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'''Newtown''', Connecticut, is a wealthy small town that was the location of the massacre of 26 people, 18 of them young children, by a [[video game]] player at a public elementary school. The massacre was used by [[liberal]]s to push for [[gun control]].
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'''Newtown''', Connecticut, is a wealthy small town where 26 people were massacred on 14 December 2012 by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, a [[video game]] player. 20 of the victims were young children, gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School where Lanza's mother volunteered. The massacre was used by [[liberal]]s to push for [[gun control]].
  
 
U.S. Senator from [[West Virginia]] [[Joe Manchin]] supported legislation to establish universal background checks across the nation. He pushed it immediately after the Sandy Hook massacre, even though even he admitted that the legislation would not have stopped the massacre, considering the shooter stole the weapons he used.<ref name="Hawkins">Hawkins, Awr (April 21, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/21/joe-manchin-trump-fortitude-make-senate-pass-gun-control/ Joe Manchin: Trump Has the ‘Fortitude’ to Make Senate Pass Gun Control]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 22, 2017.</ref> Background checks have been shown to be ineffective in preventing other shootings as well.<ref name="Hawkins"/>
 
U.S. Senator from [[West Virginia]] [[Joe Manchin]] supported legislation to establish universal background checks across the nation. He pushed it immediately after the Sandy Hook massacre, even though even he admitted that the legislation would not have stopped the massacre, considering the shooter stole the weapons he used.<ref name="Hawkins">Hawkins, Awr (April 21, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/21/joe-manchin-trump-fortitude-make-senate-pass-gun-control/ Joe Manchin: Trump Has the ‘Fortitude’ to Make Senate Pass Gun Control]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 22, 2017.</ref> Background checks have been shown to be ineffective in preventing other shootings as well.<ref name="Hawkins"/>
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[[Alex Jones]] has promoted [[conspiracy theory|conspiracy theories]] claiming the massacre was a hoax. Bereaved families have been subjected to online abuse and death threats from "activists" claiming they were actors in a government false flag operation. The town committee is considering a written appeal to [[President Trump]] asking him to speak out against the conspiracy theorists.<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-39194035#AlexJones Sandy Hook to Trump: 'Help us stop conspiracy theorists']. ''BBC News''. Retrieved June 14, 2017</ref>
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 18:40, 13 June 2017

Newtown, Connecticut, is a wealthy small town where 26 people were massacred on 14 December 2012 by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, a video game player. 20 of the victims were young children, gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School where Lanza's mother volunteered. The massacre was used by liberals to push for gun control.

U.S. Senator from West Virginia Joe Manchin supported legislation to establish universal background checks across the nation. He pushed it immediately after the Sandy Hook massacre, even though even he admitted that the legislation would not have stopped the massacre, considering the shooter stole the weapons he used.[1] Background checks have been shown to be ineffective in preventing other shootings as well.[1]

Alex Jones has promoted conspiracy theories claiming the massacre was a hoax. Bereaved families have been subjected to online abuse and death threats from "activists" claiming they were actors in a government false flag operation. The town committee is considering a written appeal to President Trump asking him to speak out against the conspiracy theorists.[2]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hawkins, Awr (April 21, 2017). Joe Manchin: Trump Has the ‘Fortitude’ to Make Senate Pass Gun Control. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  2. Sandy Hook to Trump: 'Help us stop conspiracy theorists'. BBC News. Retrieved June 14, 2017