By AATTP Guest Contributor Gina Estelle
Are you seriously sharing this manufactured hyperbole? That was my first response to the viral
Sandy Hook Fully Exposed Video that’s been making the rounds. I was only 5 minutes in and
found several false assumptions and inaccuracies. There were 3 guns on Lanza (Bushmaster
rifle, a Glock 10 mm and a Sig Sauer 9 mm) and a shot gun capable of holding 20 rounds still in
the car. Even the gun graphic at 4:00 provides the incorrect guns used. He shot himself with the
handgun. The Bushmaster rifle was used to kill the children. http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/18/us/
connecticut-lanza-guns/index.html Read about a child named Noah Pozner who had 11 bullets in
his body and was buried without one of his hands and his jaw missing. Read about the multiple
eye witnesses who said a man came in with a big long gun. Yes, the Bushmaster did that damage
This should’ve been everyone’s first warning sign that the Fully Exposed video was a fraud.
At the very beginning at the 0:18 mark, the text reads, “a lone gunman enter the school
around 8:40am.” Not true, he entered the building at about 9:30am. The doors would’ve
still been unlocked at 8:40, meaning he wouldn’t have had to shoot the glass to get in and
students would’ve still be arriving. The schedule for Sandy Hook elementary is 9:10 Pledge of
Allegiance, 9:15 outside doors locked. That’s extremely poor investigative skills right off the bat.
The “other shooters” were never confirmed and were a part of the media chaos and precautions
taken by police to assure people found in the area at the time of the shooting were not involved.
No one was ever arrested. He was cleared by police. That is why “the other shooter” was seen
in the front seat of a police vehicle, not back. His name is Chris Manfredonia and his 6-year-
old daughter attends Sandy Hook. Multiple reports confirm that he was “heading there Friday
morning to help make gingerbread houses with first-graders when he heard popping sounds and
smelled sulfur. He ran around the school trying to reach his daughter and was briefly handcuffed
by police. He later found his child, who had been locked in a small room with a teacher.” http://
From there, the video questions, “wouldn’t frantic kids be difficult for Lanza to hit?” Really-
not at all, when they’re piled into corners, bathrooms and closets hitting a child isn’t hard. Their
only exit was blocked. They were easy targets for the most part even though some did escape by
running. But isn’t that one of the pro-gun talking points that gun-free zones create sitting ducks?
There are your ducks. Police didn’t arrive on the scene for 20 whole minutes from the first 911
call. From the knowledge gathered from the 4:00 mark in this video and my own research, it
appears the handguns can shoot 5 bullets per second and the Bushmaster has the capacity to
fire 800 bullets per minute. 20 minutes, 150 rounds of ammo from guns aimed at kids huddled
together mere feet away, not that hard at all to explain. Lanza also wore earplugs, probably a
habit carried over from being at gun ranges with his doomsday prepper mom. It doesn’t take a
skilled marksman when that many bullets are spraying that fast in such a small close range area.
The video refers to autistic people as psychos … real nice, implying they would have sub-par
intellect, skill and violent tendencies. There is absolutely NO link to murder and this kind of
violence to autism. Secondly, they assume that would make him a bad shot. Quite the contrary,
if one knows anything about autism, they would know they can be highly intelligent and
meticulous, some or pure geniuses. Especially, Asperger teens like Lanza who spent plenty of
time at shooting ranges with his mother and playing video games, which have been proven to
increase a child’s hand-eye coordination by scientist.
Moving right along, onto Robbie Parker the father of a slain child. It’s a disgusting allegation
that he was faking. Speak to grief counselors and tell me how they describe mourning parents.
Everyone mourns differently and the process can exhibits different responses at different phases.
Why anyone would take this video creator’s amateur psych commentary serious is beyond me.
The video shows other parents, at the 14:50 mark with the McDonald family, who are talking
about the good times with their child including special memories and their faces light up, no
sound is provided I wonder why. Look up the real videos. Better yet, go here and read more
words from a distraught heartbroken parent. https://www.facebook.com/RememberingAna?
ref=ts&fref=ts These people lost their hearts that day, now you need video proof of their tears?
Robbie Parker didn’t create the FB page as it CLEARLY states. Then there’s the hilarious claim
that there can be only one Robert Parker living in Newtown and he’s 57 years old. There are
nearly 5 MILLION people named ‘Robert Parker’ in the US! http://howmanyofme.com/search/
Also, around the 11:00 mark the picture that is supposedly Emilie Parker with the President,
is her younger sister! Kids grow and their younger siblings get their clothes, especially the
clothes of their dead big sisters. Her sister was barely a year younger than her and all 3 of the
Parker girls look so much alike. They say the family photo was taken the same day when it
obviously was not. All of the girls are bigger now than in that family photo. If you look at the
hair length of her mother in the family picture you will see it is much longer in the Obama
picture. The family photo in question is from last year. Here are tons of photos from the family,
even ones from the family shoot where Emilie is wearing the dress that her little sister is now
wearing in the photo with the president. Her outfit is not even completely the same. Her little
sister is wearing her dress, but with different colored stockings and shoes. So, they made her
change her stockings and shoes, but that’s all? That seems like a stretch. For all the disbelievers,
please view these photos and stop with the nonsense. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?
The story from Gene Rosen checks out. Eugene Rosen is 69 years old, not 62 like some
conspiracy links say when trying to defend the claim that he is a member of SAG. He is not. The
man is a retired psychologist, who worked at the Fairfield Hills Hospital. Check into it yourself
or provide solid evidence. Students were reported running past Lanza from Miss Soto’s class.
5 of the 16 kids in her class were slain, not all. The bus driver probably did drop them off at
the Fire Dept. The loud man was likely a volunteer fire fighter. They were at the edge of his
driveway which is connected to the fire & rescue station. He likely had a relationship with the
Fire & Rescue station personal due to the proximity of his home. During the shooting, I’m sure
all of them were already at the scene assisting rescue and you can see the fire trucks all at the
scene in video footage. And obviously he did notify police since parents picked children up at
his house. There are more interviews of him to verify the rest of his story besides this 2 minute
interview. He took them in because he is a retired psychologist and likely felt comfortable and
eager to do so.
The medical examiner video criticism is lame. He examines dead bodies for a living; he is not a
professional speaker. They can’t all be Cyril Wecht. He doesn’t owe the media anything. Don’t
you suppose working with dead bodies for years could make a person a little hardened?
The 20:00 mark shows slowed down video from the shooting that was taken much later in the
day than the speaker is trying to make you believe. I believe hours later. There is earlier footage
that conflicts his claim. There were no ambulances at the school at that time because of that
reason, but there were ambulances at the fire & rescue station at the end of the school driveway.
There is earlier footage available with ambulances present closer to the actual school building.
Now, why would you need an ambulance for people who died hours ago? Adam Lanza tried to
make sure each was riddled with enough lead to confirm their death upon immediate inspection
by emergency personnel. Each victim had at least 3 bullets in them. The slain remained in the
building into the evening. Hundreds of parents had already arrived in this shot. There was a sole
survivor, the vice principal who was wounded and we will probably hear more from her.
As far as the dates being off for searches on Google, that’s been easily explained. If you use a
date-restricted search of a subject it can pull up many stories being posted beforehand. The dates
prepended to Google search result entries are imprecise and do not always accurately reflect
the date on which the referenced material first appeared on the web. Try it with a story you are
positive is true and enter a date range.
Now, do you honestly believe this is a hoax? No one is dead? An inside job? That’s ludicrous
and easily defunct. Are we to believe that, in such a small town, all the victims and their families
were plants from outside, actors who no one had ever seen before and had given up the children
they love? If no one knew any of the victims, wouldn’t this have come out? Look up Hartford
Courant, Waterbury Republican local CT newspapers for pictures of funerals and better footage.
Look at the funeral masses that were covered in the news. So all that is fake & actors too??
Maybe this video creator won’t believe in mass shooting until he or a loved one is victim to one.
Why should it take that? I think we should just start showing dead bodies of 6 and 7 year olds for
this to really sink in. Let’s also show the 530 dead kids in Chicago from gun violence during the
last 4 years too! Or any of the 5,740 dead American children from 2008-2009. For people to post
this for the grieving parents to see is absolutely disgusting to me. Why is it easy for some people
to believe that this was an inside job in a plot to repeal the 2nd amendment when that still hasn’t
been proposed by our Commander in Chief? Didn’t he just have 4 years to do that?
Another theory I heard was that Sandy Hook was a plot by the NRA to instill fear and paranoia
amongst gun owners in order to garner financial support. Some people find that more
believable. 1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV), 10 – “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with
many griefs.” This past week, the NRA reported to having 100,000 new members since the
Newtown shooting. That’s between $3.5 to $100 million dollars in pure revenue in less than
a month to them depending on the membership level (a year for $35/a lifetime for $1000). No
one has financially benefited more than the $12-billion-a-year gun industry of manufacturers
and retailers since this awful massacre. When will people realize the NRA is just a front for
the manufactures/sellers to drive sales, even if it’s through insane fear-mongering? They stand
behind guns makers and sellers, not gun owners. Research what these manufacturers gift to
the NRA a year. The NRA spent $17.4 million lobbying last year’s election alone, mostly
unsuccessfully. Just look at the drastic increase in sales and memberships after every single mass
shooting. The industry has learned that the more controversy there is about guns, the more guns
sell, whether it’s a legitimate controversy over a bill, or a trumped-up one like, ‘Obama’s been
re-elected, they’re going to take away our guns.’
Personally, I find both theories completely atrocious. Ones emotions can play on ones ability to
logically debate these theories. The Sandy Hook Fully Exposed video is the worst of the worst. I
don’t believe the current administration was in on it at all, nor do I believe the NRA was. I think
they’re both using the shock value of 20 dead innocent (mostly white) children to bring about the
change they want. Final verdict – this is a bunch of malarkey. The media has helped produce and
sustain our gross obsession with “breaking news” and some conspiracy theorists, like the ones
behind the Sandy Hook Fully Exposed video, know how to manipulate that obsession and play
us like fools.
Gina can reached at [email protected]