Skip to comments.CT School Shooting: Nancy Lanza Reportedly Owned Guns Used In Sandy Hook Murders
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.
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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So now it's an automatic rifle?
She owned an M 16?
All that sturm and drang about how internet reporters are unreliable ... well ...
Not for now, anyway.
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).
It’s the MSM. They think a Ford Pinto is a WMD.
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.
No, he would have purchased one from a local gangbanger.
They can ban guns but worst school disaster so far was by a bomb: 45 killed, 58 injured.
We really need laws to prevent nutjobs from killing little kids. This appears to be an oversight in our legal system.
I think more than 70 were killed.
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.
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.
Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people and injured over 800 with a rented truck and 108 bags of ammonium nitrate.
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.
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?!?
Hadn’t heard of that. Went to Wiki and read about it.
87 people died.
She bought them, and kept them somewhere where her son, who everyone knew wasn’t right, had access to them.
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.
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.
Let’s do a study on how many of the teenage killers were heavy marijuana users.
School killings in China
“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.
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.
There might be some confusion since we allow the murder of babies in the womb.
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.
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 couldnt 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?
“..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.
“Or he could have used his older brothers ID (which he apparently had) and bought the guns himself. Yes?”
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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:
Worth taking a few minutes to read.
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.
It’s not about guns. It’s about keeping guns out of the hands of unstable people.
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.
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.
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.
has anyone alleged he used a mini14? why would his mom have that gun?
“...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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s another difference. In China, they have gun control, so the head cases use knives instead.