Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap
Posted on 12/18/2012 2:34:55 PM PST by servo1969
From what I've been told, Adam was aware of her petitioning the court for conservatorship and (her) plans to have him committed," Flashman told FoxNews.com. "Adam was apparently very upset about this. He thought she just wanted to send him away. From what I understand, he was really, really angry. I think this could have been it, what set him off.
A senior law enforcement official involved in the investigation confirmed that Lanza's anger at his mother over plans for his future mental health treatment is being looked at as a possible motive for the deadly shooting.
Flashman was told Nancy Lanza had begun filing paperwork to get conservatorship over her troubled son, but that could not be confirmed because a court official told FoxNews.com such records are sealed. The move would have been necessary for her to gain the legal right to commit an adult to a hospital or psychiatric facility against his will. A competency hearing had not yet been held.
Adam Lanza attended the Sandy Hook School as a boy, according to Flashman, who said Nancy Lanza had volunteered there for several years. Two law enforcement sources said they believed Nancy Lanza had been volunteering with kindergartners at the school. Most of Lanza's victims were first graders sources believe Nancy Lanza may have worked with last year.
Flashman said Nancy Lanza was also good friends with the schools principal and psychologistboth of whom were killed in the shooting rampage.
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And here I thought Flashman kicked the bucket about 100 years ago.
The old boy is amazing!
I’ve known of firearms enthusiasts who have committed suicide rather than be served a mental health committment and therefore banned from possession.
Let us see if Fox is the sole outlet for this possible motive...
Very plausible scenario
We need to send congratulations, along with Christmas cards to the ACLU in honor of their murderous stupidity over denying this mother a way of easily committing her son.
If you have someone in your house on anti psychotic meds, and you think they really need to be committed.
LOCK UP YOUR GUNS.
A good gun safe is not that expensive.
More at the link- this begins to put the pieces together.
Who is Flashman?
See, what we need to do is not commit people and they won’t have this fear and won’t go nuts.
Of course they are already nuts
Its possible the mother had the weapons locked up..since he was trying to purchase another gun but was refused since there was a 48 hour background check wait and he didnt want to wait. Its possible that the day of the shooting he somehow was able to break the lock or figure out the pass code to get them..otherwise why did he try to purchase another gun
So was he on Meds?? Seeing a pysciatrist?
He did this in lieu of committal?
Sounds like preventable considering he was at the school the day before. LE should have definitely been notified. Maybe the court was asking the school for records.
Of course he did the crime....but we have to look at our system and LISTEN to parents as real people....
I read she was trying to get him into college to study engineering and was willing to move with him. So many different stories. I doubt we’ll never know the truth.
Good question. I haven’t a clue.
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.
It makes sense if he was jealous of his mother’s working with the kindergarteners.
That bass turd psycho didn’t just snap, he planned to kill! Where the hell was his “father”?
It’s possible the school principle and councilor
were influencing his mother to try and get him help
and this is why he killed them.
We won’t know for a long time.
That will not stop the forces of liberalism from
using this as an excuse to disarm the rest of us.
Sounds like a great excuse to stop talking about mental illness and get back to the banning of guns.