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The Friday Slatest: Oregon Sheriff Is Gun Control Opponent Who Posted Sandy Hook Truther Video

The Friday Slatest: Oregon Sheriff Is Gun Control Opponent Who Posted Sandy Hook Truther Video

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Oct. 2 2015 3:23 PM

The Friday Slatest: Oregon Sheriff Is Gun Control Opponent Who Posted Sandy Hook Truther Video

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Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin at a Thursday press conference in Roseburg, Oregon.

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Hello, Slatest readers.

Details continued to emerge Friday about the massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

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  • Shooter Chris Harper Mercer reportedly targeted Christians during the shooting and had expressed a dislike of "organized religion" in an online profile.
  • Sheriff John Hanlin, who helped supervise the response to the killings, was reported to have sent a letter to Joe Biden asserting that gun control would not prevent mass murders and to have approvingly posted a Sandy Hook conspiracy video on Facebook.
  • Meanwhile, some argued dubiously that information about Mercer should not be disseminated so as to not encourage similar attackers.

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