Skip to comments.State Police Identify Weapons Used In Sandy Hook Investigation; Investigation Continues
Posted on 01/18/2013 2:12:13 PM PST by Uncle Chip
In press conferences that have been held since 12/14, the Connecticut State Police have identified all of the weapons seized from the crime scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"To eliminate any confusion or misinformation, we will again describe and identify the weapons seized at the school crime scene," Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt J. Paul Vance said Friday, January 18, via a press release.
Seized inside the school were the following: a Bushmaster .223 caliber-- model XM15-E2S rifle with high capacity 30 round clips; a Glock 10 mm handgun; and a Sig-Sauer P226 9mm handgun.
Seized from the suspects car in parking lot was a Izhmash Canta-12 12 gauge Shotgun.
The case remains under investigation.
(Excerpt) Read more at newtownbee.com ...
.223 ammunition clips can only hold 10 rounds, not 30.
A State Police Lt. said this?
Never seen a Bushmaster AR use one of these.
SKS does as well, 10 rounds. Will knock the bark right off of your thumb if you don't do it right.
"As the police probe has progressed, some facts of the case have become clear.
"According to a reliable local law enforcement source, Adam Lanza attempted to destroy all his computer equipment to prevent any tracing of his Internet usage and his electronic correspondence. It is thought that "some or most" of the computer data will be retrieved from the damaged equipment.
"The source confirmed that Lanza used a Bushmaster-brand military-style semiautomatic assault rifle to kill all victims at the school. Lanza also carried two pistols.
"Also, Lanza used a different rifle to kill his mother by firing four shots at her while she was in bed at home, according to the source. Adam Lanza left that rifle at Lanza residence.
"Also, Lanza shot more than 100 rounds and possibly hundreds of rounds of ammunition at the school, according to the source.
"Lanza was not wearing any "body armor" when the school incident occurred.
"A man with a gun who was spotted in the woods near the school on the day of the incident was an off-duty tactical squad police officer from another town, according to the source."
The 1903 Springfield (the standard USA battle weapon from WWI up to the beginning of WWII, when it was replaced by the M1 Garand) employed a five-round clip. In fact, the 1903 Springfield, as a surplus rifle, became a very common deer hunting rifle in civilian use (hell, when I was in the US Air Force, I belonged to the Rod & Gun Club on several of the bases on which I was stationed, and at one in Texas we used Club 1903s to hunt javelina). It was chambered in .30-06, as was the Garand.
Nope — whoever said that was wrong.
In b4 the first FReeper denying this report because they have links to video showing proof of other weapons being removed.
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True enough. Not a ‘go to’ caliber for most folks.
A 10-round stripper clip can be used to load the SKS, into the fixed/box magazine.
I always thought of them as a stripper clip as they never stayed in the gun but you had to strip the rounds out of them into the gun. Of course you could get in trouble for calling a rifle a gun as a gun was used on battleships and the artillery used guns also.
The ME stated the victims were all killed with the rifle. Lt. Vance has said that “hundreds” of rounds were fired, and the ME said there were between 3-11 wounds on the victims that he personally autopsied.
I hqce stripped clips for my Springfield M1A but, I can’t even feed 5rounds into the mag without the handy tool for breaking down my gun.
I tried over and over but gave up. You need some mists to fill an inserted mag off stripped clips.