Skip to comments.Source: CT Murderer Lived in Windowless Basement Playing Violent Video Games
Posted on 12/18/2012 10:18:09 AM PST by drewh
Adam Lanza, the shooter who massacred 20 children and six adults last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School, spent hours in the windowless basement of his home playing violent video games like "Call of Duty" and obsessing over "guns and military equipment."
Peter Wlasuk, a plumber who worked at the Lanza home, told The Sun that Lanza "lived in the basement" and he found it "strange."
"He had a proper set up down there computers, a bathroom, bed and desk and a TV," Wlasuk said. "There were no windows.
Wlasuk said he went down to the basement on numerous occasions while doing work at Lanza's home and said Lanza also had a "huge poster with every tank ever made" and another one with "every piece of military equipment the U.S. ever made." He said the Lanza brothers could tell "you about guns they had never seen from the 40s, 50s and 60s."
Lanza was suspected of being mentally ill and may have had Asperger's. His high school assigned him to a counselor because they feared he may harm himself but not others.
According to reports, Lanza's mother was a "a gun enthusiast who owned at least five weapons" and "took her younger son to a local firing range just days before the rampage."
A family friend told NBC that Lanza's mother said she wanted to introduce Adam to guns to teach him a "sense of responsibility."
Guns require a lot of respect and she really tried to instill that," the friend said. "And he took to it. He loved being careful with them. He made it a source of pride.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Liberals: Ms. Lanza, we know you were murdered by the child you love but we’re sorry, we’re going to have to throw you under the bus. But please know we will name the gun confiscation legislation the “Ms. Lanza 2nd Amendment Abolishment Act” in your honor.”
His personal rage and hatred made him a murderer, and his paranoid schizophrenia probably influenced his choice of target.
So now any boy who has pictures or posters of guns, tanks, fighter jets, naval destroyers, or computers and video game consoles is going to shoot up a school? GTFO!
I had posters of fighter jets and rifles on my walls as a child, and I never once considered shooting up a school or killing anyone; AND I was bullied!
As I got older, I simply made it a goal to collect a majority of the rifles on that poster. hehe
So far, I’ve got a long way to go.
If she had made that unpleasant but necessary choice, things would have ended differently for her and for 26 other innocent people.
Sounds like a zoning code violation, unless there was an exit door in addition to the “normal” stairway.
Better get the building code enforcers over there STAT !!!
Crazy people are crazy. All of this is silly BS.
My Video game has killed less people than Ted Kennedy’s car.
I want to know if he was on any psychotropic medication before his rampage also.
His mother knew he had severe emotional issues and failed to secure her weapons. She screwed up.
I wonder if anyone has spotted a relationship between the size of the government debt and the number of these kinds of mass murders.
I think big government is the cause. If Obama really wants to do something ...
(Can you imagine the conniptions if someone actually showed such a relationship? Can you imagine how fast Obama would back off the “We have to do something” meme?)
I was thinking myself that occupied square footage without some means of exterior egress is a big no-no. Not just a zoning violation but illegal. What if there were a fire?
Cowardly Adam Lanza, 20, was driven to carry out the bloody killings after his parents split up and his friends alienated him, reports emerging from America revealed.
Chillingly, his favourite video game was said to be a shockingly violent fantasy war game called Dynasty Warriors which is thought to have given him inspiration to act on his darkest thoughts.
How long til some lib wants to ban basements?
I blame Elvis.
In all seriousness I believe that there is a sickness throughout much of society that is being inflicted on children from a very early age. Hell we’re telling kindergarteners that their parents destroyed the planet and its a hopeless situation. They’re telling them that homosexuality is normal and not having those thoughts is abnormal.
At home most families are dual breadwinner families with little parental guidance most of the time. No one is there to monitor the games and TV. Many families barely speak to each other.
Throw mental illness on top of it and you have a recipe for disaster.
Time to ban online sales of video games. I sure hope Senator Emeritus Feinstein issues tough legislation on windowless basement apartments too.
I know a Bass player who had every model of airplane and tank used by all sides in WWII. He moved to Germany and owns Marco’s Miniatures where he makes miniature musical instruments and is a model broker for people around the work who want to buy vintage Revelle models from WW II.
Fine, blame hollywood, blame culture, blame away. Liberals removed God. Expect Satan to fill the void.
Thanks to our lovely courts, you can't do that against his will unless he has committed a crime.
That was my observation.
Every bedroom needs two means of egress in order to pass code.
Likely there are millions who don’t know this and violate in ignorance.
Sounds like 'Full Metal Jacket'.
An operable window that can be opened and closed, large enough for a human being to pass through qualifies as an egress window.
I think the plumber was painting a little bit more of a creepy picture than reality. There was an exterior door, window or both. He jsut didn’t see them.
Those who blame video games are no better, nor more wise, than those who blame guns.
I’ve seen people get more angry and psychotic playing tennis than playing video games.... In fact, I’ve seen actual violence resulting from tennis matches.
Heck, I’ve seen more violent behavior resulting from a single game of Monopoly than video games. And that’s a fact.
...I’ve seen marriages dissolve over Monopoly... Geez...
I also built models of fighter planes, battleships, etc...and I even had a number of toy guns in my younger days.
When this happened, all I could think of was, this could easily have been my son.
Over the past few days, I have felt a lot better about this choice. when he called me last night, like he does every Monday night, he all but thanked me for putting him in the “School”. He is a few weeks shy of 18, and is in a secure residential setting, with others like him.
Look how many people were saved by the hours he spent gaming instead of murdering.
You must have been heartbroken, but you put your son's best interests first.
If more people made that kind of sacrifice, a lot of damage to civil society could be spared.
I agree. My SIL is an adult slow learner who also has mental illness. We had to jump thru hoops to get guardianship and prove she was not capable of caring for herself. Lanza sounds as if he was high functioning (took college courses, drove a car), it would have been very difficult for a parent to get a judge to declare him as an adult incapable of taking care of himself.
The Japanese culture of gaming often focuses on samurai and ninjas. Games like Assassin’s Creed have also been cited as “reasons for violence,” but in this case, the violent acts are committed with swords. I doubt the kid got anything out of the games but some odd sense of satisfaction slicing through throngs of warriors.
Not as easy as it sounds. Nowhere near.
Yes. The void inside the killer must be filled and the blood lust has to be satiated one way or the other.
The video game(s) probably saved lives for a long period of time.
Look up serial killers that take long periods of time off and you will find that they found alternative outlets.
The void must be filled, one way or the other.
“Maybe I’m jaded, but I’d hardly call Dynasty Warriors shockingly violent. And I’d be surprised if it was anyone’s favorite game. Check out gameplay footage here - curious if others find it shocking.
FWIW, Adam Lanza has not been referred to on-air or in print as the “alleged” shooter. I have noticed that this word was applied to Ryan Lanza at first, or later to his deceased brother Adam Lanza. And I’ve been listening for the word...”alleged”.
“His mother knew he had severe emotional issues and failed to secure her weapons. She screwed up.”
“Lanza’s mother said she wanted to introduce Adam to guns to teach him a “sense of responsibility.”
Maybe an FR psychiatrist or psychologist can jump in, but it appears to me that the kid was at least a sociopath, and demonstrated by his actions last Friday that he was psychopathic.
And now it turns out that he was being prescribed “Fanapt, an antipsychotic”?
http://www.fanapt.com/index.jsp?irmasrc=FPTWB0013 “Fanapt ... prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.”
In sum, his mother knew her son was psychotic but was allowing him access to firearms.
Salutations and consolations to our lurking lefty friends: In the morbid and quite possibly paranoid attempts of your `opinion leaders’ to assign blame here to `evil guns’, it looks like game, set and match to mental illness. Otherwise known as “liberalism”.
You can all now go crawl back under your rocks with the satisfaction that you actually made a indescribably horrifying matter even worse.
But that’s what you do, isn’t it, you bastards.
Correction: “...this word NOT was applied...”
Correction: “...this word was NOT applied...”
These idiots would have freaked out at all the toy soldiers, tank, military aircraft, and ship models I had as a kid.
Oh, and at all the playing Army in the back yards with toy guns. All the cool kids had linked belts of 7.62x51 brass worn Mexican bandito style. Did I mention I was living at an Army fort at the time?
I agree. The greatest danger to our rights are fools who handle them lightly and selfishly.
I am reminded of a number of incidents: there was an idiot who recently chased a group of teens with an AK-47 because he thought they stole candy from his kids' bags while they were out trick or treating.
There was the moron who gave his 8 year old an Uzi to play with at a gun range and walked away, and the kid died because he couldn't handle the recoil.
Or the moron who decided to pull himself up into his truck's driver's seat the other day with a loaded handgun in one of his hands, and it discharged and killed his toddler.
Or the drunk who emptied a handgun into an SUV full of teenagers in a 7-11 parking lot because they were blasting their music too loud.
There is a general lack of maturity in the population that is undermining the liberty of grownups.
Nobody can explain how one can integrate a controller’s design, with so many buttons, to a gun’s design. Honestly it is his mother who taught him how to shoot, not “violent” video games(what would the supposed motive be if he had just played Tetris in his basement?) but she probably didn’t expect him to do what he decided to do so that point is moot. In the end, I really hate that this guy was smart enough to not leave a trail of breadcrumbs to mark his motives because we are blaming a bunch of phantoms without any evidence otherwise.
I think I was the first one here to post about the Fanapt report buried in one of the news stories.
It now appears that was a false report. Those news sources pulled that aspect of their stories, and there was a post on a forum that someone linked here that the man holding himself out to be “uncle Jonathan Lanza”, who gave the Fanapt report, was a scammer.
Idiot reporters should have asked for ID for someone holding himself out as a close family member.
So this guy lived in his mamma’s basement..sounds like your typical Obama supporter. Has anyone found his “Obama for America” T-shirt or bumper stickers yet
People who love animals (ok Hitler loved his dog, but killed her at he end) tend not to become serial killers, from what I understand. Mom had so much money in alimony it looks like the kid never had to think about learning to work to fend for himself someday. Was he allowed to isolate himself from society in his dark basement room and learn to fear-hate society at large?
the Media Mob is in full bloom.
it does not matter that it was a false report, the seriousness of the report matters. The medium is the message.
The NRA better stop hiding now.