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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:47 AM

Newtown gunman Adam Lanza may have wanted to join Marines or other military

Troubled gunman Adam Lanza once considered joining the Marines, a demanding career that his mother ultimately decided wouldn’t be the right fit her antisocial son, a family friend claims.

While mom Nancy Lanza liked that her 20-year-old son could be given purpose and structure, she knew that serving in the armed forces wasn’t something that he could handle, friend Ellen Adriani told the Connecticut Post.

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He even said he could join another branch of the military if the Marines didn’t pan out, the newspaper reported Thursday.

“It became overwhelmingly clear to her that (military service) wasn’t right for him," said Adriani, who never actually met Adam Lanza.

She added that Nancy Lanza “squashed” the possibility of serving his country when she reminded her son that he “didn’t like to be touched” — something that he couldn’t avoid if he were injured.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/adam-lanza-wanted-join-marines-article-1.1224217

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Reply Newtown gunman Adam Lanza may have wanted to join Marines or other military (Original post)
FarCenter Dec 2012 OP
Recursion Dec 2012 #1
GeorgeGist Dec 2012 #2
Little Star Dec 2012 #3
Ganja Ninja Dec 2012 #4
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #5
Enrique Dec 2012 #6
JHB Dec 2012 #7
Comrade_McKenzie Dec 2012 #8
Coyote_Tan Dec 2012 #9

Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:49 AM

1. If the reports about congenital analgesia are true he wouldn't have been let in

They can find a way to work around a lot of conditions, but inability to feel pain is absolutely not something you want in a Marine.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:51 AM

2. NY Daily News ...

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:06 AM

3. Here is the original article by the CT Post...

which is referenced in the NY Daily News article the OP posted:

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Newtown-shooter-wanted-to-join-Marines-4133308.php

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:09 AM

4. The drill sergeant killing scene from Full-metal Jacket comes to mind. n/d

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:46 PM

5. You can see this kid, and this mother, casting about for anything

that would give this kid a solid future. Sad that the family wasn't intact and speaking to each other--both mom and killer needed support.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:54 PM

6. off-topic, but...

the correct word is "quashed". Carry on...

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:58 PM

7. "Considered"? That's it? That's a news story?

It's not as if he was pestering a recruiter, or so much as filled out an application, just "considered".

I guess there wasn't any real news, and someone needed to fill column space.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:59 PM

8. That's where most like him go. nt

 

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:40 PM

9. How broad brush of you...

 

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