According to ABC News, Ryan Lanza, the older brother of 20-year-old Connecticut school massacre perpetrator Adam Lanza, has told police that his brother has Asperger Syndrome and another “personality disorder.” ABC News reports: Neighbors described the younger man to ABC as “odd” and displaying characteristics associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Adam was found dead in the school. So was his mother, who taught kindergarten at Sandy Brook Elementary.
I don´t care what he had. You don´t have any excuse or justification to do this. This is evil and I don´t want to see the discussion side tracked into "oh this poor boy had a tough childhood or some disease." This is evil and gun free zones are not the answer. I won´t go in gun free zones anymore because that is where the sickos go shooting. I´ll stay in areas where I know there is a chance someone law abiding citizen is carrying a metal device that quickly and loudly ends these massacres.
We need to have a national policy of forensic psychiatry on these cases. Psychiatrists should immediately release their case note and prescriptions. We have poor understanding of these suicide/homicide perps. Some of them may have been started on the wrong medication, and most will have had cries for help ignored.
Psychiatrists need to step up the plate, and quit hiding on grounds of past confidentiality
I suspect #1 is on target. But we know the enemedia will keep the spotlights firmly on the topic of gun laws. And if it turns out Lanza had a fascination with violent entertainment, that will be dismissed, muted, or simply not reported by the networks and syndicates.
Re #7, hard to tell how much "long range planning" was involved. Reports were that he had a dispute with his mother. Got up this morning (may have had the "dispute" then), shot her with her own gun, took several guns registered to her and drove her car to the school.
For fairly detailed information on Asperger´s, go the the link included in #3. They often have superior intelligence.
Back in the ´olden days,´ -after WWII and before liberalism´s ´60s militants got university tenure, children grew up playing war games, cops & robbers and cowboys & Indians. American society was much kinder & safer then than it is now.
As a kid growing up in the ´40s I clearly remember "insane asylums" where crazy people were housed. Then in the more Liberal times of the ´60s and ´70s that was considered inhumane and they were turned loose on the streets and the hospitals were closed. What´s the correlation? These people need to be returned to the asylums and given humane treatment, not sent out to fend for themselves. We´ve done it to ourselves in the name of compassion.
As Tom Waits said, “everyone’s been crazy”. If every crazy thing everyone ever said were “investigated” by some crazy shrink, who by and large are nuttier than the average nut, we would be even worse off than we are. Presently, it is politically correct to ignore bizarre behavior. It is even celebrated, a status symbol and career builder. Look at Alec Baldwin, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Matthews and etc. ad infinitum.
I think it´s interesting that he had Asperger´s but I don´t know that it´s completely relevant to his actions. There´s too much unknown. How high on the spectrum was he? What has been his therapy? Has he had any intervention in the past? Did he suffer from schizophrenia or any severe mood disorders? Was medication involved and to what extent?
The news media boils it all down to sound bytes (even the Bigs) and people use that as a basis for votes/demands going forward.
The media is now saying that the perpetrator´s mother a Kindergarten teacher at the crime scene school, had the firearms that the perpetrator used registered in her name. How many middle age female kindergarten teachers in the country have need for a Glock 9MM handgun, a Sig Sauer 9MM handgun, a Bushmaster .223 cal semi-automatic rifle and body armor?
Thus it appears that this mother for some unexplained reason acted as a firearms straw purchaser for the perpetrator who had very obvious mental problems and that irresponsible act cost her her life.
#14, a guess would be that she was afraid of her own son and instinctively knew that he might try to kill her some day.
I knew a lady from church who had adopted a boy who looked to me as if he had fetal alcohol syndrome. She awoke in the middle of the night after he was was grown to find him with two friends trying to kill her husband with a baseball bat. She had a handgun in the nightstand and was able to save herself and her husband. Now why did she have the gun there? I think she knew the kid was dangerous and would turn on her some day.
As I have noted in the past, during my university career of half a century, about half of my colleagues, including me, were probably at the high end of the autism scale. It takes obsessive behavior to become expert in a tiny area of research, and then to pursue that avenue of research for one´s entire life. So I would rule out the shooting based on asperger or OCD. It is far more likely that the lad had a psychotic break, might have been aggravated with a drug like sythetic marijuana, known as bath salts, and he went nuts. And just maybe he killed himself when he realized what he had done.
Yo...yo...The stinkin psycho industry will label patients with what ever it wants. I had a family member who the psychos labeled as having Aspergers because they didn´t want to tell the parents the kid had prodrome schizophrenia since the kid was two years old. So the psychos will say anything they want. This kid likely didn´t have Aspergers....Sounds like schizophrenia!!!!
Here comes the white wash. The kid had a disease so it wasn´t his fault. The guns were at fault. The kid probably played violent video games and planned the whole thing out so ´he could feel good´, like the good public schools tought him.
Times like this make me wish we had a free press again... other than scouring the internet; They did scrub his brother´s facebook page of any muslim sounding names, within 20 minutes of the announcement.Even the screen grab made by Huffington Post was scrubbed.
A lot of hate filled tweets incl. just kill yourself between bro´s. Also felt info led to mom works in a hi end nursing home.. not a teacher.
If you were evil & tried to dream up the most henious act possible, killing babies would be it.
Maybe the mom had the guns because of the home invasion in CT a few years ago, whereby the mother and two teenage girls were raped, murdered, and set on fire as the father was beat up in the basement. It was a horrible case, chances are that´s why single mom had guns. Some of these violent games should be outlawed also. Please don´t blame Asperger Syndrome for this, my grandson has it and is sweet and very smart, just has low social skills, but he is very content and happy.
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