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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:06 PM

Just reported on MSNBC, the shooter took the guns from his mother

who had legally purchased them at an earlier time. He had a history of mental issues.
Why would a school teacher have an arsenal of assault rifles?

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Reply Just reported on MSNBC, the shooter took the guns from his mother (Original post)
sasha031 Dec 2012 OP
Pacafishmate Dec 2012 #1
sasha031 Dec 2012 #3
OhioChick Dec 2012 #2
regnaD kciN Dec 2012 #10
rocktivity Dec 2012 #4
sasha031 Dec 2012 #6
rocktivity Dec 2012 #7
Yo_Mama Dec 2012 #5
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #8
kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #9
Yo_Mama Dec 2012 #11

Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:07 PM

1. Refer to second amendment.

 

Does not require a reason to own guns.

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Response to Pacafishmate (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:11 PM

3. Sounds like your a gun enthusiast

This post in not in the gun lobby's forum.
Appreciate it if you would not comment on my posts!

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:09 PM

2. I just heard the weapons were all registered to the mother/teacher as well

My initial thought was the same as yours: A teacher??

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:22 PM

10. So much for the upcoming NRA talking-point...

...that "all of this could have been averted, if only teachers had guns."



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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:11 PM

4. She probably bought the guns for him or the older brother

Maybe the "dispute" that triggered the shootings is that she tried to take the guns BACK.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:14 PM

6. the shooter had a history of mental issues

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:18 PM

7. I rest my case.

He certainly didn't kill his mother's students because they were a potential deadly threat. Maybe he was jealous of her "love" for them.

ON EDIT:
27 dead, including 20 kids, in Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting: Gunman Adam Lanza, 20, kills teacher mother in her Newtown home, then drove her car to her school and opened fire

The mass murderer, identified by sources as Adam Lanza, 20, blasted his teacher mom Nancy Lanza at her home before opening fire on students inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School...

link


So I wasn't too far off the mark -- hooray for me.


rocktivity

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:14 PM

5. Apparently he had just two pistols inside the school

I read that the police found the rifle in his car.

The same update said that he had two pistols and the rifle, but he was found shot inside the school and the rifle was in his car, so I guess he left it there.

I don't personally know much about pistols, but don't many people have one or two?

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:20 PM

8. Mother probably bought them for protection n/t

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:21 PM

9. Perhaps she was an irresponsible gun nut. Perhaps she was just irresponsible.

Regardless - the only way I feel sorry for her is if she secured her guns and yet he found a way to take them.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:31 PM

11. I just had a horrible thought

She might have bought them for protection FROM him.

They are saying now that he may have been mentally ill for a while.

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