The newest whackjob gun nut conspiracy theory I’ve seen floated a couple places (including by some on my facebook feed) is based on this initial inaccurate report:
The paranoid set is seizing upon this and generally suggesting (some more openly than others) that the gunman really did use handguns, and the reports of the Bushmaster being found in a car are accurate. What happened was that the rifle was then planted by the shooter’s body to help bring about the UN dream of disarming the entire country.
In order to believe this theory, you have to accept several things. First, every one of the dozens and dozens of Law Enforcement Officers and rescue officials who responded to the scene, which included folks from the Newton Police, police from surrounding communities, the Connecticut State Police, and the FBI, as well as who knows how many Paramedics and EMT’s, all are in on the fix.
Second, you have to believe that not one of the approximately 5000 cameras on the scene caught the police taking the rifle out of the car and calmly walking into the school to place the weapon. Not eyewitness of all the people there is coming forward to say this happened.
Finally, you have to believe that the multiple medical examiners, all with years of experience, lied about the type of rounds found in the body.
It’s absurd, but these frothing nutters will throw Occam the middle finger once again and refuse to accept that the initial reports were… wrong. Just like they were wrong about a host of things. It’s the same thing with Benghazi. No one intentionally misled anyone, they initial reports were just wrong. Look at all the things that were wrong in the Sandy Hook reporting, and that was right here in the United States.
And why is it that the people who always say the government can never do anything right are always the first ones to suggest massive successful government cover-ups?