Daniel Borgström served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Kennedy years.
He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and writes on various topics including travel, history, and struggles against corporate dominance. Daniel is a member of the KPFA local station board.
He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
So maybe Oswald really did shoot JFK with an old Italian army rifle—that now-famous Carcano. But I seriously doubt it. I just can't picture a Marine Corps-trained rifleman selecting such a weapon to shoot anybody.
That is because Italian weapons of the World War II era had a lousy reputation...