She crafted a killer. The mother of monster Adam Lanza who slaughtered 20 children was a gun nut who took her troubled son to shooting ranges.“She´d take them to the range a lot. … Nancy was an enthusiast -- so much so that she wanted to pass it on to her kids,” said her former landscaper, Dan Holmes. “She took her two sons to the gun ranges quite a bit to practice their aim. She was a really great shot from what she told me. Whenever I finished work and went inside to chit chat, she spoke often about her fascination with firearms. Nancy had an extensive gun collection and she was really
Comments: * and LARRY CELO in NY and LIA EUSTACHEWICH in Newtown, Conn.
If this is a true story, then have uncovered one very strange kindergarten teacher indeed, as you could probably count on your fingers the number of middle age female kindergarten teachers in the USA who collect and are that enthusiastic about firearms.
The demonizing of the lawful gun owner begins: "She crafted a killer", "...gun nut who took her troubled son to shooting ranges", and of course, inevitable "tramp" slant to the story - "...doting mom was flirty at her local bar, but was guarded didn´t date much “probably because of her autistic son". Because of course it is imperative to reveal this tidbit of "information", also known as rumor and innuendo.
Correlate this with the information flow about Benghazi. Much of yesterday´s info (like the mother teaching at the school) now said to be false. We need to be patient for the actual truth to come out. At least it probably will in this case. (Benghazi? Not so much.)
Many questions include why the mother would be so irresponsible as to not having the firearms locked up and inaccessible to Adam if she knew of his mental/emotional issues. One of the first things firearms enthusiasts are taught is responsibility.
Even if thisis all true t doesn´t explain why the kid snapped.
Of course the left is drooling over this woman´s profile.They´re saying she didn´t work at the school now,how can they not know if someone´s on the payroll or not. These post shooting investigations are slow as hell and a joke.
How much more do we know about the Col. shooter since that happened? nothing.
This insane man didn´t have to aim. The children were right in front of him and there was no defense to his actions. He shot over and over again and no one was there to take him down physically or with a gun. He would have done the job without training in this small classroom environment.
I am 100% in favor of RESPONSIBLE gun ownership. WHY in the name of all that is sane, did this woman not lock up her guns? I don´t understand. We were at the range today. At least two or three signs reminded people to LOCK UP THEIR GUNS around anyone that was a child or not responsible enough to handle them. That kid had problems. Surely she knew it.
The difference was that this son had developmental and/or psychiatric problems. The other son didn´t. Kids with problems don´t need to be around guns...but no one tells parents this. And every parent of a kid with these problems assumes that their child has symptoms under control and it will never be a problem. For many thousands of them, this is true...but not for this one. Those who support Second Amendment rights need to amend their argument - they don´t promote guns for 2 year olds and they shouldn´t promote guns for people with serious mental illness. I know; some will whine that their rights are being taken away. Tell that to the 20 sets of parents.
So far, the media has reported it was his brother, the mom was a teacher, not a teacher, but maybe a volunteer. Brian Ross has not indicated yet if he was a Tea Partier, or NBC indicated if he is rascist -- highly unusual as these are known to jump early.
These murders are unspeakably horrible I worked with my ten year old grandson yesterday and today learning reponsible shooting and gun handling. Mr Steele81 has been buying guns since he was a teenager and we are the responsible owners of many guns. We both feel the media and video games bear much of the responsibility for these types of murders. Let´s ban both.
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