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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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Ih8Taxes    

Way to stay objective TMZ ...(sarcasm).

572 days ago
167.

Elle     

This Saco path crake head is Roting in hell for his horrible dission to kill innocent kids who did nothing. I hate this Saco path for doing this to these innocent kids. My prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims

572 days ago
168.

ethansmommy10    

You make me ill, TMZ. No mention of the victims, only a spotlight for the shooter who likely did this for the fame sites like you give him. Show some respect!

572 days ago
169.

jd    

They need to stop show pictures of this a-hole as a kid. He wasn't a kid, he was a 20 year old adult and his mommy wasn't responsible for him anymore.

572 days ago
170.

drjimmy    

It's the person not the gun??? Dude we let this person have the guns!!!!!! That's the point. This stupid bitch taught her mentally ill son to fire a WMD. !!!!!!!!!

572 days ago
171.

TigerLily    

Why are parents first to blame when a child misbehaved? It must be the parents. Sorry but not on all cases. My parents weren't responsible for my actions as a child, teenager, and especially not as an adult. Please take that creepy picture down!

572 days ago
172.

katie10    

FACTS: all the repubs who are paid and supported by the NRA and spewing BS saying, "We need more education and mental health attention." THOSE repubs are the ones cutting funds for education and health care for the mentally ill. Give me a break. The majority of these kids - young men are extremely bright, highly educated.

This woman is said to have taken her kid out to the firing range and taught him to shoot. Good job.

572 days ago
173.

Gia    

Asperger's isn't to blame for this anymore than him being from up north, a certain religion or just being white. Stop putting a label on autistic kids it's not fair to the rest of them. Aspie's are intelligent, beautiful human beings who do have social awkwardness and weak upper extremities but that doesn't mean their murderers like this guy. I've seen a lot of people who are socially awkward and don't have a mild spectrum disorder. He's a murderer just like everybody else who goes and kills.

572 days ago
174.

katie10    

Elle: nice...! this kid, young man, clearly was mentally ill. your ignorance is what makes the world a hate filled place. these mentally ill people need help, love, whatever...go away, now!

do we have more mentally ill people in this country compared to any other, NO! Do we have more violent video games then any other country, no! Why does this country have these mass, gun filled killings and 15 TIMES more gun violence then any other country on EARTH, because of stupid gun ownership and lack of laws. Other countries don't have this. We have a well funded lobby, the NRA, who was no common sense. We regulate toys and cars more then we regulate guns for god's sake. It's the NRA! It's pathetic. These are the facts!

572 days ago
175.

Eryn    

You cannot defame the dead, TMZ. She was his victim, shame on you for reporting something like this. You trashy, trashy tabloid.

572 days ago
176.

KCINDY    

Why are we entertaining this crazy woman and what she taught and bred! Teach your children to kill Bambi and it's Mother and expect it to have few reservations about killing you, other humans and their babies. The family and friends are lying he is not autistic and they had problems with the animal. Trash their remains and let them stand before God she knew he was a menace to society and had acted out.

572 days ago
177.

katie10    

john mccain received nearly 1/2 million dollars ($500k) from the NRA as well as most of the right wing nutballs in office supporting the NRA. do your research!

THIS COUNTRY HAS 15 X'S MORE GUN VIOLENCE THEN ANY OTHER COUNTRY ON THE PLANET BECAUSE OF THIS LOBBY AND OUR ABILITY TO GET THESE KILLING MACHINES. Gun shows are not regulated or background check. No sane person needs a frickin gun. And stop teaching your children how to shoot them as a toy and going out and teaching them how to execution style innocent animals as a sport. it's disgusting.

572 days ago
178.

danielle    

Its hard to feel sorry for this woman, not because she gave birth to this monster but because she KNEW he had major problems and STILL showed him these guns and how to shoot them at a gun range. I hope theres a special place in hell next to her disgusting son for killing all those beautiful babies. He killed them but her stupidity and bad decisions fuelled this fire!!!

572 days ago
179.

danielle    

Its hard to feel sorry for this woman, not because she gave birth to this monster but because she KNEW he had major problems and STILL showed him these guns and how to shoot them at a gun range. I hope theres a special place in hell next to her disgusting son for killing all those beautiful babies he killed them but her stupidity and bad decisions fuelled this fire!!!

572 days ago
180.

Tiggy    

Anyone on here that is wanting to change the 2nd Amendment, you really really need to go read some History. Most of your comments are based on lies...not one truth. Get off your iwhatever and read a REAL book, educational. You all have it wrong...you don't believe me, read History book.
Obviously our education system is worse off then I thought.

572 days ago
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