First, there was the debunked conspiracy theory that Lanza didn’t use a Bushmaster AR-15 because it was found in his trunk. Now Wayne LaPierre is telling us that it took upwards of 20 minutes for the police to respond to Sandy Hook, and therefore the kids would’ve been better off if there had been an armed guard at the school.
It’s a total lie.
Fact: The Newtown police station is located approximately two miles from the Sandy Hook Elementary School. There’s no way it would have taken law enforcement 20 minutes to respond to the first 911 calls reporting gunfire at the school. (Local cops could have run from the station and been at the school in less than 20 minutes.)
Fast-acting Newtown officers “made it in under three minutes, arriving in the parking lot while gunfire could still be heard,” according to New York Times interviews with the first responders that day.
The NRA is bordering on being a Sandy Hook Truther organization and the Republican Party (and some Democrats) are lockstep with them. There’s no amount of shame or scorn that would suffice for this madness.