NEWTOWN, Conn. — The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage shot his mother multiple times in the head before going to the school and gunning down 26, authorities said Sunday as details emerged suggesting that Adam Lanza had planned an even more gruesome massacre but was stopped short. Lanza blasted his way into the building and used a high-power rifle to kill 20 children and six adults, including the principal, who tried to stop him, authorities said. The unthinkable bloodshed might even have been worse. Gov. Dannel Malloy said Lanza shot himself as first responders entered the building
This whole country will be sitting ducks for shooting spree and criminals an even the government if the left gets their way banning guns.According to the left you only need a single shot shotgun or rifle to go hunting so everything else is unnecessary.
I can see people digging holes and burying their guns in their yards or woods right now.If they start confiscating guns,it´ll be nazi germany all over again.
As reported elsewhere that is also what apparently happened at the Oregon Mall shooting. A young man with a Concealed Carry Permit produced his weapon and the gunman turned on himself. They will never publicize that.
My guess is that this week we will learn that the shooter spent past year threatening his mother and making plans to slaughter people. His psychiatrist will refuse to disclose the threats and fantasies he revealed. the police will not release the list of drugs in his blood or the details of all the violent and pornographic crap on his computer.
He definitely left his "high powered rifle" in his mother´s car and entered the school with his two handguns. There were numerous reports that the rifle was found in the car. There is deliberate confusion on part of the MSM because it does not fit the current narative that it was an "assault rifle" that killed all of the innocents. The MSM lies and lies and lies!
Use of the Bushmaster is key info, it´s the weapon the anti-gun side can most easily go after. We´ve already seen these people lie on the subject -- Fast and Furious, Libyan/Syrian arms, they´re not above bending the facts to serve their agenda. If they´re lying about the Bushmaster being the primary weapon used by Lanza, no one will have the guts to investigate the lies.
Is the coroner the final say? It would be clear to responders whether pistol or rifle ammo was used -- spent casings, wounds.
How did scrawny Lanza cart around three (?) weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammo, a lot of weight and mass.
Everyone, start thinking ! He tried to BUY a gun a few days before..deduction, his mother´s weapons were NOT easily accessible. In order to get the key, he had to kill her, possibly with a small gun she kept in her nightstand. I wish people would shut up about the mother until all the facts are known. We are being fed a steady diet of misNEWS and I hate it.
ALL the students and teachers he killed in the school were killed with the RIFLE. The State Police spokesman has been saying that since early Saturday after the autopsies at every press conference. It was NOT left in the car. The only time he used a handgun was to kill himself. Each child was hit from 3-11 times FROM THE RIFLE.
Agreed #18. The news whores have so tarnished their own reputations that we don´t know what is true anymore.
Reminds me of the old Soviet Union practice of removing people from pictures once they were out of favor or sent to new quarters, either in the gulag or the cemetery. The state subservient "news" outlets are attempting to change the narrative in order to help their masters exploit this tragedy to further their agenda, even if the so called solution (e.g., banning "assault" weapons) would have had absolutely NO effect in stopping the latest episode.
We don´t know why he did it and if law enforcement has any theories on the subject they aren´t saying. The news coverage of this is typical. A bunch of baying jackals trying to scoop each other, rudely shoving microphones in the faces of little kids and bringing an endless parade of so-called experts to give their irrelevant opinions on what should have, could have or may have happened. And millions of Americans hung over the cable news channels watching it. #18, your views, also, are pure speculation and opinion.
On WMAL radio this morning, host Chris Plante made an excellent point: when the maniac heard men with guns coming for him, he killed himself. Lesson: armed, law-abiding employees need to be IN the schools to stop the criminals.
I believe the coroner and sheriff before I believe some journalist. I watched the coroner press conference live. The Bushmaster was the primary weapon used, each body had between 3 to 11 bullets, and he shot himself with a pistol. When the sheriff was asked how many rounds were fired, he said he didn´t have that information, but it was "a lot.".
Where, exactly, the reports came from, the rifle was left in the car, I cannot say. I can say at the presser, it was the primary weapon they said was used.
Misinformation? Coverup? No. Sloppy, typical journalism. We slam it on a daily basis, why is it gospel now?!
Wow, people. Go to the sorce, stop panicking at secondhand sources that are known to have agendas!
Reporting is all incoherent. Rifle, not a rifle? It´s hard to take a rifle into a confined space and fire at a bunch of different targets, a handgun would seem a better weapon, and there are various reports that he had "high-capacity magazines" for all weapons. CAN you put a high-capacity magazine on those little pistols?
So he had a couple of boxes of ammo, or did he have a bunch of preloaded clips, or what?
#18.. THAT my friend has been the thing going through my head all along, did he kill her to get to her guns? Many people who have a carry permit keep their carry gun out at night in case of an emergency. Had he known this and known where it was, the possibility he simply eliminated her to get at her guns is very real. His motive is the key to all this. I doubt the media will ever report on that.
Also, "hundreds of rounds of ammo" are not really odd to those of us who have guns and enjoy shooting for fun and practice and shoot regularly, like a couple times a month regularly. Find a good deal, stock up just like you do with green beans or cereal. Bullets are not deadly sitting in a box in the bottom of a gun safe anymore than a bag of beans are sitting in your pantry. And when at the range, depending on the gun, a couple boxes of 20 rounds or a box of 50 doesn´t take long to empty if you are doing target practice.
#22.. I suppose they are and why are we not allowed to use our brains according to you? I don´t believe for one moment that a single person in this country has not allowed these topics to roll around in their head and tried to reason out some explanation/s. Obviously it will be a long time before the facts are known, should the authorities ever choose to tell us. It is one thing to reason out your confused thinking on an internet forum to try to wrap your brain around the incomprehensible. It is another thing entirely to report speculation as fact, as the media does. I would hope you would know the difference.
# 18 Makes a valid point. Which the the media has ignored in their frenzy to now paint is mother as an evil doer.
FTA- " Among the questions: Why did his mother, a well-to-do suburban divorcee, keep a cache of high-power weapons in the house? "
The media´s reporting has been abysmal. He used an " assault weapon " , he used a rifle or according to NBC yesterday , only handguns were found in the school. None of the weapons he used were his -they were stolen from his mother. Just like the stolen weapons used by the Oregon mall shooter . When a " troubled young man " killed his father´s girlfriend and his father with a crossbow and a knife and then himself at Casper Community College in Wyoming Nov 30 , how come we didn´t have a national dialogue about banning crossbows and knives ? We need to ban disturbed young men.
Yesterday it was a Sig and a Glock, today a high power rifle? I know I read in an article yesterday there was a second person in custody wearing camo pants and a black jacket thought to possibly be a second shooter. The article said he was in hand cuffs being lead out of the woods. Where is he? Who was he? Did he even exist? These so called journalists stink! You should not report anything unless it is known to be true. How can we be expected to believe anything they report? They just make stuff up!!
There was news about a shooting at a San Antonio movie theater in our local papers today. The guy shot someone in the parking lot and then headed into the theater where he was shot by an off-duty sheriff working security in the theater. This probably won´t make national news. In Austin, our middle and high schools have armed security guards and in light of what happened in CT I bet there will be a push for armed security at elementary schools also. At least let the principles carry a concealed handgun or stash some protection in their desks!
#36 Rush was talking about that today, how many different stories came out on Friday and none of them were true. If you will remember, the same thing happened with the Benghazi story. A different story every hour. If I were a journalist, I would hang my head in shame at what they have become. Instead, we have journ-o-lists to don´t give a rat´s patootie about the truth.
EVERY school district in the Country needs to get proactive and form a small, highly trained cadre who carry concealed. Their names should be known to each other, the Principal, and the local police. How difficult is this?
If the handguns were 9mm, they would most likely have 15 round mags. The Bushmaster would hold 20-30 rounds depending on size of mag. If you average 5-6 shots per child, he didn´t have to reload all that often. Twice at the most. The mags, of course, would have been pre-loaded.
One simple .38 in the principal´s office or a strong security door would have prevented his entry.
A high powered rifle in the car makes no sense at all, but then neither did the attack on innocent children. It´s tough to outguess crazy.
I want all of YOU to think about and discuss this with others.
This PREZ himself has said on a number of occasions that his first and primary mission is to protect this countries citizens! He cannot even protect OUR children in HIS school system! They (DC & MSM) are ALWAYS reminding us this is a FEDERAL school system so no prayer, etc., etc.
They (the Feds) WASTE so much of (OUR) money that if they controlled their spending, we could afford to have several cops or armed security people in every school. Look how we put Air Marshalls on every flight after 9-11. Think about that a second.
Now think about that a little more and consider how the budget talks have went. If these clowns in DC could STOP wasting our money and start trying to protect us instead of themselves then we wouldn’t have to worry as we send our kids to school. They just want to keep spending and do nothing to control it and actually adhere to their main mission of keeping us safe! And as the deficit grows further, the defense budget gets cut. BUT NOT THOSE FREE CELL PHONES HUH!
See how that works! They can’t protect us here, they don’t protect our people overseas as you have already have witnessed in Benghazi, and soon they won’t protect us here in the USA from those others overseas that want to harm us.
On top of all that the DC idiot´s don´t use or enforce the laws that are already on the books to protect us, but instead say they will make a new law and take away the tools and means for us to protect ourselves.
If anyone of you thinks for one single second that you are going to be safer once all the guns are SUPPOSEDLY confiscated? Just remember, this is the very same Administration that gave weapons to cartel members to kill you with!
Got to assume that the shooter was killing what he saw as the replacements for himself in his mother´s eyes. The killings were a subsequence of the deranged and depressed Adam Lanza not being reported. Incredibly unfortunate, but his should have restricted the weapons she housed.
am i kooky or is the wording of this article (and a few others) a bit coy somehow about who fired the 10 mm shot to the head. "The unthinkable bloodshed might even have been worse. Gov. Dannel Malloy said Lanza shot himself as first responders entered the building" - mm are the authors kind of hinting that this is the gov´s unlikely story and he is sticking to it? Elsewhere we heard that he died of a 10 mm shot to the head, again i found the wording coy. ?
There is a broad based answer that can work. Most all government bhildings are heavily guarded, they have their universal budgets.
Government school buildings are not guarded. In each public school district there is a monster dead weight of non teacher bureaucrats in nearby lavish downtown office building faking make-work doing absolutely nothing. Fire them all, pay off the union blackmail and there will be plenty of monsy left over to add armed security to all schools in most districts. The security of children should be at least as strong if not much more than it is now for worthless armies of non essential desk bound bureaucrats. Also what´s wrong with a few of the most responsible teachers permitted to carry?!
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