Denounce Sandy Hook Denier Alex Jones

My Open Letter to President-Elect Trump

Erica L Lafferty

Dear President-elect Trump,

My mother was shot and killed at Sandy Hook School four years ago, along with five of her colleagues and twenty first-graders.

Since then, radio host Alex Jones has fanned the flames of a hateful conspiracy theory claiming that the shooting that took my mother never happened.

It’s unthinkable. It’s unacceptable. I’m asking you to denounce it immediately and cut ties with Alex Jones and anyone who subscribes to these dangerous ideas.

UPDATE: I’ve created a petition with Everytown for Gun Safety. Please sign onto the letter if you agree.

You’ve appeared on Jones’ radio show, praised his “amazing” reputation and promised him that you “won’t let him down”. Now he’s claiming you’ve personally called to thank him after the election, and will be on his show again soon. That’s unacceptable.

My life changed forever when I lost my mother, as do the lives of the 91 Americans shot and killed every single day. You’ve promised to be a president for all of us. Well, that includes victims of gun violence and their families, like me.

I hope that you will not only refuse to go on his show, but that you will denounce the conspiracy theories that he spreads at the expense of gun violence survivors.

Please sign onto the letter if you agree.

— Erica Lafferty, daughter of Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, shot and killed at Sandy Hook School

    Erica L Lafferty

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    Daughter of @Dhochsprung who was murdered at Sandy Hook School - I tweet about #gunsense - Trolls get blocked **VIEWS ARE MY OWN**

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