Skip to comments.How 'genius' honor student Adam Lanza became masked killer
Posted on 12/15/2012 8:45:53 AM PST by BunnySlippers
Ms Conte called the ordeal 'sad' for Lanza and his family, and suggested that the violence is a portion of a much larger situation.
'Guns are easy to point to, but it's really a mental health issue.'
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Sorry I posted a duplicate.
Late night I posted this photo and was asked a couple of times if it is rear. apparently so.
As I posted on another thread, the shooter was described in many articles as a “gamer”.
The GOP is going to have to frame this as a “mental health” and “gamer” issue to fight off gun control.
Looks more like his face to me.
Hahaha .. I meant real, you funny!
Is there something common about random mass killers? Something they share?
I guessed it before reading the story, and then yep, there it is, his parents are divorced and the father is out of the home.
No healthy connection with a father. It has destroyed our inner cities, and now it is in the burbs.
But we’ll look past that and blame the guns.
Blame mental illness. Do we want crazy people to own guns?
Nancy Lanza legally owned a Sig Sauer and a Glock, both handguns of models commonly used by police, and a military-style Bushmaster .223 M4 carbine, according to law enforcement officials who also believe Adam Lanza used at least some of those weapons.
Nancy Lanza was an avid gun collector who once showed him a “really nice, high-end rifle” that she had purchased, said Dan Holmes, owner of a landscaping business who recently decorated her yard with Christmas garlands and lights. “She said she would often go target shooting with her kids.”
There have always been murders and slaughters, only the methods and maybe the scenarios have changed.
Why can’t we blame Tanantino and “Banjo Unchained”?
I think we are going to have to hold people accountable if they don’t secure their guns from being stolen and used for these purposes.
Let’s keep guns out of the hands of crazies.
Can’t blame her for collecting guns but perhaps when you have a crazy kid...you shouldn’t put a gun in their hands....just a thought.
Blame anyone you like.
But at some point we have to say that flat out crazy people can’t own guns, IMO.
Lanza didn’t own guns, Bunny. His mother did.
Daily Mail pictures cannot be posted
Crazy people don’t have a second amendment? Who determines who is crazy and who is not? Which mental illnesses would qualify? Depression? Anxiety? Anger issues? Bipolar disorders? autism?
Gun owners need to own guns responsibly. That means locking them up or rendering them unusable.
The GOP is going to have to stave off gun control. I’m willing to consent to fines and imprisonment for parents [and others] who do not lock their guns to prevent someone else going postal.
Think of the many toddlers who get daddy’s gun ... I say lock him up!
Who determines what crazy is?
Who enforces the rule that crazy people don’t have guns?
Does the federal government have crazy people in it?
Does the federal government own guns?
I agree. But we have to work this out. I don’t want to lose my guns because the VAST majority of gun massacres are done by crazies.
We had friends who had a bipolar son of college age. They made the mistake of allowing him access to their hunting guns and he eventually killed himself. Some people just aren’t convinced that their “crazy” kids on meds aren’t a threat to themselves and others.
What we have here is a mental public health issue, not a guns are evil issue. I don’t know what law you can write to change it, since it gets down to personal responsibility.
There is nothing that will stop this. Connecticut is already very gun controlling.
But it will provide an excuse for the grabbers to come after our guns. I'm sure they appreciate your support.
I think we are going to have to hold people accountable
Just curious.... What accountability would you demand of the now deceased owner of the weapons?
If it comes down to defining crazy or me and 10s of millions of responsible people losing their right to gun ownership ... then I’m going to define crazy. So be it.
There were always wars, 12/20. Always. Back to Babylon, there were wars and massacres and atrocities committed on the battlefield by men under arms, or bandit gangs.
But kids didn’t walk into kindergartens, solo, and blast 20 small children. That is 100% new.
Ultra-violent and ultra-expliscit movies and video games are new in the human condition, and they desensitize children. First person shooter video games they are a trigger for folks already close to the edge, and I can prove it.
Extensive military studies showed that less than 10% of WW1 soldiers ever aimed and fired directly at enemy soldiers, even in bitter trench warfare across no-man’s-land. The stats were little better in WW2. Why? The first person “kill image” was never in a person’s head to begin with, before ultra violent movies and video games put them there.
Rifle training before combat was almost all at distant round bullseye match targets. Most people had “thou shalt not kill” deeply ingrained in their minds, and round targets on a range did not transfer to killing actual live humans in combat.
By the 1960s, modern military psychologists understood this “problem,” and they changed rifle training to pop-up reactive targets that looked like actual enemies. I remember shooting Viet Cong popup targets with rice paddy hats carrying AKs. The targets were visible for only seconds, so you had to shoot the humanoid target fast to make your quals and pass.
In Viet Nam, the percentage of actualyoung American troops WW1, WW2 and Korea. This fact is beyond dispute. The “first person” fast-reaction humanoid popup target training is mainly the reason why.
Then we got the first-person POV combat video games, and kids today are rewired from an early age to visualize and actually enjoy rapidly shooting human-looking “enemies” in front of them.
Combine this neural rewiring (from a baseline of “thou shalt not kill” in 1910, to “kill them fast!” in 2012) and the potential psychos among us now know exactly what to do when they lose control of their rage. Get a gun, be the shooter, and achieve instant fame and immortality via the MSM’s celebrity and fame machine.
Here's a little background for anyone willing to do their homework.
Do you know anyone who works in a a busy ER? I mean the kind that draws patients from a wide area.
Ask them how mental illness and drug abuse are impacting the mission to take care of acute onset patients.
Did you know that many ERs, more and more, actually have *boarding* facilities for the violently mentally ill...right next to you who have come in to get your daughter's ear infection treated.
A madhouse in your ER.
I'll keep my guns, thank you very much.
She said she would often go target shooting with her kids.
Probably not a good idea if one of them is deeply disturbed and medicated.
Think about it. She’s dead.
Think about the dozens of toddlers who got daddy’s gun. They die and he lives free.
No one is asking that we punish the dead. That is silly.
Then it is you who is crazy.
Go turn in your guns, and stay away from mine.
Maladjusted goth kid who was coddled by PC psychologists afraid to call a freak a freak. I have a in-law nephew like this. Yep, he’s really smart, has no friends, and a twitch. He coolly asks for a check for Christmas, so he can buy a better device with which to tune out the real world. And no, his family doesn’t observe any faith. They’re proud, secular, humanists. Probably a lot like Adam Lanza’s parents. These kids are out there, and damn easy to spot.
Right? Seems like in the Soviet Union a crazy diagnoses was made if you questioned the length of the bread line.
We hope we can keep our guns. They’re going to have to come after me one on one.
But sometime there is going to be a tipping point and gun ownership will be debated.
I’m willing to give concessions to try to keep crazy people from getting them and/or securing your guns so crazies can’t get them.
All of my weapons are loaded and unlocked. I'll not ever do as you say. An unloaded weapon is a club.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Yeah, and when I see a rattlesnake in the yard (quite a common event) or someone forces his way into my house, I'll just ask them to please be so kind as to wait while I go get my gun ready!!
Seriously, when my children were young, it wasn't hard to keep the guns in a rack, out of reach. But, by the time they were able to reach for them, not only they knew better but "securing" them would have rendered them useless. The only exception to this rule was when they had friends over, to play. Then, and only then, the guns were locked in the closet, and my bedroom door closed. Visitors were made aware that my room was out of bounds when playing.
We’ve bred a lot of what you describe. How old is he?
Yeah, I understand that and I think I’ve made it abundantly clear on my many posts on this thread.
I am willing to admit that not everyone should have a gun ... because they’re crazy. Because 99.999% of gun owners are sane and responsible.
I suppose you think 100)% are responsible gun owners.
I agree. Also see the problem with who gets to define ‘crazy’....Obama’s fascist goons would probably define conservatives as ‘crazy’ and lock us up first. But at some point common sense has to rule. Most people know when their kid is ‘off’......don’t put guns in their hands!! People who are violently mentally ill...should be put in secure institutions.We have people roaming the streets who have long histories of violent mental disturbances and their families can’t do anything!
We can’t put them away because of ridiculous liberal laws.
I think we are going to find that this mother was a little screwy herself...sadly.
Think about the dozens of toddlers who got daddys gun.
This wasn’t a daddy’s gun thing. Everything I’ve read is the weapons belonged to the mother, were legal and registered in her name. Also that she was an avid shooter, etc.
So again how are you going to hold the owner accountable now that she is dead?
I sense you are sane and responsible ... given you are in a rural or semi rural area.
So many toddler gets daddy’s gun situations are urban and the gun is in the top drawer while the baby is lying on the bed.
You’re smart, you know when it’s safe.
I can’t believe people are posting from the Daily Mail. They are known mainly for posting articles showing fannies and breasts of the latest plastic surgery of so called celebrities to keep them in the news.
Look around you, 80 percent of the world is a little screwy.
He’s 15, and every polite word out of his mouth sounds as programmed and scripted as could be. I don’t trust him one eentsie little bit.
Not at all! They are a [mostly] conservative British tabloid ... in Britain they are all tabloids.
They routinely post anti-Obama stuff that never shows up in US papers.
Perhaps you are thinking of the lesser Brit tabloids.
I'm perfectly willing to consent to letting you carry a concealed weapon inside or outside of your house, as long as it is locked inside a safe which you - and only you - have the combination. You can even put the safe on wheels and tow it behind you on a public thoroughfare. Sound reasonable? If I'm being too lax, I'm also willing to make you store the ammunition at a separate location under penalty of imprisonment and confiscation of all your assets.
This fair, commonsense proposal is subject to change, as I may arbitrarily determine that you don't have a legitimate reason to own a gun anyway.
I’m thinking because guns get stolen, as in this case, wrestled free from the owner, that to fire they should be owner coded to fire. Would that be impossible?
I’m not talking about this school shooting.
I’m talking about many past events of toddlers getting their parents guns.