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CT Shooter Adam Lanza

Learned How to Fire Guns

... From His Mom

12/16/2012 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1216_adam_lanza_mom_abcMass murderer Adam Lanza learned everything he knew about firearms ... from his mother.

Adam's mom, Nancy Lanza -- who was Adam's first victim -- was an avid gun collector who reportedly bragged to friends and neighbors about her weapons and took her son to several firing ranges to teach him how to shoot ... in the months leading up to his deadly assault.

One of Nancy's neighbors, Dan Holmes, told the NY Post ... Nancy was a gun enthusiast ... an avid collector ... often taking her kids to the gun range, infusing them with her obsession with firearms.

Adam used several different guns when he opened fire on Sandy Hook Elementary school earlier this week ... all of which were registered to his mother.

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136.

Sunshine    

Laws are to keep the honest people at bay, not the crazies or the criminals.

584 days ago
137.

Diamond Goddess!    

More a mental health issue than a gun issue, really.
(Although who really needs automatic assault weapons, other than the police?)
Things about which I wonder:
1. WHY are people having so MANY more jacked-up kids these days? (I've taught dance on and off and have seen it in person.)
2. These people are rich. Why keep hassling the public school system about their inability to deal with this kid? Why not spend some money for a special school or whatever? Denial?
3. Why teach a messed-up kid proficiency with weapons? Is it denial (even though they were obviously aware this kid had problems?)
4. Why is the concept off Institutionalizing people a dirty word? Now they wait until the person offends, and throw 'em in prison . (Are prisons more lucrative than mental institutions?)
Ugh!!!
Beyond tragic for all concerned.

584 days ago
138.

wil    

WHY?? WHY do you continue to sensationalize this tragic story ?Why is there focus on this deranged kid?Let's work to stop this insanity ,instead of working titillating bits about a murdered mother and a completely insane,suicidal son..Get the focus on the fix...not the rubberneck mentality of another horrific preventable and completely unjust loss of innocent lives...wake up! Come on!

584 days ago
139.

Lori    

I thought the "real news" said there was no evidence to indicate this was true. Did I miss an update that confirmed it, or is TMZ just up to their usual sensationalist "reporting?"

584 days ago
140.

Twilightstar    

Adam was a nut. He murdered his mother and stole her guns to slaughter innocents. Why is that now becoming an indictment against law-abiding gun owners?

Outlawing guns will never ever stop nuts or criminals from getting their hands on one.

A nut is a nut, you can analyse for ages and you will never know for sure how they reason. Criminals don't give a damn about you and your silly laws. They do whatever they want and get a slap on the wrist for it.

Does anyone actually believe that Adam was concerned about breaking the law on Friday?

The good news is that evil ba#ta%d is dead. We don't have to look at his ugly face on the news every night, pay for his lawyer and keep him alive in jail for the next 50 years.

584 days ago
141.

Karen    

I love tmz, but please STOP talking about this guy! Discuss the the victims and the survivors! This guy is getting what he wanted...

584 days ago
142.

KCINDY    

Teach your kids to kill Bambi and it's mother for sport don't be surprised when they kill you and other defenseless children.

584 days ago
143.

MichelleWW    

This is not fact. People are just taking bits of gossip and running with it.

584 days ago
144.

nhyink1     

God rest those angels...lets not make it about race. Instead lets make it about the victims and their families.

584 days ago
145.

Caliwestsidegirl    

People.com just released photos of the children who died at the hands of this evil monster and I am completely heartbroken seeing their beautiful photos. May God be with these beautiful children and the Teachers who passed on forever and provide them eternal piece and serenity this Christmas. :*(

584 days ago
146.

iHawkk    

That little piece of ****....what the hell does he know about anything....I'm glad he's dead

584 days ago
147.

Connecticut Sam    

I blame the mother for buying the guns and let her son use the.

584 days ago
148.

Caliwestsidegirl    

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/urge-congress-advance-federal-legislation-banning-sale-assault-rifles-high-capacity-magazines/ssgnNqVT?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

584 days ago
149.

anya2u    

The responsibility of his parents.... especially the custodial one.... was FIRST to get their son the help he obviously needed for a long time and SECONDLY to make sure he did not have access to items that could be used to hurt himself or anyone else!
These parents apparently had the monetary means to provide for those things and the moral responsibility to protect him, and the rest of society from him. but failed miserably to do so.

584 days ago
150.

BB not bb    

It is not because the kid learned how to shoot guns that this happened. If you were going to use that logic, you would have to say that disarming your military is the safest way to avoid someone stealing your bombs and killing your own people.


You can also teach someone how to fight and defend themselves. There is a martial arts school on every corner. The problem is when you mix psych meds and mind control with knowledge of how to fight, then you can have a dangerous element.


I am wondering, if the staff immediately phoned 911, how long did it take for the cops to get there? It is reported that parents had no idea what was going on for 45 minutes to an hour. If this kid was marching around shooting people for an hour, that could by why so many ended up dead.


I think this scenario only illustrates the necessity of firearms to prevent one perosn from taking out nearly a whole school. All you need is one person with guns, and it seems that every other person there is at his mercy.

584 days ago
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