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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:23 AM

Mother of Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza 'was a gun obsessive living in fear of society's collapse' [View all]

Source: Telegraph UK

The mother of Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza who slaughtered 20 US schoolchildren and seven adults was a gun-hoarding survivalist who was stockpiling weapons in preparation for an economic collapse, it has emerged.

Nancy Lanza was shot four times in the head before her son Adam gunned down young pupils and teachers at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Her sister-in-law Marsha Lanza told reporters at her Illinois home that her gun-obsessed relative was part of the ‘prepper’ movement that fears an economic collapse will lead to a breakdown in society.

“She prepared for the worst,” Ms Lanza said.


Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/mother-of-sandy-hook-gunman-adam-lanza-was-a-gun-obsessive-living-in-fear-of-societys-collapse-16251468.html



I guess we should not be surprised that the gunman's mom was a prepper, which would explain why she had the arsenal that she did. It makes you wonder about the recent glorification of Preppers on the History Channel, which shows familes loading up on firearms and dry goods in preparation for the collapse of society. My take is the glorification of this movement along with right wing media's celebration of guns and paranoia about the government has lead to an explosive mix.

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