Lee Harvey Oswald's Handcuffs


Lee Harvey Oswald's Assassination




Inflicts Oswald's fatal wound on wearer





Collected by

Sandy Calecer







Date of Collection

14 March 2016


Origin Edit

Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939-November 24, 1963) was the gunman who, on November 22 1963, assassinated United States president John F. Kennedy. While sitting in his car making a public appearance in Dallas, Texas, to support his 1964 reelection campaign, JFK was shot first in the back and then fatally in the head. A man matching Oswald's description was pegged as the killer.

Less than an hour later, Dallas Patrolman J.D. Tippit approached a roadside Oswald in his squad car. After exiting the car, Tippit was shot and killed. Oswald, fleeing the scene, hid in the nearby Texas Theatre and was soon found after the ticket clerk for the theatre phoned the police. Originally arrested for his involvement in the murder of Tippit, Oswald was soon identified as the rifleman who shot the Kennedy not two hours prior, and formally arraigned for the crime at 1:30 the next morning.

On Sunday, November 24th, upon the conclusion of immediate Dallas Police interrogations, Oswald was being moved from the police headquarters to the nearby county jail. Somehow this information was leaked to the media, and a sizable crowd of reporters, some with TV cameras, had flocked to the area. While being led through the basement of the building to an armored car, Dallas nightclub operator Jack Ruby stepped from the crowd, yelled "You killed the president, you rat!" and fatally shot Oswald in the abdomen. Oswald was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead a few hours after arriving. Thus, this was the first known human murder to have occurred on live TV.

Effects Edit

Worn when he was shot, Oswald's handcuffs absorbed the shock of an entire nation watching the first live human murder. Wearing the handcuffs will cause them to suffer a wound exactly like Oswald's, damaging their spleen, stomach, aorta, vena cava, kidney, liver, diaphragm, and eleventh rib.

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