Forget what you’ve heard about the infamous grassy knoll or other conspiracy theories made popular from the stellar 1991 film “JFK.” On Sunday night the Reelz Channel premiered a two-hour docudrama titled “JFK: The Smoking Gun.” It presented new light on an obscure theory made public from a 1992 book. This will be just one of countless documentaries airing on Reelz, as well as other cable and major television networks. The Kennedy assassination which happened 50 years ago later this month will likely never be solved. It still remains as the greatest mystery in American history. Instead, we’ll simply hear one compelling case after another for decades to come.
One such researcher named Colin McLaren, billed as Australia’s greatest detective for his successful sting operation into organized crime Down Under, was the focus of this JFK documentary. His book titled the same as the Reelz docudrama was first inspired by another book “Mortal Error” first published in 1992. Author Bonar Menninger details the 25 years of research from firearm and ballistic expert Howard Donahue. It was Donahue who painstakingly gathered and presented ballistic studies, Warren Commission testimonies, and eyewitness statements into the book. “Mortal Error” was not the surprise revelation everyone thought it would be. His theory laid to rest in obscurity until McLaren stepped in. Donahue passed away in 1999.
What is most impressive are the spot on re-enactments from 1963 and into the 1960s and beyond. There is a lot of extraordinary evidence one cannot deny. Yet the concluding theory is unlike anything one has read online or heard throughout the years. To find out what their conclusion is in “JFK: The Smoking Gun” you need to watch it. Otherwise, it sounds too ludicrous if told outright. The good news is this documentary will be available for rebroadcast throughout the month of November.