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Killerís Mother, His First Victim, Was a Gun Enthusiast, Friends Say
NY Times ^ | 12/15/12

Posted on 12/15/2012 12:54:40 PM PST by BunnySlippers

She often went to a local restaurant and music spot, My Place, where she sat at the bar, according to a manager there who gave her name only as Louise. Ms. Lanza typically came to My Place alone, said another acquaintance, Dan Holmes, owner of Holmes Fine Gardens, a landscaping company in Newtown, who also met her at the bar.

At craft beer tastings on Tuesday evenings, he recalled, she liked to talk about her gun collection.

“She had several different guns,” he said. “I don’t know how many. She would go target shooting with her kids.”

Law enforcement officials said they believed that the guns were acquired lawfully and registered.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; connecticut; lanza; nancylanza; newtown; sandyhook
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A different picture of mom.
1 posted on 12/15/2012 12:54:45 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers

Please add MATT FLEGENHEIMER and RAVI SOMAIYA as authors.


2 posted on 12/15/2012 12:55:53 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Yes, they have. Don't you read?I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

She would go target shooting with her kids


3 posted on 12/15/2012 1:03:08 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Wow, bad woman..!

She was single and OWNED GUNS...!

She even SPOKE about them..!!! //

How many places outside of NYC, Madison or Berkeley does this sound evil...?


4 posted on 12/15/2012 1:03:35 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

!!!!


5 posted on 12/15/2012 1:04:51 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Yes, they have. Don't you read?I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

I refuse to read this, but I’ve got an idea that the NYT is trying to cleverly hint that, as a gun owner, she had it coming.

I really hope the people that write this crap burn in hell . . . soon.


6 posted on 12/15/2012 1:05:29 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: gaijin

Marksmanship might help him focus his mind a bit more and, with his busy dad out of the house, teach him a little about being a man.

I don’t follow how this is bad at all.


7 posted on 12/15/2012 1:05:52 PM PST by gaijin
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To: JohnBrowdie

Nuking the NYT. i approve!


8 posted on 12/15/2012 1:07:40 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Yes, they have. Don't you read?I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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Did you see the interview just now from the coroner? Aside from he should never be allowed within 50 feet of a microphone ever again, it was horrific. The children had between 3-11 gunshots each. That was very angry insane overkill. That takes it to a whole new level.

As for the mother having guns, well, there are many gun enthusiasts who don't go on crazed rampages. Geez, how many guns did George Washington have? Oh, yeah, he was a radical who turn on his English countrymen. The msm will spin this so there's nothing close to reality. Just like yesterday where there wasn't 10% of the truth from them.

9 posted on 12/15/2012 1:07:51 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

yup.

Won’t be long before the shooter is the victim.


10 posted on 12/15/2012 1:08:45 PM PST by digger48
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To: BunnySlippers

One has to question mom training her psychiatrically ill son how to shoot and giving him free access to her gun collection. Flame away, but I sense something was a little off about this mother.


11 posted on 12/15/2012 1:09:12 PM PST by BlueStateRightist (Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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She had a nutted up son and took him target shooting. Everything right with teaching normal functioning kids about guns and taking them to the range, nothing ok with allowing a troubled one near your guns.
12 posted on 12/15/2012 1:09:30 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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Hate to say this, but if it were me, and my son was a bit of a problem, then I wouldn’t have guns in the house. She had to know he had some ‘issues’...


13 posted on 12/15/2012 1:10:34 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: bgill

OMG!!!


14 posted on 12/15/2012 1:11:31 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Yes, they have. Don't you read?I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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I don’t see how this does ANYTHING but hurt the gun control argument. The legal owner used them for TARGET SHOOTING and the murderous family member STOLE her guns, used them to MURDER her and 25 other innocent people.


15 posted on 12/15/2012 1:11:44 PM PST by jeff19
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To: BunnySlippers

There’s only one detail that matters - her son was nuts.


16 posted on 12/15/2012 1:11:50 PM PST by skeeter
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To: bgill

That was painful to watch..was the coroner on something?? Someone should’ve jumped in to save him.

As for the details..absolutely horrific. this was an angry, enraged, vengeful killing. But why innocent children?


17 posted on 12/15/2012 1:15:56 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: BunnySlippers

In most of these massacre cases people drop the ball. The way they drop it is by not taking responsibility for the situation. The professor/shrink in aurora who ignored the threats including drawings. The VA tech shooter whose parents shipped him off to school without treatment. This case appears to have a mother who may have been in denial. She may be dead, but that doesn’t lessen her responsibility if she knew the kid was a threat.


18 posted on 12/15/2012 1:17:48 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: JohnBrowdie

;)


19 posted on 12/15/2012 1:18:52 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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There is no “gun control argument”. We have controls. They’re interested in gun elimination...period.


20 posted on 12/15/2012 1:19:48 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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