magic bullet theory
The magic bullet theory is a posit argued ad infinitum* regarding a bullet—Warren Commission Exhibit 399—that was found at President John F Kennedy’s assassination which allegedly struck both JFK and Governor Connally.
Note: In the US, the proposal that the John F Kennedy assassination was a government conspiracy, while virtually devoid of scientific facts and supporters in the forensic science community, has become an entertainment industry a sui generis that no longer needs facts for self-perpetuation. Proponents of the JFK assassination-as-conspiracy theory have suggested that bullet 399 was pristine and could not have performed the seemingly magical feat of entering 2 men (as concluded by the Warren Commission). Rifle range simulations firing 6.5-mm Western Cartridge Company bullets from Lee Harvey Oswald’s Mannlicher-Carcano firearm at gelatin-filled skulls resulted in slug deformations and projected trajectories similar to that pieced together by forensic experts of the Warren Commission.
Synonym Single bullet theory
*et ad absurdum et ad nauseam