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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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sweetsue    

It has nothing to do with the hours the kid watched action movies, played video games that had nothing but violence, listened to gangsta rap - it has to do with a mother who taught the boy the proper way to use a gun? It is the media that makes the wannabees come out with all of their sensational garbage. You (the media) are nothing but parasites when something like this happen. Find a reason? Brainwashed kids who see someone die and like hollywood - it isn't real.

586 days ago
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I am Spartacus    

I also read the mom was not connected to the school in any way... i really wish media outlets would be more responsible in getting facts instead of being so concerned with getting the story out as fast as possible. I went from hearing that he killed his mother's class and her in the classroom, to hearing he killed her at home and then went to her school to now hearing she had no connection to the school. It makes it even more disturbing that he would just randomly go to a school and shoot kids.

586 days ago
18.

Toilethead    

We need gun control now. Screw the NRA and the gun crazies.

586 days ago
19.

static    

Why not ban cars? More people are killed by them than guns.

586 days ago
20.

~ ThE sHiELd ~    

If U want 2 end your own life? Ok.... But when people as I say 'play god' then that really, really is a selfish act of hate!!!! We see/read this all 2 often!!!!!!

586 days ago
21.

Jon-Paul Stone    

What happened is a tragedy beyond comprehension. I cannot think of many, if any that can compare due to the fact that the lion share of the victims were under 10 years old. However, assault rifles were not used in the attack. It was a Bushmaster .223 which is commonly, and designed for, hunting deer and other game. He also used 9mm Glock and Sig Saure hand guns. Again, guns common among law enforcement as well as other armed security and gun enthusiasts. To be a gun enthusiast is not to be what some would call a “gun nut.” I have a few guns and arm myself to protect myself and my family against people that comment such crimes as we saw recently at Sandy Hook and other places. I would never, ever, shoot at a person unless they posed an eminent danger to my or another’s life. We hear it time and again and it is true. Guns alone do not kill people it takes someone behind it to pull the trigger. And while I do not think that regular citizens need AR15 fully automatic assault rifles, taking the right to own guns away all together is not the answer. Anyone determined enough to kill or do harm will be able to get a gun legal or not. It would only prevent sane, law abiding citizens from protecting themselves and others from people like Mr. Lanza.

586 days ago
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~ ThE sHiELd ~    

2many followers

586 days ago
23.

Danielle    

What is the point of this article, TMZ? It sounds like you are trying to blame the mother?

586 days ago
24.

Linn    

Ummm, she probably has kitchen, they probably have chemicals to clean their house, may have rope in the garage. The point is the weapons don't kill people, people kill people. Make your articles a little more objective!

586 days ago
25.

~ ThE sHiELd ~    

Not enuff leaders. God Bless

586 days ago
26.

~ ThE sHiELd ~    

I do not have children. But my wife works in a classroom.

586 days ago
27.

Chuck T    

Enjoy that gun collection Nancy. It sure is impressive.

586 days ago
28.

Melissa    

I`m going to come right out and say it .....

Anti gun propaganda is being stuffed down our throats so that we buy into it, highly dilute the amount of weapons citizens own so that when the police state hits, they are less able to protect themselves.

This is really about your freedom people. Open your eyes to the larger objective of those want to cause you and your family harm.

586 days ago
29.

The Man They Call Louis    

Who cares about this little ****?. What about the victims?...what about the children he killed?.

586 days ago
30.

AlwaysHigh420    

Since when did TMZ start considering themselves as a legitimate news source? You guys need to stick to reporting on who flashed their gash getting out of a car and which rapper is being busted for domestic violence or drugs. You certainly have no reason to be reporting on an actual news story. Stick to what you are best at, unless you plan on hiring serious journalists committed to reporting facts, not Bull**** hate mongering against a constitutional right!

586 days ago
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