Tonight, Linda and I watched this old film noir, Cry Danger, starring Dick Powell. Goes back to 1951. I like those old movies.
It's about a guy who has just been released from prison, having been convicted for a robbery in which he was betrayed by his accomplices. Now, he's out for revenge- and his share of the loot which was never recovered.
In this scene, somebody was shooting at him, so he took his gun out. Then, this other guy comes along who thinks Dick Powell is the one who did the shooting. And to quickly disabuse the guy of that notion, Powell orders him to smell his gun.
My question is: How come nobody reported Oswald's gun stinking in the theater? I have a Smith and Wesson revolver that I shoot at the firing range, and I don't even have to hold it up to my nose to smell it. After it's been fired, it stinks. And it continues stinking until I clean the gun.
None of the patrons at the Texas Theater, several of whom Oswald sat directly next to, reported his gun stinking. None of the cops in the Texas Theater who were grappling with Oswald reported his gun stinking. And none of the cops at City Hall who handled the gun afterwards and entered it into evidence reported the gun stinking. No one made a notation:"smells of having been fired."
You can't tell me that holding the barrel up to your nose that it wouldn't have a smell, and you also can't tell me that policemen wouldn't know to do that.