On Tuesday, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura published a letter on LewRockwell.com denouncing the various conspiracy theories concerning the Sandy Hook school shooting on December 14, 2012. Some people have claimed that the shooting was an elaborate hoax that never really happened, or that it was a staged event to allow politicians to pass gun control measures with less resistance from the public.
In the letter, Ventura says that he does not "see enough evidence to think Sandy Hook was a false flag operation" and believes that "[t]his is more of a tragic event turned into political opportunity than it is a staged event." He points out that while the media severely bungled its coverage of the event and there are "individuals and institutions using and shaping this event for their own political agendas," this does not mean that the government was involved in a hoax or an inside job.
Ventura does, however, leave the door open to the possibility of disinformation about the Sandy Hook shooting being fed to potential conspiracy theorists in order "to make...'conspiracy theorists'...look foolish" so that "when good people argue against the destruction of our Second Amendment they can easily be painted with the 'crackpot' brush."