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CT School Shooting: Nancy Lanza Reportedly Owned Guns Used In Sandy Hook Murders
Digital Times ^ | 12/14/12

Posted on 12/14/2012 6:57:21 PM PST by BunnySlippers

Nancy Lanza legally bought and owned the guns used in the Connecticut school shooting on Friday afternoon, according to NBC News.

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This finding makes sense considering Adam Lanza was not old enough to legally own a gun in his home state. NBC News reports that Connecticut residents must be 21 or older to purchase or carry a handgun. Adam Lanza, meanwhile, was just 20 years old.  However, rifle owners in the state are not required to register their weapons.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adamlanza; banglist; lanza; newtown; sandyhookmother; sandyhookshooting; sandyhookweapons

1 posted on 12/14/2012 6:57:29 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
Adam Lanza also reportedly brought two semi-automatic pistols and an automatic rifle to school.

So now it's an automatic rifle?

2 posted on 12/14/2012 7:02:50 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: BunnySlippers
Adam Lanza also reportedly brought two semi-automatic pistols and an automatic rifle to school.

She owned an M 16?

3 posted on 12/14/2012 7:05:33 PM PST by Born Conservative
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To: umgud

All that sturm and drang about how internet reporters are unreliable ... well ...


4 posted on 12/14/2012 7:08:32 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: umgud
However, rifle owners in the state are not required to register their weapons.

Not for now, anyway.

5 posted on 12/14/2012 7:08:43 PM PST by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: umgud

One of the alphabet stations said 2 handguns and a semi-automatic. But be aware that (a) the details are constantly changing since the tragedy just occurred today, and (b) I would bet that most news types don’t know a thing about firearms (I don’t either).


6 posted on 12/14/2012 7:08:51 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: umgud

It’s the MSM. They think a Ford Pinto is a WMD.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 7:10:41 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: BunnySlippers

So it was either:

1. He killed her and stole her guns (illegal)
2. Mom did a straw purchase for son (illegal)

Yet if we banned guns, the crazy couldn’t have obtained the gun or just used a bat, bomb, bow, or anything else to do his evil.


8 posted on 12/14/2012 7:10:47 PM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Azeem
Yet if we banned guns, the crazy couldn’t have obtained the gun

No, he would have purchased one from a local gangbanger.

9 posted on 12/14/2012 7:18:18 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Azeem
Yet if we banned guns, the crazy couldn’t have obtained the gun or just used a bat, bomb, bow, or anything else to do his evil.

They can ban guns but worst school disaster so far was by a bomb:  45 killed, 58 injured.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster

10 posted on 12/14/2012 7:23:28 PM PST by hamboy (Psalm 109:8: Let his days be few; and let another take his office.)
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To: Azeem

We really need laws to prevent nutjobs from killing little kids. This appears to be an oversight in our legal system.


11 posted on 12/14/2012 7:24:31 PM PST by RugerMini14
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To: hamboy
The worst mass killing in the US I believe is the Happyland Social club fire where the killer used a plastic milk jug he found on the street and a gallon of stolen gasoline.

I think more than 70 were killed.

12 posted on 12/14/2012 7:26:50 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: RugerMini14
"We really need laws to prevent nutjobs from killing little kids. This appears to be an oversight in our legal system."

We must also make it illegal to kill people and steal their guns or to purchase weapons to give to someone that is not legally allowed to have them (whichever case it might be here).

Oh wait.....it already is.

13 posted on 12/14/2012 7:28:21 PM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: RugerMini14
We really need laws to prevent nutjobs from killing little kids. This appears to be an oversight in our legal system.

That's a great idea for a new law. Lets make it illegal to kill children. . . Oh, wait, aren't children already included in the general law against killing people? Yes, I think they count as people. . . Small people. . . But still people.

14 posted on 12/14/2012 7:37:12 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people and injured over 800 with a rented truck and 108 bags of ammonium nitrate.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 7:43:38 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: BunnySlippers

Is there an actual point to this “news report”? Did this women purchase and own a car also? Would that be part of a report if her son had driven down a sidewalk and killed a dozen people??
So tired of this nonsense.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 7:53:40 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: BunnySlippers

I’m certain the family of the Chinese man who slit the throats of the Chinese children owned kitchen knives.

I think they prepared food with them. Incredible, huh?!?


17 posted on 12/14/2012 8:04:35 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Hadn’t heard of that. Went to Wiki and read about it.
87 people died.


18 posted on 12/14/2012 8:39:22 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: BunnySlippers

She bought them, and kept them somewhere where her son, who everyone knew wasn’t right, had access to them.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 8:43:54 PM PST by DesertRhino (ofx was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: RugerMini14
you forgot the sarcasm tag
20 posted on 12/14/2012 8:52:56 PM PST by stylin19a (obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: DesertRhino

21 posted on 12/14/2012 9:20:50 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: DesertRhino

If you have an 20-year-old unstable nutjob for a son, either don’t purchase deadly weapons, or keep them damn sure where he can’t get to them.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 9:46:59 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: BunnySlippers

Maybe it’s time that the country did something about mental illness. It is now known that there is a link between the uptick in schizophrenia cases and teenage use of marijuana. So, what do we do, we legalize marijuana, and try to outlaw guns because we think that by out-lawing guns, we can keep the guns out of the hands of the schizos.


23 posted on 12/14/2012 9:54:34 PM PST by Eva
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To: BunnySlippers

Let’s do a study on how many of the teenage killers were heavy marijuana users.


24 posted on 12/14/2012 9:55:51 PM PST by Eva
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To: BunnySlippers

School killings in China

http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32321/1/School%20killings%20in%20China%20(LSERO).pdf

“All six killings were carried out by middle-aged men using knives, hammers or cleavers.”

We’re not the only ones with problems. And it doesn’t require guns to have a problem.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 10:18:39 PM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Jeff Winston

If you look around the US....there’s probably 100k homes where some nutjob is in the house, and there are guns in the house. Unless you made up a rule where guns had to be stored in a special gun locker with a unique single key...that’s about the only safe way to allow the weapon to stay under such a roof. Course, the nutjob could easily break into the neighbor’s house....steal his one single rifle, and shoot a dozen people with it.


26 posted on 12/14/2012 10:27:57 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Swordmaker

There might be some confusion since we allow the murder of babies in the womb.


27 posted on 12/15/2012 5:10:55 AM PST by Josephat
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To: BunnySlippers

I wonder if anyone tried to get help for this troubled guy, and if they ran into any difficulty doing that.

Mental health reform, not gun reform.


28 posted on 12/15/2012 5:25:25 AM PST by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: Azeem

So it was either:

1. He killed her and stole her guns (illegal)
2. Mom did a straw purchase for son (illegal)

Yet if we banned guns, the crazy couldn’t have obtained the gun or just used a bat, bomb, bow, or anything else to do his evil.


Or he could have used his older brother’s ID (which he apparently had) and bought the guns himself. Yes?


29 posted on 12/15/2012 5:38:22 AM PST by battletank
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To: Swordmaker

“..Yes, I think they count as people...Small people...”

Thank God this is still true in most people’s minds, at least for the born ones anyway. The children that aren’t born yet don’t count.

We need to have a designated person in authority in every school licensed to carry a firearm - similar to how they have the marshalls on the airplanes. Liberals are so stupid, they want to keep the children and teachers unprotected.


30 posted on 12/15/2012 6:12:17 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: battletank

“Or he could have used his older brother’s ID (which he apparently had) and bought the guns himself. Yes?”

No.

1. They are reporting the guns were registered to mom
2. The brother is a resident of NJ, not CT. This would have been caught during the NICS check with the FFL holder and the Feds.


31 posted on 12/15/2012 6:15:29 AM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: stonehouse01

You assume such an armed guard or guards wouldn’t have a TSA mentality. Ignorant leftist thugs embracing guns can lead to nothing good. I honestly think leftists project their own fears about themselves, when going on about restricting access to firearms. If they had one, they’d kill people willy-nilly. They abhor self control and discipline. They detest individual freedom to do anything but corrupt themselves morally.


32 posted on 12/15/2012 6:17:39 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: DesertRhino

WE 2nd Amendment defenders must use this as OPPORTUNITY to point out that (nearly) ALL of these mass killings take place in “gun free zones”, or “gun banned” areas.

Those who wish to get this type of attention, and thereby get notoriety and commit suicide, invariably choose such areas they know are safe for their dirty work. The remedy which would actually help is exactly the opposite of what the gun-grabbers and fear mongers trumpet incessantly - concealed carry in all of these areas! In this case, allow ALL weapon qualified teachers and school employees to carry, and encourage them to do so. Make federal handouts for education contingent on schools success in having employees who are willing to do so.

I have a “Christmas Party” today. I am certain this subject will come up. I will loudly repeat this.

My “go to” expert on this is John Lott, of “More Guns, Less Crime”. johnrlott.blogspot.com - He was interviewed by Mark Levin yesterday evening, and stated that only one mass killing in the last 30 or whatever years was NOT in a “gun free” or “gun ban” area. The Colorado theater shooter could have chosen 5 theaters closer to his home, but chose the theater that powerfully advertised “no guns allowed”.

Time to get back to common sense and make concealed carry both the law of the land, and the expected practice of law-abiding citizens.


33 posted on 12/15/2012 6:18:36 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Azeem

“1. They are reporting the guns were registered to mom
2. The brother is a resident of NJ, not CT. This would have been caught during the NICS check with the FFL holder and the Feds.”

Another possibility:

The Lanzas filed for divorce in 2008, four years ago.

Could the weapons have originally been purchased by the father?
And upon the divorce, transferred and re-registered to the mother?

I doubt she would have purchased the weapons _for the son_, knowing that he had problems. Just doesn’t sound logical for a mother trying to nurture a troubled son to do something like that.

Until new information comes out, Adam Lanza — though having had developmental problems (Asperger’s syndrome is mentioned) — does not seem to have exhibited behavior that was violent or particularly anti-social, at least while in school. Good article at the (I know, not your favorite news source) New York Times, which I discovered via Drudge:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/nyregion/adam-lanza-an-enigma-who-is-now-identified-as-a-mass-killer.html?hp&_r=0
Worth taking a few minutes to read.


34 posted on 12/15/2012 7:09:42 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: Road Glide

From what I can see, this family was dysfunctional — two parents just having gone through a bitter divorce, brothers who don’t even speak. What were the parents doing and why were they not keeping an eye on the 20 year old kid with issues that day? How do people spend their time anymore?

Sick of all this incessant talk about guns. Let’s talk about our hurting families, our kids with developmental issues. Let’s talk about the dysfunctional ways youth spend their time now ...locked up staring at computers all day and gaming ...their minds are warping.

I for one am clamping down on my sons with these games. I’m ready to pitch it all out and kick their butts outside.


35 posted on 12/15/2012 7:18:37 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Mrs. P

It’s not about guns. It’s about keeping guns out of the hands of unstable people.


36 posted on 12/15/2012 7:55:04 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Eva

I agree. It isn’t the guns. It’s all about keeping guns out o the hands of crazy people.

I can live with that.


37 posted on 12/15/2012 7:56:57 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

All I know is that Democrat plan to make the Republicans scream UNCLE in fiscal cliff talks has just been thrown a curve ball by this.

...and believe me, the Democrats, as a whole, DO NOT want to talk gun control, AT ALL. They want the House back in 2014 and they KNOW they will not get it by supporting gun control. Not a chance.


38 posted on 12/15/2012 7:59:29 AM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: Mrs. P

Your point is spot on.

Guns are not the problem. Responsible people use guns responsibly. Keep guns out of the hands of crazy people.

And, I’ll go further. If someone steals a gun from you, and it wasn’t locked up ... or a child shot himself ... you do the time. There are penalties for leaving guns around for someone else to abuse or steal.


39 posted on 12/15/2012 8:01:23 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: RugerMini14

has anyone alleged he used a mini14? why would his mom have that gun?


40 posted on 12/15/2012 8:02:45 AM PST by beebuster2000
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To: RegulatorCountry

“...leftist thugs embracing guns can lead to nothing good...”

This is an excellent point. Schools full of unarmed children and teachers ten or minutes away from the nearest police assistance are also sitting lambs vulnerable to the proverbial wolf. They need protectors ... thoughts anyone?

I have a daughter who is a freshman in a public high school. Also my husband’s parents live in a condo 6 miles away from the school in Newtown, Ct. (We don’t live near his parents.) We need to come up with solutions, just just the liberal tripe about more gun control.

Also Obama’s crocodile tears don’t impress me - his daughters have armed guards at their school!!


41 posted on 12/15/2012 9:56:11 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Rocky
There is a big difference between the United States and China. In China, after a quick trial, the Chinese will execute the POS.

Here in the USA, if the Connecticut POS wouldn't have committed suicide, this is what would happen. After a trial that might happen 1 to 2 years after the crime was committed and take a month, the POS would probably get life in prison and endless appeals.

If the POS was sentenced to death, the POS would get endless appeals and probably die of old age or at the hands of another inmate.

42 posted on 12/15/2012 11:08:23 AM PST by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: BunnySlippers

A so-called mental health expert on Fox News this morning commented that there were always contributing factors in a mass murderer’s life that influenced their decisions. He went on to say that Lanza’s mother collected guns “which is a rather odd thing for a woman to do.”

Oh really! Typical Liberal hogwash! Now we know it was all Mom’s fault, right? Poor boy! If only Mom had been more “normal” and collected thimbles; this wouldn’t have happened.

Well, I’m female and have a very nice gun collection. Anyone who invades my home and threatens my family will have about a nano-second to think about how “odd” I am before I blow their head off.

Yes, we are in for a fight with the clueless Left who wants to disarm everyone except the government. The wisdom of our founding fathers is beyond their warped intellects to grasp but they must not win. Why does the average citizen need assault weapons? Because now the government, not to mention the criminals have them. Therefore, so must we have free access also. Those who wish to rely on the run and hide tactic of self defense shouldn’t be allowed to force their views on others and vice-versa. But when it comes to our homes and especially our children that’s not good enough. Why would our schools not be guarded with the same measures as our armoured money transports? The treasures inside them are worth more than any money or gold.


43 posted on 12/15/2012 11:21:30 AM PST by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: battletank

In CT you need a pistol permit to purchase a hand gun IIRC. His brother lived in NJ and presumably didn’t have a CT Permit.


44 posted on 12/15/2012 12:07:17 PM PST by matt04
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To: BunnySlippers

Let’s see:
Murder is illegal.
Bringing firearms on school grounds is illegal.
Stealing firearms is illegal.
He was under 21 and possessed a hand gun w/o a permit in CT which is illegal.
The Brady Bunch says CT has the 4th of 5th strictest gun laws in the US.


Maybe some more laws will prevent this.
s/


45 posted on 12/15/2012 12:12:05 PM PST by matt04
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To: metalurgist

There’s another difference. In China, they have gun control, so the head cases use knives instead.


46 posted on 12/16/2012 5:25:16 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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