Today is the 40th Anniversary of the Kent State shooting. An interesting article in the Washington Times hints at a new angle:
“Now largely forgotten, the torching of the ROTC building was the true precursor to the killings at Kent State because it triggered the deployment of the National Guard to the fevered campus.
“That deployment climaxed in bloodshed on the afternoon of May 4, 1970, with the guardsmen, clad in gas masks and confronted by angry, rock-throwing students, firing their M-1 rifles 67 times in 13 seconds, killing Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Knox Schroeder…
“Yet the declassified FBI files show the FBI already had developed credible evidence suggesting that there was indeed a sniper and that one or more shots may have been fired at the guardsmen first.”
Now, as for me, I’ve always thought that the true tragedy at Kent State was atrocious marksmanship. 67 shots from M1 rifles *should* have equaled 67 hits. But that’s just my opinion.