Debunking Sandy Hook Conspiracies
Shame on me for being shocked, you’d think I would have seen this coming, but there are people who actually think the Sandy Hook shooting was a conspiracy. Yeah, I know. It’s hard to fathom. These so-called “Sandy Hook Truthers” believe Adam Lanza did not open fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary and fatally shoot 26 women and children (after he had already shot and killed his mother) like the news media reported. They think there were either more shooters, fewer children died, the parents were actors, or it didn’t happen at all.
These truthers spew meaningless observations like “if you look at the shooting logically a lot of things don’t make sense.” Then they ask some rhetorical question and tell you it’s “evidence.” I usually give conspiracy theorists the benefit of the doubt because they make us think. But this time they’ve reached a new low. Nonetheless, I’ll begrudgingly add credence to their despicable theories by debunking them.
Sandy Hook Truther: “Parents weren’t grieving enough and are therefore actors.”
RESPONSE: All you have to do is take one college psych class to know that people grieve differently. Also, how does anyone know how every parent grieved? A few videos shot by a news crews are conclusive of nothing. Another way people grieve is by devising ridiculous and insensitive conspiracy theories that explain the senseless slaughter of 27 human beings.
Sandy Hook Truther: “This was a false flag event to earn popular support for gun control.”
RESPONSE:According to gun haters, people are getting killed by bullets every second. Why would they need to manufacture a shooting? Furthermore, if Adam Lanza had been part of the conspiracy, they would have made him a card-carrying member of the Tea Party, a Christian fundamentalist, and Fox News watcher.
Sandy Hook Truther: “The Obama Administration orchestrated the shooting to enact gun control laws.”
RESPONSE: All that will happen is a law or two will be passed, or an executive order will get signed, that will make it a bit harder to get a gun or lower the size of ammo clips. The government is not going to do anything more drastic that that. Guns aren’t going anywhere. Democrats will use the crisis to score some points with their base and maybe win over some wimpy independents. That’s very little gain for such a complicated and costly conspiracy.
I think Obama is the worst president of all-time. Yet, I’m 100 percent certain that there is no way he would ever okay the murder of 20 children or their pretend murders. To insinuate his involvement in this massacre is an insult of the greatest magnitude. I doubt anyone, even harden criminals or tyrannical dictators, would sanction a horror like the Sandy Hook shooting. The only people who would even think about slaying school children are the mentally insane, like Adam Lanza.
“There were early reports [Peter Lanza] was killed, and that is an impossibility, that such a thing would be randomly falsely reported. So, there has to be an unseen hand (unnamed law enforcement officials) feeding disinformation and misinformation, maybe to form an incomprehensible web to dissuade or confuse investigations?” – Jay Johnson, SandyHookHoax.com
RESPONSE: Hate to break it to you but the news media ain’t what it used to be. The days of Edwin R. Murrow sucking down a pack of cigarettes while breaking a legitimate news story are long gone. The news media doesn’t have the brains of 60 Minutes they have the brains of the Today show. I’ve worked in the news media, and no offense to them, but they’re not geniuses. They get things wrong all the time. They do so because they’d rather be wrong and report it first than be right and report it last.
Sandy Hook Truther: “Gene Rosen, the man who sheltered six kids escaping the shooting, is an actor.”
RESPONSE: He’s not an actor he’s a psychologist. There is a “Gene Rosen” in SAG but he’s seven years younger. Why would they hire a SAG actor anyway? Why include this guy in a hoax in the first place? It makes no sense. By the way, Rosen is currently being harassed by Sandy Hook Truthers. The producer of a YouTube video called “The Sandy Hook Shooting – Fully Exposed” refused to give his name to an interviewer because he was concerned for his safety. Of course, he or she wasn’t referring to a someone punching him in the mouth for being an insensitive douche bag but the men in black suits.
Sandy Hook Truther: “Adam Lanza’s father was about to testify in a banking scandal and this was a distraction.”
RESPONSE: So because of the Sandy Hook shooting the judge will all of a sudden forget the details of the case and throw it out of court? Who pays attention to banking scandals in the first place? I mean besides the overall gist of the scandal? Unless you’re one of the 113 people in the world who actually knows how the banking industry works you’ll be distracted from a bank scandal by dangling keys.
Sandy Hook Truther: “Peter Lanza is reportedly an executive with GE, which is locally into genetic research and closely tied to the Obama regime.”
RESPONSE: GE is one of the largest companies on Earth. They research everything, probably have a boatload of executives, and most assuredly gave millions of dollars to the Obama campaign (which to GE is petty cash). Also, what does this have to do with anything? Is this supposed to make Peter Lanza some player who has the contacts to pull off a conspiracy of this magnitude?
Sandy Hook Truther: “The Sandy Hook Shooting was a cover-up for the murder of Adam Lanza’s mother who was costing his father a lot of money.”
RESPONSE: This is my favorite. This is like burning the house to cover-up spilled milk or robbing a bank to cover-up a jaywalking ticket. Do these conspiracy theorists even listen to themselves?