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What We Know About Alleged CT School Shooter Adam Lanza
GOTHAMIST ^ | 12.14.2012 | Gothamist

Posted on 12/14/2012 2:47:15 PM PST by Morgana

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To: Jane Austen
I saw another report that said Adam was an honor student in 9th grade.


circa 2005

51 posted on 12/14/2012 5:33:07 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cherry

Yours is a very good idea, but unfortunately impossible.

Guns are available in every large city from street suppliers, even gun shops have no way of telling the insane from the sane, background checks do not say “this guy is a nut”, also many guns are stolen by burglars, in spite of being locked away.

There are millions of guns in this country both legal and illegal, it is impossible to keep them away from a person dead set on getting one for their nefarious purposes.

Even in cities such as New York where guns are practically totally illegal it is easy to get a weapon if one wants it.

We have hundreds of gun laws on the books and still crazed people get guns. No law can be made that would make it impossible to get a gun.Even if guns were outlawed, a perso who wish’s to kill can go on the internet or his l;ibraray and learn to make a bomb.Gasoline is sold on every corner and fire is deadly. Knives, hatchets, axes, ice picks are all easily gotten and all can be deadly.

The problem is not with guns ,but with crazed maniacs,and criminals who use them or any other means to kill .


52 posted on 12/14/2012 5:39:28 PM PST by Venturer
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To: yarddog
"I can’t imagine what could cause a person to kill or injure little children except insanity or Satan.">/i>

The guns did it silly! //sarc off//

53 posted on 12/14/2012 5:45:18 PM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: 353FMG
Ever heard of free will? Satan had little to do with Beslan — it was all Islam and its teaching.

People following a false prophet? Anything might happen. They might do anything.

54 posted on 12/14/2012 5:45:55 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: 353FMG
"Satan had little to do with Beslan — it was all Islam and its teaching"

What makes you think there is a difference between the two?

55 posted on 12/14/2012 5:52:01 PM PST by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: bgill
The only way to have stopped this would have been for the teacher to be armed.

Or the students. I routinely carried a .22 pump action to elementary school. It stood in the corner of the classroom all day. My buddies and I would go hunt rabbit at the playa lake 1/2 mile from the school after class.

Graduated to a .30-.30 in Jr. High (roughly 1965), when we all got little Yamaha 80's and could travel out to the sandhills to stalk coyote and antelope.

I guess I'm a fossil.

56 posted on 12/14/2012 5:55:28 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Venturer

>> but unfortunately impossible.

Agreed. The citizens need to be armed and trained to respond to assaults. Period.


57 posted on 12/14/2012 6:09:02 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: snoringbear

These type of shootings usually involve people who have emotional problems and on meds. Subway pusher in NYC was a nut loose on the streets. To prevent this is not by eliminating the gun, because a nut can do the same damage with a huge knife and fashioned sharp edge club. If violent nuts are incarcerated in hospitals or individuals who cannot take their meds in a responsible manner should be institutionalized. To be merciful to nuts is to be cruel to the normals.


58 posted on 12/14/2012 6:12:29 PM PST by Fee
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To: BobL; All

Ann Blake-Tracy has a site on SSRI’s

http://www.drugawareness.org


59 posted on 12/14/2012 6:22:09 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: Fee

no we have to outlwaw subways that the problem not the pusher....


60 posted on 12/14/2012 6:24:13 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: 5thGenTexan
Also, here in Texas, many if not all school districts have an SRO (Student Resource Officer) on every campus.

In the mostly lilly white suburban school district I live in, we have one SRO, who I also happen know socially. He's a good guy and no doubt a tough cop in the closing years of his career. He's a real cop on the local force assigned full-time to the school district.

Most of his time is spent at the High School, although he does go to the one Jr. High and makes stops at elementary schools for presentations and such just to meet with the kids and let them get to know him.

His real job is to let kids first of all know a cop and be friends with him, and then to council those few individual kids who are headed for serious problems and divert them to a better way.

It is not a low wage security force like they have in the city schools who don't really give a s**t. It's one guy (a very good guy BTW) for an entire district with eight school building spread over a 25 square mile area.

As good as I believe this guy is, he could not have stopped what happened today because odds are, he would have been miles away at a different school when it happened.

61 posted on 12/14/2012 6:30:28 PM PST by Ditto
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To: reegs

Neither, I fear. A person withn a death wish will not be deterred by deadly force. Although that might reduce the body count.


62 posted on 12/14/2012 6:33:21 PM PST by pleasedontzotme
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To: 353FMG
Ever heard of free will? Satan had little to do with Beslan — it was all Islam and its teaching.

Ever consider that Satan might be behind the radical Islamists for whom death of infidels is victory, even if the infidels are little kids?

63 posted on 12/14/2012 6:41:43 PM PST by Ditto
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To: 353FMG

Islam = Satan


64 posted on 12/14/2012 6:44:31 PM PST by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: cripplecreek
As a member and later President of our High School Rifle Club, I carried my .22 rifle to school on meeting days. We used a range that used the space under the gym floor. A low ceiling to be sure. Of course we were very safety conscious, never carried loaded rifles, and there was never an incident. Those were different times, the 1950’s.
65 posted on 12/14/2012 6:55:36 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: 353FMG

Unfortunately I have. I did a study on it and the most foul acts committed on children by terrorists I have read in years outside of what happened in Rwanda. The Russian’s learned the hard way what corruption and hatred will do and so will we when that level of murder and madness arrives here in the States. The Russian government did not change the laws, they only got nastier and more vindictive in their persecution of the Chechnyans.


66 posted on 12/14/2012 6:58:00 PM PST by Liaison
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Nice to see the SWAT and cops all decked out in their armor and high-powered weapons, BUT, as always in these scenarios, THEY ARE TOO LATE!!!!

They come after the fact and the psychos know it!!!!


67 posted on 12/14/2012 7:01:51 PM PST by Kolath
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To: Chode

I assume it is a “safe” image of one the r*ped and murdered children?


68 posted on 12/14/2012 7:05:02 PM PST by Liaison
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To: Kolath

psycho killer. Quest que c’est?


69 posted on 12/14/2012 7:05:33 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: BatGuano

We were still able to take guns to school for hunting into the early 80s. If we drove they had to stay in the car and they couldn’t go on the bus so a parent had to bring us and the weapon had to stay in the prinicipal’s office during the day.

On opening day it looked like an armory.


70 posted on 12/14/2012 7:06:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: snoringbear

The system of protecting children with fire arms seems to work in Israel.


71 posted on 12/14/2012 7:06:42 PM PST by Liaison
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To: popdonnelly

YES! FINALLY SOMEONE GETS IT!!


72 posted on 12/14/2012 7:08:54 PM PST by annelizly
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To: popdonnelly

YES! FINALLY SOMEONE GETS IT!!


73 posted on 12/14/2012 7:09:12 PM PST by annelizly
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To: 353FMG
" Satan had little to do with Beslan — it was all Islam and its teaching."

Read my tagline.

74 posted on 12/14/2012 7:18:18 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: cripplecreek

“It certainly wasn’t something we worried about when I was in school in the early 80s.”


Or when I was in school in the early 40s and teaching school in the mid fifties. When I look back on those days it seems like another world.

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75 posted on 12/14/2012 7:18:18 PM PST by Mears
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To: Lancey Howard
On ‘Criminal Minds’ the BAU profilers call it a “psychotic break” when a person goes nuts like this.

This wasn't a sudden or spontaneous act. This was planned.

The thing is, somebody close to this punk had to have seen something was way off.

Too many friends and relatives are in denial about possible mental illness afflicting those closest to them.

76 posted on 12/14/2012 7:23:38 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Morgana

I now think that it is time that killers like this not be named in the press or any other place with their bodies cremated and spread in anonymous locations. They should forever be erased from all documents and their names never again mentioned. Infamy is the legacy that many seek. They must be forgotten not given fame.


77 posted on 12/14/2012 7:59:18 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Morgana

I just wish these deluded idiots that decide they want to go out taking as many people as possible with them would choose a more suitable target. Let’s say the headquarters office of one of the 3 alphabet networks......


78 posted on 12/14/2012 8:10:22 PM PST by fowb
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To: BatGuano
As a member and later President of our High School Rifle Club, I carried my .22 rifle to school on meeting days. We used a range that used the space under the gym floor. A low ceiling to be sure. Of course we were very safety conscious, never carried loaded rifles, and there was never an incident. Those were different times, the 1950’s.

I agree...in about 1952, I took a .22 rifle to school to trade it for a quart jar of .22 bullets that another student had. There we stood, a quart of ammunition and a gun, we could have wiped out half the neighborhood. The principal knew what we were doing and merely had us secure the stuff in our lockers....no swat teams involved.

79 posted on 12/14/2012 8:51:09 PM PST by terycarl
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To: shoff

No. She worked there as either a teachers aide or a sub.
He probably had her pass.


80 posted on 12/14/2012 8:51:54 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: Ditto

It depends on the district. In ours, there is an SRO for each campus and they are in the prime of their career.


81 posted on 12/14/2012 8:56:20 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Morgana

since this story broke this morning, I have not seen a picture of the perp...


82 posted on 12/14/2012 8:58:47 PM PST by terycarl
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To: Liaison
it's an image of a Christian girl's hand that actually survived the Beslan horror at the hands of the muslime horde
83 posted on 12/14/2012 9:30:13 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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