Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Marie Muchmore Film

As in the Zapruder film, for a split second a thin trail of gray-white gun smoke can be detected above President Kennedy's head immediately after the fatal shot (film repeats - observe gun smoke at 0:02, 0:09, 0:15-16, 0:21 & 0:29).

Bullets don't create smoke - burning gunpowder exiting gun barrels does. Two factors increasing the amount of gun smoke is how dirty the powder burns and if there is an opening for air to enter the barrel after the shot is fired. Interestingly, revolvers such as the .38 snub nose revolver issued to Secret Service agents have a gap between the cylinder and the barrel and would allow for air to enter. They are also easy to conceal.