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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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31.

Mike    

Sorry, bud. It's not just the fool, it's also the fool's tool

675 days ago
32.

shrte35    

Why were the guns not locked up? As a responsible gun owner that should have been rule

675 days ago
33.

dblonde2000    

As a Canadian, I have to say, it would have been pretty hard for him to kill all these innocent people if all he had was a knife. NO ONE EXCEPT MILITARY PERSONEL should have assault rifles!! Your gun culture is disgusting! Even this tragic event probably won't wake u up.

675 days ago
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TNastyFunktown    

TMZ, do us all a favor and yank his picture down. The media is giving this little creep all too much attention and then wondering why attention seeking individuals continue to commit crimes like this; their posthumous infamy.

675 days ago
35.

Hopemacias    

what a tragedy. My HEART aches for all those who lost a child, brother, or mother....SOOO SORRY

675 days ago
36.

midwest sensibility    


"...infusing them with her obsession with firearms." While inferences that are made regarding the celebrities that are covered are an accepted part of the narrative you tell, the inferences that are made regarding a national tragedy are a tragegy themself. Your reporting on this type of issue should be reconsidered as it simply isn't your genre, however, if it is decided that joining in this conversation is the direction you want to go, all sensationism should be omitted.

675 days ago
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midwest sensibility    

"...infusing them with her obsession with firearms." While inferences that are made regarding the celebrities that are covered are an accepted part of the narrative you tell, the inferences that are made regarding a national tragedy are a tragedy themself. Your reporting on this type of issue should be reconsidered as it simply isn't your genre, however, if it is decided that joining in this conversation is the direction you want to go, all sensationism should be omitted.

675 days ago
38.

Caliwestsidegirl    

Now this piece of sh*t and her son can both ROTH in hell. If she was responsible enough as a PARENT to NOT ONLY STORE properly and safely her guns and MONITOR her Child's mental health and well-being, these children who are 6-11 year old will still be alive. I am appalled that she was able to get a hold of an assault rifle, let alone 3 friggin' guns! We need to ban assault rifles from here on out and have strict gun laws enforced after this incident, no taking chances anymore. Ironic that they started shooting in High School, then Middle School, Movie Theaters, Malls, what's next DAYCARE to shoot infants and toddlers? COME ON NOW!

675 days ago
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Caliwestsidegirl    

It's close to Christmas and these children were looking forward opening their presents with their Families and Thinking about this breaks my heart completely. :(

675 days ago
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average jane    

Oh please. Even the reputable news stations don't have the story right. NO ONE knows what went on in this kid's home or in his mind. It's cowardly to point the finger at his mom who is now dead and not able to give an accurate story of what role guns played in her home. Investigators stated that there is no record of this monster being at a gun range. Do your homework before you try to tarnish this dead mom's name.

675 days ago
41.

nchandigarhj    

whats up with all these white thugs shooting upall these places, white people are the most violent creatures on planet earth

675 days ago
42.

Gladiator007    

Take away Everyone's guns because a few deranged individuals? Ridiculous.

675 days ago
43.

jd    

Maybe she should have been spending less time with her guns and more time with her son. Who was obviously in desperate need of a mental health check.

675 days ago
44.

Ann    

Lets look at a real problem. Mental illness and the meds the doctors put people on. Guns have been around for over 200 years but the new meds only in the last 20 or so. About the same time frame alot of wacko killings. Don't forget the same day a man in China attacked 22 school kids with a sword. Allmost all the latest killings where done by people on anti-depressent meds.

675 days ago
45.

Truth    

"GUNS DONT KILL PEOPLE... PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE." CERTAINLY, THE DERANGED MENTAL PATIENTS BEHIND THE GUNS. #TRUTH!!

675 days ago
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