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Gun-control activist attacks sheriff

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?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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