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  •  Some on the right are claiming Lanza didn't (0+ / 0-)

    use at AR-15 in his attack. Cops found it in his trunk after the attack.

    Accounts that he did use an AR-15, therefore, are some kind of hoax.

    Would anyone care to comment on this? I haven't found anything about it on snopes.com.

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    by Kimball Cross on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:24:35 PM PST

    •  he had two? (0+ / 0-)

      "Let us never forget that doing the impossible is the history of this nation....It's how we are as Americans...It's how this country was built"- Michelle Obama

      by blueoregon on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:39:53 PM PST

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    •  see the (0+ / 0-)

      link to Snopes up above. It includes that.

      (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

      by PJEvans on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:50:52 PM PST

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    •  Very early reports (2+ / 0-)
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      snowwoman, Calamity Jean

      ... said that they found an AR-15 in his trunk. This turned out to be wrong (like 80% of everything else reported in those first few hours, things like he had killed his father; there was more than one shooter; that it was the "other" brother; that he had killed that brother, too.) Police later clarified that they had found a shotgun in the trunk; he was carrying the AR-15 with him.

      So they're saying the initial, badly botched reports are the gospel truth, and all the later reporting is the "fake" stuff. Which will be news to Lanza's still-living dad and innocent brother, among other people.

      A serious case of not being able to parse good information from bad, which is (obviously) endemic among conspiracy theorists. I was pretty sure this one had already made it to snopes.com, but I guess not?

    •  Lanza did use an AR-15 (2+ / 0-)
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      snowwoman, Bisbonian

      Lanza brought four guns to the Sandy Hook school but only took three guns into the school.  The police found the AR-15 and two handguns in the school.  The gun found in the car was a shotgun.

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