald sometimes wore a watch on his left wrist, typical of right-handed
people.
http://www.russianbooks.org/oswald/pix/pavel-lhov011aW.jpg
Clearly Oswald was right-handed.
Well this is a rarity on this newsgroup. Somebody asks for
information.
Another poster provides good information.
Wish we saw more of that.
I think she's written about this before.
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.John
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http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/home.htm
JAMaguire
2017-08-10 18:56:45 UTC
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1. From what I'm getting from other sources, serious riflemen choose their
"side" based on eye-dominance, not handed-ness (there's no big
coordination issue concerning whether the dominant hand holds the barrel
or pulls the trigger). The eye is the key.

2. One or more photos show LHO firing "right".


If these two datum are true, then that makes LHO's (alleged) marksmanship
on 22 NOV 1963 ten times more amazing than it would be just based on the
shortcomings of the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle. Given the angle which that
side of the school book depository makes with respect to the limousine in
it's position at the time of attack, the optimum choice would be to have a
left shooter (left eye dominant, left hand pulls trigger) in that window.
A right-shooter (LHO) would have to hang his upper torso out of the window
at an incredibly awkward angle just to get shots away, let alone hit his
target 2 out of 3 times in less than 6 seconds.

What about all those "Dealey Plaza shooting tests" I heard they did using
expert marksmen? Were those marksmen left-shooters, right-shooters, or a
mixture of both? Did the accuracies achieved skew toward favoring one side
or the other?

Hasn't at least one of the assassination books done a deep dive into this
issue?
Jason Burke
2017-08-11 00:56:00 UTC
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1. From what I'm getting from other sources, serious riflemen choose their
"side" based on eye-dominance, not handed-ness (there's no big
coordination issue concerning whether the dominant hand holds the barrel
or pulls the trigger). The eye is the key.
2. One or more photos show LHO firing "right".
If these two datum are true, then that makes LHO's (alleged) marksmanship
on 22 NOV 1963 ten times more amazing than it would be just based on the
The shot wasn't "amazing" at all. And let's face it, he (or if you want
to dream of fairies and boogeymen, SOMEONE,) made those shots.
Post by JAMaguire
shortcomings of the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle. Given the angle which that
side of the school book depository makes with respect to the limousine in
it's position at the time of attack, the optimum choice would be to have a
left shooter (left eye dominant, left hand pulls trigger) in that window.
A right-shooter (LHO) would have to hang his upper torso out of the window
at an incredibly awkward angle just to get shots away, let alone hit his
target 2 out of 3 times in less than 6 seconds.
What about all those "Dealey Plaza shooting tests" I heard they did using
expert marksmen? Were those marksmen left-shooters, right-shooters, or a
mixture of both? Did the accuracies achieved skew toward favoring one side
or the other?
Hasn't at least one of the assassination books done a deep dive into this
issue?
Anthony Marsh
2017-08-12 00:30:16 UTC
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Post by JAMaguire
1. From what I'm getting from other sources, serious riflemen choose their
"side" based on eye-dominance, not handed-ness (there's no big
coordination issue concerning whether the dominant hand holds the barrel
or pulls the trigger). The eye is the key.
2. One or more photos show LHO firing "right".
If these two datum are true, then that makes LHO's (alleged) marksmanship
on 22 NOV 1963 ten times more amazing than it would be just based on the
The shot wasn't "amazing" at all. And let's face it, he (or if you want
to dream of fairies and boogeymen, SOMEONE,) made those shots.
Which shots? How about the alleged miss. Where did that go?
Maybe you only imagined it.
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Post by JAMaguire
shortcomings of the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle. Given the angle which that
side of the school book depository makes with respect to the limousine in
it's position at the time of attack, the optimum choice would be to have a
left shooter (left eye dominant, left hand pulls trigger) in that window.
A right-shooter (LHO) would have to hang his upper torso out of the window
at an incredibly awkward angle just to get shots away, let alone hit his
target 2 out of 3 times in less than 6 seconds.
What about all those "Dealey Plaza shooting tests" I heard they did using
expert marksmen? Were those marksmen left-shooters, right-shooters, or a
mixture of both? Did the accuracies achieved skew toward favoring one side
or the other?
Hasn't at least one of the assassination books done a deep dive into this
issue?
Anthony Marsh
2017-08-11 13:50:31 UTC
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1. From what I'm getting from other sources, serious riflemen choose their
"side" based on eye-dominance, not handed-ness (there's no big
coordination issue concerning whether the dominant hand holds the barrel
or pulls the trigger). The eye is the key.
Junk.
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2. One or more photos show LHO firing "right".
Sure. Show us ALL the photos.
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If these two datum are true, then that makes LHO's (alleged) marksmanship
One datum. Two data.
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on 22 NOV 1963 ten times more amazing than it would be just based on the
Not amazing at all. One hit out of three shots. The FBI did as well.
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shortcomings of the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle. Given the angle which that
side of the school book depository makes with respect to the limousine in
it's position at the time of attack, the optimum choice would be to have a
left shooter (left eye dominant, left hand pulls trigger) in that window.
Silly.
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A right-shooter (LHO) would have to hang his upper torso out of the window
at an incredibly awkward angle just to get shots away, let alone hit his
target 2 out of 3 times in less than 6 seconds.
Nonsense. Test shooters have shot right handed out of that window. The
problem is the boxes, which can be arranged however the shooter wants
them.
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What about all those "Dealey Plaza shooting tests" I heard they did using
expert marksmen? Were those marksmen left-shooters, right-shooters, or a
Right-handed DPD marksmen. Is there a law that prevents you from looking
up this information in your country? Wanna know how to bypass it?

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mixture of both? Did the accuracies achieved skew toward favoring one side
or the other?
Oswald's rifle shot high and right.
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Hasn't at least one of the assassination books done a deep dive into this
issue?
Some have partially.
claviger
2017-08-11 18:28:50 UTC
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1. From what I'm getting from other sources, serious riflemen choose their
"side" based on eye-dominance, not handed-ness (there's no big
coordination issue concerning whether the dominant hand holds the barrel
or pulls the trigger). The eye is the key.
2. One or more photos show LHO firing "right".
If these two datum are true, then that makes LHO's (alleged) marksmanship
on 22 NOV 1963 ten times more amazing than it would be just based on the
shortcomings of the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle.
What shortcomings?
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Given the angle which that side of the school book depository makes with
respect to the limousine in it's position at the time of attack, the optimum
choice would be to have a left shooter (left eye dominant, left hand pulls
trigger) in that window. A right-shooter (LHO) would have to hang his upper
torso out of the window at an incredibly awkward angle just to get shots away,
let alone hit his target 2 out of 3 times in less than 6 seconds.
What about all those "Dealey Plaza shooting tests" I heard they did using
expert marksmen? Were those marksmen left-shooters, right-shooters, or a
mixture of both? Did the accuracies achieved skew toward favoring one side
or the other?
Hasn't at least one of the assassination books done a deep dive into this
issue?
Is this a joke? LHO passed quals twice shooting right handed. He
qualified at 300 yards with no scope. The shot from the 6th floor window
was inside 100 yards, considered short range by soldiers and hunters.
Anthony Marsh
2017-08-12 15:13:30 UTC
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Post by JAMaguire
1. From what I'm getting from other sources, serious riflemen choose their
"side" based on eye-dominance, not handed-ness (there's no big
coordination issue concerning whether the dominant hand holds the barrel
or pulls the trigger). The eye is the key.
2. One or more photos show LHO firing "right".
If these two datum are true, then that makes LHO's (alleged) marksmanship
on 22 NOV 1963 ten times more amazing than it would be just based on the
shortcomings of the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle.
What shortcomings?
Post by JAMaguire
Given the angle which that side of the school book depository makes with
respect to the limousine in it's position at the time of attack, the optimum
choice would be to have a left shooter (left eye dominant, left hand pulls
trigger) in that window. A right-shooter (LHO) would have to hang his upper
torso out of the window at an incredibly awkward angle just to get shots away,
let alone hit his target 2 out of 3 times in less than 6 seconds.
What about all those "Dealey Plaza shooting tests" I heard they did using
expert marksmen? Were those marksmen left-shooters, right-shooters, or a
mixture of both? Did the accuracies achieved skew toward favoring one side
or the other?
Hasn't at least one of the assassination books done a deep dive into this
issue?
Is this a joke? LHO passed quals twice shooting right handed. He
qualified at 300 yards with no scope. The shot from the 6th floor window
was inside 100 yards, considered short range by soldiers and hunters.
Different rifle. How could Oswald miss Walker at only 120 feet?
Short range IS the problem because he can't change the sights for a
closer distance than it was zeroed in for.

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claviger
2017-08-07 22:45:05 UTC
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Post by JAMaguire
(a) Was Lee Harvey Oswald right-eye dominant or left-eye dominant?
(b) Was Lee Harvey Oswald right-handed or left-handed?
His brother and his wife confirm he was right-handed.
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(c) When Lee Harvey Oswald shot a rifle during his stint in the US Marine
Corps, did he do so from the left side (look through the gun sight with
his left eye & pull the trigger with his left hand), or the right side
(look through the gun sight with his right eye & pull the trigger with his
right hand)?
(d) Where did Lee Harvey Oswald land on the distribution histogram of US
Marine Corps riflemen?
https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipOnoPLw_c8ersNg6RbLpxVaY6WWfw3e-gnehhCk
(e) As a radar operator in the US Marine Corps of the late 1950's
(stationed overseas in Japan/Korea), how many hours per week would Lee
Harvey Oswald have been practicing firing a rifle? How would this compare
with other Marines?
LHO passed 2 quals stateside. Don't know if Marine
duty stations overseas have facilities to hold quals.
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