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Sandy Hook elementary school gunman Adam Lanza learned to shoot from his gun-collecting mom
NYDN ^ | December 15, 2012 | Matthew Lysiak , Dennis Slattery AND Corky Siemaszko

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 son’s 27 victims when he used one of her guns to shoot her dead.

Holmes, who often mowed the grass at the Lanza’s 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.

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Lanza’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: adamlanza; nancylanza; sandyhook; videogames
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Newtown, Conn. shooting: Sandy Hook elementary school gunman Adam Lanza learned to shoot from his gun-collecting mom

1 posted on 12/15/2012 9:06:05 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
His mother taught him the way of the gun.

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.

2 posted on 12/15/2012 9:13:11 AM PST by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: maggief

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.


3 posted on 12/15/2012 9:13:25 AM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: maggief

“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.”


4 posted on 12/15/2012 9:16:01 AM PST by Happy Rain (Ever since Marx, the Left have always expected evil be the sole property of Government.)
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To: All
Peter Lanza was paying his ex annual alimony payments that started at $240,000 and would have reached $298,800 in 2015.

Dude....

5 posted on 12/15/2012 9:16:10 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: maggief

Well that’s s weird development. Hadn’t heard that on TV.


6 posted on 12/15/2012 9:19:28 AM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: penelopesire; thouworm; BunnySlippers; PGalt
“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.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2248197/Adam-Lanza-How-honor-student-goth-killer-massacring-20-children-Sandy-Hook-Elementary.html?ICO=most_read_module


7 posted on 12/15/2012 9:19:49 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

The government and press are just as corrupt as the man who murdered these children with their twisted minds.


8 posted on 12/15/2012 9:20:06 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: maggief

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.


9 posted on 12/15/2012 9:21:23 AM PST by A. Patriot (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up to hit the iceberg again.)
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To: maggief

And the meme of “right-wing-nutjob” is going viral at this hour.


10 posted on 12/15/2012 9:23:38 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: maggief

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.


11 posted on 12/15/2012 9:24:21 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: maggief

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.


12 posted on 12/15/2012 9:24:45 AM PST by Eva
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To: jtal

My eyes rolled so hard on that one, I am still dizzy!


13 posted on 12/15/2012 9:25:05 AM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: A. Patriot

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.


14 posted on 12/15/2012 9:26:59 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Old Sarge

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.

http://www.opensecrets.org/indivs/index.php


15 posted on 12/15/2012 9:35:40 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

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.


16 posted on 12/15/2012 9:41:22 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: maggief

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.


17 posted on 12/15/2012 9:42:40 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Eye of Unk

...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....

Stay Tuned...


18 posted on 12/15/2012 9:44:01 AM PST by Paisan
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To: Paisan

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.


19 posted on 12/15/2012 9:49:08 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Democrat_media

Agree 100% and now we have an apparent epidemic thanks to the media giving these losers the fame and notoriety they were seeking.


20 posted on 12/15/2012 9:54:06 AM PST by 07Jack
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To: 07Jack; All
“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 .

21 posted on 12/15/2012 10:04:41 AM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: maggief
Do you really need to post this?

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?

22 posted on 12/15/2012 10:06:01 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: maggief


23 posted on 12/15/2012 10:07:49 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: gaijin
Drugs don't cause mayhem - mental illness does.

Now, nothing is 100%, and I do believe there are cases where drugs did specifically cause the user to go beserk. But the root of the problem is mental illness.

I come from a large family, and within it are members suffering with mental illnesses of one form or another. Some have done great damage until they began consistently taking medication. Few challenges in this world equal that of coping with, attempting to ameliorate, finding a solution to, mental illness.

Is turning one into Chief Broom the answer? It depends on the severity of the acting out of the illness. There are a rainbow of gradations of drug therapy between self-medication (booze pot cocaine etal) and Chief Broom. It's a labyrinth to walk with someone on this journey to find some level of success. The failure rate is no doubt high. I guess we will learn more of the Lanza boy's parents' walk with him.
24 posted on 12/15/2012 10:08:25 AM PST by jobim (.)
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To: maggief

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.


25 posted on 12/15/2012 10:16:28 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: maggief

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.


26 posted on 12/15/2012 10:16:58 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: Oztrich Boy

This article provided some new background details so I deemed it newsworthy. It’s darn difficult to avoid all agenda-driven, MSM bias.


27 posted on 12/15/2012 10:18:37 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
Adam Lanza learned to shoot from his gun-collecting mom

Can't fault her for that, most kids should be so lucky......

28 posted on 12/15/2012 10:36:05 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: maggief

Excellent! DNC vs. ADA!


29 posted on 12/15/2012 10:41:54 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: maggief
This article provided some new background details

We demand an absence of background details! How can we possibly make the right decision if we know the facts?

30 posted on 12/15/2012 10:45:50 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: maggief
Three reasons why these things happen.

Mental problems, Meds, and Media hype.

31 posted on 12/15/2012 10:46:50 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: jtal
It doesn't take long to begin exploiting tragedy does it?

The Leftists on Facebook were on it before the brass hit the floor.

32 posted on 12/15/2012 10:55:03 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: maggief

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.


33 posted on 12/15/2012 11:01:38 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: maggief

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.


34 posted on 12/15/2012 11:04:58 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


35 posted on 12/15/2012 11:31:21 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Eva
“Right, the woman showed the occasional gardener her new rifle”

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.

36 posted on 12/15/2012 12:56:38 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: bgill

And don’t forget the .223 “Bushmaster” remained in the car.


37 posted on 12/15/2012 12:56:43 PM PST by alphadog (2nd Bn. 3rd Marines, Vietnam, class of 68)
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