After reading Facebook comments from 2016 Independent presidential candidate Robby Wells’ press secretary suggesting the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a false flag operation aimed to bring about gun control, I sought out Wells’ opinion on the matter.
I messaged Wells on Facebook, pointedly asking, “What are your thoughts on the gun control conspiracy theories surrounding the Sandy Hook massacre?” He responded with the following:
Let me begin by saying that my thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School. A thorough investigation should be conducted to determine every detail that surrounds this heinous crime. Even though our hearts are broken because of this senseless crime, we must push forward to make sure that something like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting does not ever happen again. The evil actions that occurred in the theater in Colorado, the mall in Oregon, and the elementary school in Newtown, CT have one thing in common. Each of these settings were considered a “No Weapons Zone.” This infringes upon law abiding citizens Second Amendment rights. These types of environments are prime targets for psychopathic criminals. This must change by removing the infringements of bearing arms by law abiding citizens.
After advising Wells that I had asked because of his press secretary’s comments and that I wanted to know if he agreed with the view expressed, he wrote:
A full and thorough investigation should be done. In any tragic case, no stones should be left unturned. The families of the victims deserve answers.
Wells is the former head football coach for Savannah State University. He unsuccessfully ran for the 2012 presidential nominations of the Reform and Constitution parties, and announced his 2016 candidacy this past November.