Skip to comments.Sandy Hook elementary school gunman Adam Lanza learned to shoot from his gun-collecting mom
Posted on 12/15/2012 9:05:56 AM PST by maggief
His mother taught him the way of the gun.
Adam Lanza, the troubled nerd who turned a Connecticut school into a slaughterhouse, learned how to shoot under the watchful eye of his demanding mom Nancy.
She said she would often go target shooting with her kids, landscaper Dan Holmes said.
Nancy Lanza wound up being the first of her sons 27 victims when he used one of her guns to shoot her dead.
Holmes, who often mowed the grass at the Lanzas sprawling Newtown home, told Reuters the doomed mom was proud of her arsenal and once showed him a high end rifle she had just purchased.
Lanzas dad, Peter, a successful financial services expert, was divorced from his mother. But it was the dad, who reportedly took the divorce hard. And he made sure his ex, and his kids, were well provided for.
Peter Lanza was paying his ex annual alimony payments that started at $240,000 and would have reached $298,800 in 2015. He left her the family home before he decamped for Stamford.
How Lanza reacted to his parents divorce was also unclear, but a family insider told The Daily News after the killings that they were lovely, very generous people who were very kind to each other during the divorce.
Friends of the Lanza family said his mother kept the future killer with other activities like the Boy Scouts, as well as the shooting.
Lanza, like many young boys of his generation collected Pokemon cards and played violent PlayStation video games like Dynasty Warriors, where animated characters waged brutal battles with an array of weapons.
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Newtown, Conn. shooting: Sandy Hook elementary school gunman Adam Lanza learned to shoot from his gun-collecting mom
Sounds like the Wild West.
It doesn't take long to begin exploiting tragedy does it?
My take on this article is that Boy Scouts,awful gun ownership, and. Ideo games lead to unspeakable horror. Not the human heart or giving into the Evil One's whispers.
The mainstream media causes these shootings.
These idiots or psychos seek the fame the media will give them. the media are pure evil.
So now every person in America ( the world ) will know this moron’s name , his whole life story . Who cares ? I know why he did it : the media. This phenomenon didn’t happen in the many decades when the media hadn’t glorified shooters.
We shouldn’t give these psychos what they seek which is attention and fame. I REALLY don’t care what this pos is or what it did whatever and we fall into the media trap by talking about this thing etc. I just post that the media caused this to open people’s eyes.
These psycho’s are the media’s heros. they use them to take away our guns, our rights, and empower government. The media are democrats/socialists whose main goal it to empower government and to take away power from the individual. the media are pure evil.
“I am dying...why did you strike me? You were almost dead and I healed you.”
“You knew I was a snake when you did.”
Well that’s s weird development. Hadn’t heard that on TV.
The government and press are just as corrupt as the man who murdered these children with their twisted minds.
Sounds like she was part of the gun culture (which is good), but being so, should also have known that most all mass gun murders that have happened in the last 25 or so years have a connection to psychotropic drugs — Prozac, Zanax, etc. She should have been more careful if her kid was on these types of drugs.
And the meme of “right-wing-nutjob” is going viral at this hour.
Yeah but its the culture of Obama and all current events such as the hype of the 2012 prophesy, the Fiscal Cliff, the stolen Presidential election and lastly but more so important the OWS age endorsed by democrats and the Sharia influence being shoved down our throats because its cool, Obama says so.
Obama mimicsa a gang shooter, that image cements upon those with an upper level autism, all they visualize is their two or three minutes of fame. And its far easier to lead in hell than to serve in Heaven. With the anti-christian, anti Christmas culture its no wonder many are following the devil.
I won’t blame his mom, I blame those who are telling America its cool to be a Moslem or anti christian.
Right, the woman showed the occasional gardner her new rifle.
Not likely, unless she meant it as a threat if he didn’t do a good job.
My eyes rolled so hard on that one, I am still dizzy!
Exactly if she knew he had mental problems she should have never let him near her guns or take him to the shooting range. Instead she should have taken him to get help instead. Also if he was on meds and she knew it more so to keep him away from that.
Yep. There appear to be no Peter or Nancy Lanza political donations on file. If heavy Republican donors, one could assume MSM would be all over it.
One of his classmates says he is a “goth,” but I don’t find anything more about that. Maybe just in connection with the violent computer games he was said to play? Maybe his hair and his customar clothes?
That goth business wouldn’t be good for someone who hasn’t a firm grasp of reality—the difference between reality and role playing.
Nearly a certainty the devil was on heavy meds or had just gone off of them.
Why do sooooo many people take this poison, now?
Because counciling used to be the purview of the church, but for decades there has been a state war on religion. So NOW it’s psychiatrists doing this, and they’re an extension of drug companies.
...such as the hype of the 2012 prophesy...
I’ve been thinking, that this 2012 Prophecy will encourage MORE of this type of thing. The mindset being, “Well, if the world is going to end on Friday, why NOT go on a murderous rampage, shoot poison gas into Israel, etc., etc....
I have been thinking the same thing. We have guns but we are not buying into the 2012 prophesy, so ya’ll are safe from us.
Agree 100% and now we have an apparent epidemic thanks to the media giving these losers the fame and notoriety they were seeking.
YES. The mainstream media are causing this epidemic of shootings .The media are doing it on purpose for political reasons, to take away our guns. The media know that these idiots seek fame and so they give them the fame. Yet no one is blaming the media. I hear morons calling for gun control ( puppets of the media). The media are pure evil and it's time to call them out on it don't you think? we should all write emails to Rush , Drudge etc.
The media has blood on its hands yet they put the blame on conservatives who support the right to defend ourselves and not be slaves of the government.A slave is not allowed to own a gun but the master ( the government ) is .the media just wants to empower government and take away individual rights .
The Manlycons on the other thread already have her pegged as a right bitch who took the husband's beloved guns in the divorce.
Do we really want to complicate the story?
Why did the mentally dificient person’s mother decide to give the autistic child a gun and the skills to use it?
Mom played a big part in this and was given the first death sentence it appears.
There are tens, if not hundreds, of millions of guns in this country, yet this is the first time a troubled autistic son of a pistol-packin’ mama has ever mass-murdered 27 people in a school.
This is a rare, horrible tragedy that people respond to in various ways, primarily with deep sympathy. But the issue of gun control is NOT what decent, caring people first think about at times like this. Only self-serving liberal politicians and journalists and their followers fall into this category.
When America was a great country, people responded to tragedies like yesterday’s by praying for the bereaved families and working together as communities to prevent future horrors.
But in the days when America was great, Americans had local control of their schools, so they could improve them, but that’s not the case now.
Instead, after a mass murder in a school, we have to listen to the President, the head of the Federal government that does have control of our schools, make banal speeches, and to pundits either inanely promoting stricter gun-control laws even when the state in which a mass-murder like yesterday’s occurred already has strict gun-control laws, or discussing how many tears the President shed during his speech.
This article provided some new background details so I deemed it newsworthy. It’s darn difficult to avoid all agenda-driven, MSM bias.
Can't fault her for that, most kids should be so lucky......
Excellent! DNC vs. ADA!
We demand an absence of background details! How can we possibly make the right decision if we know the facts?
Mental problems, Meds, and Media hype.
The Leftists on Facebook were on it before the brass hit the floor.
Notice how you can see the whites of his eyes 360 degrees around his corneas.
Remember Marshall Applewhite?
People who photograph this way need to be rounded up and jailed for the protection of society.
Adam Lanza was old enough to vote. Last month he either voted for Obama, did not vote, voted for Romney, or voted for a third party candidate. If anyone who knew him claims to have heard him say anything that could possibly suggest he even considered voting for Romney, expect the MSM to pounce on it and obsess over it...even if totally bogus.
We don’t know if there were more than the three guns he had but three would be considered a collection only by the msm.
Actually it may have been to make a valid point to the gardener that a divorced woman has the means to protect herself.
A friend of mine who moved around a lot, would, shortly after moving in, sit on a chair in his back yard and clean his shotgun. He would aim it and work the action. He did this to alert his new neighbors that he was armed.
And don’t forget the .223 “Bushmaster” remained in the car.