Jeez, the evil of these people…

Washington Post

“In the week after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 students and staff members and renewing calls for gun control, the National Rifle Association fell silent.

But the day after the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting, an NRA training coordinator based at the group’s headquarters in Fairfax City sprang into action behind the scenes. He sought information countering the official version of the grisly, and familiar, events, which involved a lone gunman and a legally purchased firearm.

For support, he turned to Wolfgang Halbig, a conspiracy theorist intent on proving that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 26 students and staff members dead in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, was a hoax.

“You have included me with a lot of Information since the Sandy Hook Incident and I do appreciate it very much,” the NRA coordinator, Mark Richardson, wrote on Feb. 15, 2018, according to emails published by HuffPost on Wednesday. “Concerning what happened in Florida yesterday, I have been asking the question and no one else seems to be asking it.”

….The subject line of his (Halbig’s) emailed response included, in all caps, the name Avielle Richman, one of the 20 students killed in Newtown. For years, Halbig has accused Richman’s parents of falsifying the first-grade girl’s death, writing on his website that their intention was “to steal money from hard-working Americans.”

Jeremy Richman, her father, a neuroscientist who had founded the Avielle Foundation in his daughter’s name, died in an apparent suicide on Monday, following the apparent suicides of two teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting.”

Decent gun owners who are still in the NRA really need to rethink their pact with the devil.

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4 Comments on "NRA Officer Enlisted Help of Sandy Hook Truther to Counter Parkland Shooting Bad Publicity."

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Anastasia P
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The NRA has certainly done its best to make the words “decent gun owner” laughable to many people. I’m glad that the way it’s hurting its own cause finally seems to be catching up with it.

Denis Elliott
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The NRA has for most of my life (early sixties) claimed two to three million members, although in more recent times (the Obama years) they’ve claimed higher. Regardless, even under their own numbers the majority of gun owners have NOT been members of the NRA. You’d think that would tell them something. Now, they are (again) in financial trouble. I really, really hope that the Butina case leads to federal charges against them for laundering Russian money into our elections. Wouldn’t it be great to see them go bankrupt and have Lapierre & others go to prison for a while?
Anastasia P
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If we’re going to take guns away from mentally unstable people, I’d start with Wayne LaPierre and Ted Nugent.

Rita Tecoma
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We really do have some sick people in this country …