To the Editor:
About the Sandy Hook shootings, once the crime scene was secured the police, which included local, state and federal, should have known without a doubt by the shell casings what type of gun/guns were used and what caliber they were. Yet their stories differ greatly.
The alleged guns, a .223-caliber rifle whose casings are 1.75 inches long that are tapered at the top (bottleneck), and two 9mm handguns whose casings are .751 inches long with no taper at the top.
The rifle casing is more than twice as long, and with the bottleneck at the top would be very easy to identify, even to an average person, let alone a professional.
Some media reported that local and federal police said four handguns were found in the school and the rifle was found in the suspect’s car. They also had live footage of the police, with the trunk of the suspect’s car open holding a shotgun and emptying shells from it. Yet there was no mention of a shotgun.
The inconsistencies are so great in this tragic event, and I want to know why. There should not have been. What I have described, the sizes of the casings for comparison to the public, is more than any news media have done. Again, why?
James M. Korjenek