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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?

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