Skip to comments.Gunman's mother owned weapons used in Connecticut school massacre
Posted on 12/15/2012 9:07:22 AM PST by WilliamIII
The weapons used in Fridays shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., were legally purchased and registered to Nancy Lanza, the mother of the gunman, Adam Lanza, two law enforcement officials told NBC News.
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This obviously proves that we need more gun laws, right?
How about a law against GUN FREE ZONES and allowing citizens to carry concealed EVERYWHERE.
You never hear about any “massacres” at gun stores or ranges, do you?
I really don't need a sarc tag, do I?
There was a pubic school graduate that shot a clerk at a gun store in Indianapolis a while back. He was room temperature when he left the store.
Well, it’s OBVIOUS to all that MOTHERS should be banned! Let the Government raise your children, cradle to grave, and this kind of stuff wouldn’t be happening! *SMIRK*
Another mass murder enabled by the Democrat Party/Liberals/RINO’s via making sure no potential victim has means of defense.
So when a nut case with whatever weapon attacks, the nut case is free to kill until the bullets run out.
All authors of gun-bans should be charged with murder anytime a “gun free zone” or related is the site of a mass killing.
And in other news, the Governments, starting with NYC’s Bloomberg should disarm all cops and politician’s body guards, to unilaterally set a good example. After all, we all KNOW that if the law abiding (I’m being very, very generous and perhaps delusional to include the political class in that category) disarms, the nut cases and criminals will be inspired do also disarm.
(Standing O from Democrat voters....)
It’s likely the guns were community property at stake in the divorce.
If so, the divorce might have been messy, as lawyers know men are HIGHLY emotional about guns.
The wife getting something so personal and male suggests to me that her lawyer was very aggressive about, “sticking it to him”.
And Israel has more would-be terrorists per square block than any other place on earth.
So he stole the guns from his mother......he broke the law and illegally obtained guns to commit the murders.....yep more gun control would have solved that.
Just wait and see, all the liberals are going to make such an emotional issue of this event, lead by Comrade O’bummer, Nancy Polecat and Harry Inbreed that they will try to pass a law making all guns illegal, just like in Europe.
I think this was a copy-cat shooting following the mall-shooting outside Portland Oregon. The young thug tried to do it better.
Actually suicide rates at gun ranges are high. Lots of ranges won’t rent a gun to a single person who they don’t know.
Our SeeBS channel out of Birmingham has been running SeeBS news continuously with this only. It is sickening how they are running this event. I doubt seriously we will see a breaking headline out of them that the guns were legally purchased. This is the FOLLY of gun control. The bad guys have guns. They are NOT going to turn them in. Regardless of how they got them. Most probably illegally, stolen, etc. All you have to do is what TV and COPS and see all the stolen guns they come up with on traffic stops. I agree that homeowners should lock up weapons, I do, just to prevent theft if we are gone. But, the bad guys will have guns and the cops will not have enough people to protect us. My cousin is the sheriff of this county. I live out in the county. He told me it would take THIRTY (30) minutes to get a car to me in an emergency, if one was not close by already. 30 MINUTES. I would be long dead if I were not armed. Simple. I am not giving up my guns.
And stored them in a manner that allowed her personality disordered son to have access to them. And thats being charitable,, my suspicion is that she was most likely a straw purchaser for him, and bought them for him because he was too young.
Ever since teachers and older students were allowed to carry arms there has not been any school shootings there.
I wonder what was going on with the mother. As Charles Krauthammer expressed on Fox last night he must of had intense rage against how mom. He kills her first thing then goes kills her pupils and co workers. There had to be previous outbursts...
So why’d she leave all these guns around that he could get a hold of?
That looks like an M1 Carbine. I would have expected an M4 or maybe a Galil.
Perhaps the teachers get second hand weapons and the new stuff is reserved for active IDF.
Anyway, I had a couple of the Universal M1 Carbine knock offs, and they were accurate, reliable weapons.
Their overall quality was not the best, but they worked.
Actually, I’ve been active with guns for decades. I can’t think of a single case where a suicide was committed in a gun range. I know ranges are inquisitive about new shooters to their range and want to know if they know about safety etc. but I also haven’t seen anyone who’s willing to answer questions and fill out paperwork refused, either.
I’m not saying I don’t believe you - I just have not seen or heard of it until now. The only way I can see this being the case if the suicidee doesn’t own a gun and goes to a range to rent one to shoot. If I owned a weapon and wanted to off myself, I’d do it in the comfort of my home.
The M1 Carbine replaced the Garand for standard issue in WWII, particularly in the Pacific Front. I own 4 of them and they aren’t pea shooters, despite how they look.
I’ve also read where the M1 Carbine was also intended as a replacement for the 1911A1 because it was cheaper to produce.
That is where we lost the moral battle.
That is what I do not understand. She had a son who was old enough to be living on his own. She apparently had him living there because he was emotionally disturbed in some way and she wanted to baby him due to his problems.
So why leave guns unlocked with a troubled child in the home?
Do a Google, news search for 'suicide" and 'shooting range'. I've read a dozen articles on them. Not uncommon.
No mention of the fact that he also stole her car, after killing her, to get to the school. Why is there no outrage and calling for “car control”?
Okay...I believe you...I just said I’d never heard of it. And, in this day and age, I’d think the anti-gun media wouldn’t miss a chance to spread the news.
Chinese guy enters school in gun free China a slices 22 children on the same day. If these nimrods want to talk lets talk the truth and come up with a solution instead of an agenda on the backs of our dead children, what do you say despicable political rat bastards?
The M1 Carbine was issued to squad leaders and officers as a lighter weapon along with the M1911. Smaller and lighter weapons were necessary for leaders, tankers, airborne, vehicle drivers etc. If you have a M1 Carbine made by the Rock-Ola juke box company in excellent condition, they are rare and sought by collectors.
They were also issued to Paratroopers. In both “War Baby and “War Baby comes home” you will see few pictures of Garands in the Pacific in the later war years - not just to officers and squad leaders.
The best M1 I have is a fully-correct Inland Paratrooper M1 seconded by a complete Winchester carbine with high-wood and I-hole stock. Both are top of the line...
Women in Switzerland. The second photo is traditionally dressed participants of the "Wyberschiesset" (women shooting contest).
It's always sex with you people.
I expect we'll soon see a new federal law (among many new federal laws) that prohibit gun possession in any household where any resident has been prescribed any SSRI/ADD type psychotropic drug or any resident has been under psychiatric care. Meaning if your kid is taking Adderall or Ritalin, no guns will be allowed in your home. Won't be surprised to see it include any prior misdemeanor drug or DUI conviction. Gun control is coming folks. You can count on it. This isn't going to quietly disappear after a week like so many of the other mass shootings did. Twenty dead kindergartners a week before Christmas changes things.
Remember “The Great Gun Show Massacre”?
You should pick up a Ruger Blackhawk in .30M1. Really fun and accurate.
How very misogynistic of you! I didn't know that firearms were "male". Tell that to mine!!!! You're an ass.
The guns were in her name so she probably bought them herself. Some women can buy guns without help from men.
It’s being reported that his brother said Adam was autistic. Another report claimed that the mother home schooled him for some of his high school years and also that the mother had retired in order to care for Adam
Many autistic people cannot live on their own.
It’s being reported that the parent’s divorce was amicable and that the mother was receiving close to 300K/year in alimony-a very generous sum.
My take is that the alimony payment was to take the place of the salary the mother gave up by retiring. It seems that the family was trying its best to take care of the son themselves rather than institutionalize him. If true, that’s noble, IMO.
Perhaps the mother’s interest in guns/shooting was because the son showed an interest in it and she was trying to do something with him that he liked. The father will shed light on this. Maybe he liked to shoot with his son when we came to visit him.
We’ll find out eventually. The father and probably brother know, but have no doubt been advised by lawyers not to say anything that would put themselves in jeopardy.
Will look it up. I have a Ruger Bisely Blackhawk in 45 Colt. It does well.
The M1 Carbine was also Audie Murphy’s preferred weapon.
Yes.....except for the time atop that burning tank spraying the Ma Deuce at the Germans