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Five years on from Sandy Hook massacre, families are sharing heartbreaking photos of victims

“When you have lost a child ... it doesn’t get better.”

By Kate Wagner
It's been five years since the Sandy Hook Massacre happened. Five years since 20 young kids were murdered as well as six adult staffers. Five years since their families have been abused by "truthers" who insist the attack never happened.
On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza committed the deadliest mass shooting at either a high school or grade school is U.S history before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.
Families of the murdered kids have been sharing heartbreaking photos on social media to mark the milestone.
Noah Pozner had a twin sister who had celebrated their sixth birthday almost a month earlier. She survived the attack.
Similarly, Nelba Márquez-Greene sent two of her children to Sandy Hook Elementary but only got one back.
"I would say that the only difference between the early days and now is that the shock has worn off," Márquez-Greene said to VICE. "When you have lost a child, a beloved, prayed-for child, to gun violence, I will only say for us, it doesn't get better."
Former White House photographer Pete Souza also shared the powerful moment then-President Barack Obama learned of the shooting.
"In the picture, you see just kind of the energy just zap out of the president. I think he was thinking of this not only as a president, but imagining what it must be like as a parent," Souza told Business Insider.
By far the most insidious thing to emerge in the wake of the shooting is the conspiracy theorists who insist the shooting never took place.
Scumbag Alex Jones has relentlessly pushed the theory Democrats staged the attack to advance a gun control agenda and believers of his have threatened the families of the victims.
Noah's dad Lenny Pozner even released Noah's death certificate, the medical examiner's report on his death and, for those who insisted Noah didn't exist, his birth certificate and his kindergarten report card.
"We thought the internet would bring all these wonderful things, such as research, medicine, science, an accelerated society of good," he told The Guardian.
"But all we did was hold up a mirror to society and we saw how angry, sick and hateful humans can be."