Editor says, what if Raefer Johnson had disarmed Sirhan Sirhan before he could fire the gun? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Unknown Speaker: "President Kennedy has survived an assassination attempt. I am right here Raefer Johnson has a hold of a man who apparently tried to fire a shot".
Andrew West: "He has still has the gun, the gun is pointed at me at this moment. I hope they can get the gun out of his hand. Be very careful! Get the gun, get the gun, get the gun. Look, stay away from the gun. Stay away from the gun. His hand is frozen. Get his thumb, Get his thumb, Get his thumb. Get the whole of his thumb and break it if you have to, get his fast. Get away from the barrel, get away from the barrel, man! That's it Raefer, get it! Get the gun Raefer".
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Editor says, in this article we explore a suggestion received with thanks from guest historian Amnah Khan. We also examine the ideas proposed in Tim Stanley's excellent article "The passing of a dynasty: the careers of the three Kennedy brothers defined the politics of America in the 1960s, a decade that began amid vigour and optimism and ended in scandal and cynicism. Yet still they fascinate" published in the November 2009 Edition of History Today Magazine. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.