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Source: CT Murderer Lived
in Windowless Basement
Playing Violent Video Games

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/18/2012 10:49:59 AM

Adam Lanza, the shooter who massacred 20 children and six adults last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School, spent hours in the windowless basement of his home playing violent video games like "Call of Duty" and obsessing over "guns and military equipment." Peter Wlasuk, a plumber who worked at the Lanza home, told The Sun that Lanza "lived in the basement" and he found it "strange." "He had a proper set up down there — computers, a bathroom, bed and desk and a TV," Wlasuk said. "There were no windows.” Wlasuk said he went down to the

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It is so difficult to understand how you could allow an individual with mental challenges to have access to guns. He loved being careful with them and made it a source of pride?? How chilling.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 12/18/2012 10:54:14 AM     (No. 9072545)

Instead, he should have been under 24 hour supervised medical care.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 12/18/2012 11:10:06 AM     (No. 9072575)

It’s good to know that mentally ill folks´ behavior is constantly protected and guarded by the ACLU.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zzzghy, 12/18/2012 11:11:47 AM     (No. 9072577)

"CT Murderer Lived in Windowless Basement Playing Violent Video Games"

Well, there´s a shocker for you.

And for this, the libtard left once again ramps up their bogus progaganda wagon to wreck the Second Ammendment.

I´m saddened and outraged by the crazy violence of last week. We all are. But make no mistake, the influential powers on the left and their obedient tailpipe-sucking media minions have already moved on from the story -- which was never accurately reported anyway -- and are now in full-blown political agenda spin mode.

There is hardly a chance in hades that restrictive gun control laws at the fed level would have prevented this crazy lost soul from doing his hateful dirty work. No chance, actually.

As so many have already done, I refer you to the OKC terror bombing. If and when legal firearms are swept from the hands of law-abiding Americans, the next fad amongst young crazies will be kitchen cabinet explosives. The problem isn´t banana clips; the problem is twisted brain cells.

But, everyone already knows this.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: zzzghy, 12/18/2012 11:13:20 AM     (No. 9072579)

(...make that proPaganda. Sorry)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wws, 12/18/2012 11:34:38 AM     (No. 9072624)

24 hour supervised care? Sorry to throw a stink bomb, but who´s supposed to pay for that? Not many middle class families can afford that, not even if they spend every cent they have. And trying to get such a thing is a good way to get your insurance canceled. So is this going to be another job for ObamaCare?

Do we make all current and potential psych patients permanent wards of the State?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/18/2012 11:38:52 AM     (No. 9072632)

SEE?! If there were no violent video games the incident never would have happened!
OUTLAW the video games!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GhostofChesterton, 12/18/2012 11:45:47 AM     (No. 9072648)

Calls for banning violent video games is as futile as calls for banning guns. Neither are the root problem. We teach kids in schools that the human race is bad. We cause global warming, climate change, dead polar bears, hurricanes, overpopulation, and inequality among our fellow man. We are banned from teaching them in public schools that man was created in a Divine image, and that we were put on this earth to love one-another. Kids get this starting at age 5. Then you layer on parents allowing them to view violent shows, and play violent video games even before the kid has reached the age of reason. Layer on top of this all the psych drugs distributed like pez. During these formative years lies the roots of the cultural rot we see. Because of this, most organically normal kids today grow up to be libs, OK with abortion, and a 55% divorce rate. When the kid has an organic problem on top of that, we get last Friday´s disgrace. Violent video games are harmless in the hands of children who have been taught reason. Guns are harmless in the hands of people who respect them, and have learned responsible ownership and use.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 12/18/2012 11:48:00 AM     (No. 9072653)

Don´t forget to add
"Eating Psychosis Inducing Drugs" to deal with his insanities.
never forget the pharmaceutical aspect....all the recent shootings involved these mindwreckers...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: provide, 12/18/2012 11:49:31 AM     (No. 9072655)

New government guidelines will call for all new construction basements to have windows.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: CEP, 12/18/2012 12:07:01 PM     (No. 9072712)

The guy was crazy, he could have been playing with dolls and he would still have done this. It was this guy, not games, posters, guns etc but this sick demented person.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 12/18/2012 12:29:26 PM     (No. 9072770)

"It is so difficult to understand how you could allow an individual with mental challenges to have access to guns."

Actually, OP, it is difficult to understand how this mother would allow her son to live closed off in her basement with access to a computer and violent video games, which she probably provided him. She should have exercised some control what went on in HER home.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/18/2012 12:31:49 PM     (No. 9072775)

#5, the ACLU sued the state of CT to prevent involuntary commitment for mental health assistance.

The mother was unable to get her son the help she probably knew he needed but was unable due to him being an adult.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/18/2012 12:43:52 PM     (No. 9072814)

Gossip. I´m so sick of the media running rumors and gossip about these people. As above poster says, maybe the windowless basement was the only calming place the guy had in the house. Who knows if he played violent video games? And who´s defining violent? Is it Super Hero Squad violence where the Hulk and Wolverine bash each other? Or is it Grand Theft Auto which has no redeeming social value whatsoever? Or Call of Duty? Or Lego Batman where they bash each other to pieces only to reform again?

I was sick of the perfidious media before this but now I can barely hold me breakfast down thinking about them and their nasty little agendas. Such jerks.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rolfnader, 12/18/2012 1:03:32 PM     (No. 9072866)

Here´s something else that might help with many ´spectrums´.A gun safe. This mother knew the kid had problems and there is no excuse for him having easy access to a gun. Even a BB gun.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Observer177, 12/18/2012 1:09:51 PM     (No. 9072878)

From its picture, the woman and her sons lived in a rather large mansion in one of the costliest areas in the country, and reportedly her ex-husband--wanting to make sure that his son was well provided for--was giving his ex something like 250K per year in child support.

Lanza was also apparently early diagnosed with mental illness, she caught him burning himself with a lighter, and, yet, his mother--with all the "wherewithal" in the world--had him in regular school, not one tailored to his needs, and allowed him to sit in a windowless basement and obsessively play violent video games, and dwell on violence and weapons?

Gee, looks like a "ticking time bomb" to me.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/18/2012 1:52:54 PM     (No. 9072942)



One thing that definitely needs changing ASAP is the way law enforcement and other public officials manage the release of information after things like the Sandy Hook massacre. They appear to be stuck in the pre-instant media and pre-internet days. They drag their feet. They hold back. They refuse to say what they know even though they know they know it. This was appropriate before the era of truly instantaneous mass communications. It is not appropriate any longer. It risks grave social damage. The needless delay in making everything that is known available results in the proliferation of theories, rumors, false narratives, misinformation, all of which has an effect and takes on a life of its own. When such errors are permitted to exist and flourish, they are not necessarily completed corrected when the truth is finally revealed. There is a kind of burn-in on the cultural motherboard that can have a lasting effect.

Juridical concerns are legitimate reasons for withholding information from the public - but I do not think that most of the time that is the only reason law enforcement is so incredibly stingy and slow with information they already possess. They just don´t seem to realize that times have changed, that minutes are now days, and that delay leaves a gap that is somehow going to be filled in by theorists and speculators.










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Reply 17 - Posted by: controlfreak, 12/18/2012 2:35:24 PM     (No. 9072992)

First we heard from the yard man, now we hear from the plumber. However do they know so much about their customers?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Maybeth, 12/18/2012 2:45:11 PM     (No. 9073001)

Video games are violent?
Video games teach our young how to hate and how to kill?

Who knew!
s/o

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tech10171968, 12/18/2012 2:46:31 PM     (No. 9073004)

Funny how no one ever mentions all those kids who grew up with guns, played violent video games and *DIDN´T* end up shooting up elementary schools. Oh well, as Rahm Emmanuel likes to say, "Never waste a crisis..."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Observer177, 12/18/2012 3:26:20 PM     (No. 9073058)

I think the point is that, back then, several very innocent by today’s standards decades ago, it was B & W films, cap guns, Gene Autry, the Lone Ranger, and simple toys for kids were often sticks you could straddle with cloth horse heads, not ultra-violent video games, and the standard was bad guys who gave up, or got shot and dropped and never bled; a fairly restricted stock of pretty benign, pretty much bloodless images and violence.

Nowadays its SAW, the Chain Saw Massacre, and a host of other slasher movies, blood splatter, gore, and violence in video games, in movies, on TV, in song lyrics and images, all in life-like sound and color, virtually everywhere you turn, and each new “entertainment” tries to top the other in gore and shock value. Intense violence and images—bound to influence people for the worst, change their views of the world, their values, their expectations, their tolerance for violence and bloodshed, and their behaviors --that would never in a million years have been shown in the past.

So, it’s the relatively small store of not so violent and no so visual and powerful, fairly unrealistic violent actions and images of several decades ago vs. an ever growing, 24/7, virtual 360 degree coverage, tidal wave of ever more intense, violent, and bloody images and actions filling people’s heads, and there to desensitize and accustom them to violence, blood, and slaughter, and to powerfully influence them.

Our modern day equivalent of the Roman Arena that we tell ourselves is "harmless" because no one is actually killed, but which is the template for such actual killing.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/18/2012 8:31:45 PM     (No. 9073478)

No mother is ever going to imagine or believe her son is capable of this type of behavior.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: saguni, 12/18/2012 8:47:41 PM     (No. 9073492)

There is speculation that the mother never tried to lock the guns away from this young man.

We cannot know what was in the house when the mother went to bed Thursday evening.

Maybe she had one handgun available in her bedroom for self protection, and the rest locked away.
Adam Lanza was reportedly very smart, if she had one and he was determined, he could have found the one that wasn´t locked away.
After he had killed her in her bed, he could take all the time he needed to find the key to unlock the rest of the guns that may have been locked away for safety.

Since they lived in a state that makes it almost impossible to hospitalize an adult against his will, you can only speculate as to what steps Mrs. Lanza had taken to try to get her son the help he needed.

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President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

   

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