Swagnarok wrote:You're referring to the events in Florida, or something that happened recently in your country?
The only shootings we have in Holland are mostly related to the criminal circuit. School violence isn't common.
So yeah, naturally I'm talking to Florida.
Swagnarok wrote:If the former, I think you misunderstand: The Florida shooting, due to the unusually strong pro-gun control advocacy by the students of the school in question (which, of course, is entirely understandable, given what they've been through), has become somewhat more politicized than usual. As a result, some people on the other side of the aisle have speculated that many of the students protesting are not in fact members of the school but rather paid protesters.
Another reason to be annoyed by people, but I didn't misunderstand. Also, it doesn't matter how many people believe it, the fact it's suggested at all is ridiculous.
Swagnarok wrote:To my knowledge, this idea has not been endorsed by any mainstream politicians, and we have little way of knowing just how large a percentage of people have been exposed to and bought into this idea.
Except the one that got fired for sending a conspiracy video to a newspaper you mean? He's not mainstream, but that was a thing.
Swagnarok wrote:I've yet to hear anybody claim that the shooting itself is a hoax, though admittedly a fairly large number of people did believe this about Sandy Hook.
I'm sure the number is small, but I've seen people say it online.
Don't get me wrong, I get very well that the number of people who believe it is small, but them thinking it in the first place is annoying.