Skip to comments.Adam Lanza wore earplugs, rapidly changed clips, shot up cars in parking lot: report
Posted on 01/07/2013 2:34:19 PM PST by jimbo123
Investigators puzzled by why Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza wore earplugs during the massacre if he knew he was going to kill himself. Separately, evidence shows Lanza reloaded his weapon before the magazines were spent, leading to questions about whether he was influenced by the first-person shooter games he spent hours playing.
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Confused? Gunfire is painfully loud.
Yeah, let’s ignore the whole mental illness thing, and focus on demonizing video games.
Typical leftist logic, ignore the issue at hand by straining at gnats.
The early magazine changes actually was probably related to Call of Duty strategy. People do that all the time in that game ... hange magazines between engagements, even if you’re not quite out, so you don’t get caught reloading during a gunfight.
He probably wore earplugs to protect his ears from the noise. He was still going to kill himself ... he just didn’t want his ears to bleed early.
Bad site too, big AWB push after the article.
WHAT MEDS WAS THE KILLER ON?????? That is ALL I want to know now.....and that’s the ONLY THINK I WILL NEVER KNOW!!! I’ll know what color his underwear was before I’ll know what Pschye drugs he was on.
I was Field Artillery. Gunfire is not that loud for cripes sake!
Freaking burns the few times I’ve fired with loose muffs even.
I think that's all the poster was saying.
The practice of re-loading before being out is, IMO, video game influenced if not conditioned.
even nuts want to protect their hearing...
He had been to the range before. Earplugs are just part of the preparation for shooting. Habits are hard to break.
As for reloading before your magazines run dry, that is taught in every shooting school in the world, and is a part of the more realistic FPS games.
“If you aren’t shooting, you’re moving. If you aren’t moving, you’re reloading.” Its not really that big of a mystery.
Austics often have severe problems with loud noises.
Not really a shocker here.
Anybody notice these were HANDGUNS!?!?!?!
The long gun remained in the trunk of his car and WAS NOT USED IN THE CRIME!!!!!!
Then you are holding the firearm too close to your crotch.
wtf is your problem?
“I was Field Artillery.”
Redleg here, too. Now, WHAT DID YOU SAY? COULD’T HEAR YOU.
Sometimes the ‘crack’ of a shot can be painful.
Earplugs were probably SOP when he followed his mom to the range, too.
I don’t read anything into the fact he was wearing them.
I’m curious as to why post a story from a website that is obviously anti-gun and pro-liberal?
What? I can't hear you.
Jet engines and firearms means that I don't get to hear some of my grandchildren. Shooting inside a closed room is hearing ruining.
You’d think that by now the journalism “schools” would offer Gun Terminology 101 as a freshman core class these days. Drives me crazy too.
If Lanza really was on the autistic spectrum, then his violent outburst could just have been the result of his neurology.
In certain cases, Austistic people can have explosive rage like that, although it’s not the norm, and typically doesn’t result in incidents this atrocious.
I know a lot of people here are beating the drum about adverse reactions in SSRIs, but this may be a more likely factor.
I never had burning from firing a weapon. The times I got caught off guard and had a 155mm shoot before I could get my ears protected I hand ringing, but never burning.
The only thing I could think of, was you held it too close to your crotch.
Try adjusting the elevation.
I dunno, I am trying to help.
“Yeah, lets ignore the whole mental illness thing, and focus on demonizing video games.”
You notice how the whole mental illness issue has dropped by the wayside and now its wall to wall gun control hyperbole.
This is because it is being used as a vehicle to further that agenda never mind solving anything.
I heard an idiot the other day saying that we don’t want to stigmatize mentally ill people as a result of this. But its OK to stigmatize millions of law abiding gun owners to further a political agenda.
Phony sons of bitches, all of them.
Man, it is inside a building. Go to your outdoor shed and shoot an AR-15 thru the open door toward someplace safe in your back yard. BOOM!! Your ears will ring for 5 minutes.
Only an idiot who knew NOTHING about guns could be surprised that he wore earplugs, or that he often changed mags.
1. gunfire is loud
2. gunfire in a classroom is MUCH louder
3. swapping a mag before it’s dry is a little faster than one that’s totally empty
Imagine your job was to write about cars, after an extremely important car event. But you didn’t understand why drivers inside wore gloves. Or that they had to use KEYS. And you WROTE that in your car article.
THAT is how stupid this gun writer is.
But since they’re liberal, they’re SMART.
Changed 30 rd. mags before empty?Some were half full?If that is the case it shows that a ban on High Cap Mags is senseless.
Not just ear ringing, it’s like getting whomped upside the head to me. This guy’s obviously either a super badass or deaf.
They are trying to find rational explanations for irrational actions and behavior.
Got the ring part, been there done that.
It’s not that bad.
“I was Field Artillery. Gunfire is not that loud for cripes sake!”
I was Armor....and I spent 18 months with the 4.2” mortars. I also fire the self propelled Howitzers a time or two.
They are all loud...and your location relative to the gun orientation made a huge difference.
But...if you have ever fired a rifle indoors (not in a sound deadened indoor range or metal building....but inside a masonary building like this school), you will appreciate the painful ‘crack’ that it makes. Its painful, and differs fom the low boom of artillery.
Often called a tactical reload
No matter how many times you repeat the truth...
why would MOM think someone with a mental illness should be playing those games when those are the people who would be influenced the most?
Drives me crazy too.
They can’t even spell at times either and their composition is High School quality.
1) What is Austics?
2) Assuming you meant Autistic, where is the evidence that Adam Lanza had Autism (or Asperger's Syndrome)? 3) I work with Autistic children, and am not appreciative of those who are attempting to equate Autism with violent behaviors such as what Adam Lanza did.
Even soft noises.
I recently got rid of a roommate who I suspected had Asperger's -- something neurological (her mother was schizophrenic). She had severe sensory issues. She bought tons of rugs for everyone to tiptoe around on and even wrapped the bathroom hook lock in tape because it made too much noise when inserted into the loop.
Other things she did? Hoard food (e.g. several jars of mayonnaise and cartons of eggs, all past their expiration date). Totally paranoid -- would barricade her door whenever a guest stayed over. She put a slip of paper at the top to see if someone had entered her room (slip would fall out).
Can anyone guess why I wanted her out?
I read the bio of the retarded Mr. Caulfied, who does not understand why a man shooting indoors wore ear-plugs.
He went to a really bad journalism school, right?
He went to the Columbia School of Journalism —the very best one.
Or possibly, ignore the fact this was a terrorist attack masterminded by someone abroad using an American resident to perpetrate the attack; Just like 9/11. Destruction of Lanza’s hard drive was of paramount importance, perhaps to protect the identity of those he corresponded with. This has ‘Chechnyan’ massacre written all over it.
Browsing yesterday I saw an article that documents all the mass killers over the decade and what prescription drugs they were on. ...Ritalin was mentioned a lot.
I got it. Been there, done that too. If you are going out to take out the world, then kill yourself, why worry about you hearing?
That’s all I am saying.
Yeah, I get it, it is loud, but if you have been around it a lot, it’s not that hard to work through.
“when he followed his mom to the range, too.”
Where is the testimony on that? Who saw him there and when? What are the records? History?
We don’t actually know a whole bunch of stuff, including what went on and why. We hear opinion, meme, Administration/enemedia messages. Even from law enforcement, whose boss is Eric the Red.
Actually, the top cop for the Sandy Hook shooting stated several times during several news briefings the primary weapon was the Bushmaster 5.56 rifle, and that the only handgun used was used by Lanza to end his own life. The weapon left inside the trunk of the car was a shotgun.
Ultimately, I agree with you. I don’t like psychoanalyzing these people.
Too many people in the media are trying to sell us that evil doesn’t exist, and that this is just “mental illness”.
Ultimately, who gives a damn if he had some condition. What he did was evil, and the media needs to stop rationalizing to support their moral relativist ideology.
Not to mention that equating Evil with Mental Illness is rather insulting to people who suffer it.
This morning’s Hartford Courant ran this story....saying *they* found thousands of dollars of video games in the mother’s home.
Cops are still silent...everything now that comes out is attributed to *sources.*
If you trained with plugs it seems natural you might be inclined to wear them during the real thing.
Where did the article mention the use of any specific type of weapon?