Conspiracy Theorists Go Too Far by Questioning Truth of Tragedy

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Conspiracy Theorists Go Too Far by Questioning Truth of Tragedy

By Katie Akers

Staff Writer

Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

On December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza went into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and took 26 innocent lives before he took his own. There’s nothing in this world like getting a chilling call from the police saying there was a shooting at your child’s elementary school, especially with no details saying if your child was safe and unharmed. The parents of 20 young children had to stand outside Sandy Hook Elementary school in hopes that their child would come out and they’d be reunited.

Twenty parents received the horrific news that their children were deceased in the school, and that the man responsible was now deceased himself. The parents of 20 children and six adults now had to spend Christmas grieving, knowing they would not be able to spend time with their children, and would instead be burying them during such a festive time of year.

But America wouldn’t be America without its conspiracy theorists, would it?

Just about a month after the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, conspiracy theorists started stepping forward with ludicrous ideas such as: the government planned the shooting so that they could impose new gun laws, or that one victim supposedly had her picture taken with President Obama. America prides itself on being a free country and many people never let us forget that; however, saying these horrible things and trying to fish for something that isn’t there is an insult to the victims’ families.

The most popular conspiracy theory is that the government wanted to impose new gun laws, but needed an event that could spark such a movement. It’s obvious that such a shooting would cause the tightening of gun laws, but a journalist for Yahoo! News Benjamin Radford said, “Shootings—even child murders—happen every day, several times a day, in America. According to UNICEF, America has the worst record of child abuse and homicide in the industrialized world, with an average of 27 children killed every week by their parents and caregivers. But those child murders don’t have implications for enacting a national policy on gun control.” Radford clearly points out that yes, children do die tragically and it’s clearly not their time to pass on.

However, the thought process of conspiracy theorists is this: why didn’t we implicate a gun control act when there was a rise in children being murdered? We do have a law for people who kill their children; we send them to jail, after a trial of course, where they serve a life sentence for doing the unthinkable.

You would think the answer to the question of why gun control was not enforced earlier is obvious, but people can be oblivious. The parents that kill their children don’t go out and open fire on other children in elementary schools. The parents that killed their children clearly have some underlying problem from their own childhood that was never addressed, but they didn’t go out and kill 20 other children and six adults like Lanza did….

via Conspiracy theorists go too far by questioning truth of tragedy – Viewpoint – Le Provocateur.

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