Masonic Imbroglio In Dunblane Tragedy
Letter to William Burns from Paul Todd
This is something I have been sending to the English
media for weeks and which I spoke to Martin Short and others about.
Martin Short wrote a piece about my father in his book but seems motivated
mostly by earning a crust. LINK
Great article. LINK
Your number is ex-directory. I would like a chat with you if
you have the time.
[Ed. ~ Phone number provided.]
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The public cries out for someone it can blame for
the massacre at Dunblane. Perhaps the writer similarly cries
out for someone to blame. The contents merit consideration by
someone impartial from those retained to investigate, who may have
Hamilton was either a habitual offender interested
in young boys or he wasn't. The Ombudsman exonerated him.
His M.P. suggested that Hamilton publicise the findings of the Ombudsman.
The Scouts knew something but kept quiet. The police made numerous
enquiries. No action was taken and there was either no evidence
or they decided not to take action.
Despite public disquiet into his private life and
police investigations, Hamilton was allowed to continue to operate
his boys clubs and to obtain a firearms licence, the control of which
is much stricter than a shot gun licence and administered by the police.
His final act to slaughter children is the only real public evidence
we have of his general state of mind concerning children.
There is a question. If there was disquiet
over his behaviour and if, as seems apparent by his dreadful final
moments, he did have some fixation involving children, how is it that
the Ombudsman exonerated him and that, despite repeated police investigations,
no evidence was found such as to proceed with action, or to even highlight
these concerns in their consideration of his application for firearm
Perhaps the answer lies in
an interview with a local woman who complained to the police about
Hamilton and was then threatened by Hamilton who told her that he
was a Freemason and that her complaints would go unanswered as his
fellows in the local lodge included the police to whom she had complained.
This was reported in The Sport newspaper
(March 15, 1996), the same woman whom The Sunday Times referred
to on 17 March 1996, but omitted the Freemasonry reference (unsurprising
for those who know of the impartiality of that paper where Freemasons
and the establishment are concerned) and the same woman shown photographed
in The Mail on 18 March 1996 with the assertion that "the
authorities should have acted sooner", but, again, failing to
mention the Freemasonic connection, as might be expected from an Associated
Newspaper Group publication.
The 25 March 1996 issue of Newsweek highlights
some of the inconsistencies:
"Hamilton had been
investigated repeatedly and was cautioned by the police after
he was spotted 'in a compromising position' in a gay red light
district in Edinburgh in 1994,"
"He was blackballed
a month ago when he applied for membership in another gun club
based in the neighbouring village of Callander ... says Raymond
Reid who was aware of Hamilton's unsavoury reputation and, as
club secretary, turned him down."
The crucial question
in the wake of last week's tragedy was why Hamilton had ever been
permitted to own guns at all. Police had lengthy files on
Hamilton and were well aware he was potentially erratic."
"Fiona Wilson, a
reporter for the Stirling Observer, said Hamilton tried
many times to get her paper to run favourable stories about his
summer camps for boys, and that she and her editors checked with
local police officials to see what they knew about his bona fides.
'Stay away from him,' Wilson said, quoting the police."
"A local police officer was even blunter.
'He was a paedophile,' the officer said angrily. 'If he
had had a criminal record, he would not have been able to carry
a gun. The court system did not take our evidence on board.'"
"Whether or not prosecutors could have
used the evidence to win a criminal case against Hamilton, many
people wondered how he could have been granted a firearms licence. Britain's
gun laws are widely regarded as amongst the toughest in the world.
Obtaining a licence requires more than a spotless criminal record
and a character reference from a respected member of the community.
Final approval comes from the chief constable of the local police
force, who has the broad discretion to reject any applicant thought
to be 'of intemperate habits or unsound mind, or ... for any reason
unfitted to be entrusted with a firearm'. LINK
Applicants who pass that standard can still be denied a permit
if the chief constable decides they don't 'need' a gun."
"'It's so difficult to get a licence that
I find it hard to believe it happened,' says the proprietor of
a London gun club. There must have been a communications
An international media organisation could interview
the witness and make further inquiries into the Ancient and Scottish
Rights Freemasonic Lodge. Surely a decent Scottish Freemason
in Dunblane will break ranks from the directions of Freemasons' Hall
and expose all that is bad in Freemasonry to enhance all that is good.
Was Hamilton a Freemason? If so, what lodge
did he belong to? LINK
Is any police officer who was in any way involved in any investigation
into Hamilton, or who authorised his firearms licences also a Freemason?
Is the Ombudsman who investigated Hamilton and exonerated him a Freemason?
Hamilton walked into Dunblane School carrying two
Browning 9mm automatics and two .357 magnum revolvers armed with over
five hundred rounds of ammunition. LINK
Put into some sort of perspective Clint Eastwood carries one .357
magnum revolver, which can stop a car engine when fired at it; and
a full armed soldier going into battle is equipped with only 250 rounds
of ammunition. It is fortunate that Hamilton ceased firing when
and where he did, or the toll of human misery could have been far
greater. Who put this sort of firepower and ammunition
into Hamilton's hands and why did they do so in the face of all the
evidence, which should have called them to question the appropriateness
of Hamilton even holding a firearms licence. LINK
Is the judge appointed to investigate [i.e.
Lord Cullen ~ ed.], either a Freemason or someone
with links to Freemasonry? LINK
Are we to expect a whitewash with Hamilton alone blamed? It
seems apparent that Hamilton, by his final act, proves earlier fears
about his unhealthy twisted mind, insofar as children were concerned,
were well-founded. His final dreadful act stands to condemn
those who actively promoted his obtaining lawful authority to buy
these awesome weapons of death because of their poisoned distorted
duty to their warped and twisted brother Mason.
Let us hope, for the sake of the memory of the children
and the teachers, that those who put the guns in Hamilton's hand might
not now rely on similar condescension to their wrong-doing by another
brother Mason, and let us try to ensure that the question of Freemasonic
involvement in the Dunblane tragedy receives open public consideration.