A prominent gun-control advocate is calling for the resignation of the Oregon sheriff leading the investigation into the recent (Umpqua Community College mass shootings), who he labeled a pro-gun “conspiracy theorist.” Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin ruffled feathers after it came to light that he sent Vice President Joe Biden a letter in January 2013, threatening to not enforce stronger gun laws. According to reports, Hanlin also posted a conspiracy video on his Facebook page suggesting the government was behind the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting as well as the 9/11 terrorist attacks in a coordinated effort to “disarm the public.” He later distanced himself from the video and denied claims he is a conspiracy theorist. This has enraged gun-control activists/The Hill. More here.
Question: I think this is a lousy time for gun-control activisits to be making a political statement about the sheriff who's in the middle of an investigation into the mass murder at Umpqua Community College last week. What do you think?