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Agents visit Conn. gun shops after school massacre
Associated Press ^ | Dec. 16, 2012 3:05 AM EST | John Christoffersen and Matt Apuzzo

Posted on 12/16/2012 12:24:07 AM PST by Olog-hai

While white-steepled churches and President Barack Obama prepared to comfort a grieving town Sunday, federal agents planned to fan out to dozens of gun stores and shooting ranges across Connecticut, chasing leads they hoped would cast light on the life of school shooter Adam Lanza.

Among the questions to be answered: Why did his mother, a well-to-do suburban divorcée, keep a cache of high-power weapons in the house? What experience did Lanza have with those guns? And, above all, what set him on a path to shoot and kill 20 children, along with the adults who tried to stop him? …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; ctmassacre; sandyhook; sandyhookshooting; sandyhookweapons
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1 posted on 12/16/2012 12:24:11 AM PST by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 12/16/2012 12:25:15 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Salamander

Here...


3 posted on 12/16/2012 12:26:46 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Olog-hai

Whenever a horrible tragedy like this happens, I wish a simple rule would be followed during the discussion: Any suggestions for prevention of future such incidents should be disallowed unless they would have actually have prevented the incident in question.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 12:36:44 AM PST by Sherman Logan (Brought to you by one of the pale penis people.)
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To: Sherman Logan

They pretty much say right out loud in the news reports that it was the divorce that precipitated this catastrophe, but they don’t even hear themselves saying it.


5 posted on 12/16/2012 12:49:57 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: Olog-hai

>”cache of high-power weapons”<

Pray tell, exactly what is a “cache”, and what is considered a “high powered weapon”, a Phaser, Disrupter, Death Star?

If that was a cache, my Family must own a National Guard Armory.


6 posted on 12/16/2012 12:56:07 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (They Live, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Olog-hai
Amid the confusion and sorrow, stories of heroism emerged, including an account of Hochsprung, 47, and the school psychologist, Mary Sherlach, 56, rushing toward Lanza in an attempt to stop him. Both died.

If one or both had been armed perhaps both would be alive and fewer children would be dead.

But it is not politically correct to say such obvious and logical things.

Certainly the AP would never be so crass as to mention such hurtful facts while parents are grieving. /S

7 posted on 12/16/2012 1:05:41 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: dr_lew

I just read 2 different stories about the killer one said he graduated from the High school and another said his mother had pulled him out in 10th grade. How come there are so many confilcting stories about this guy?

“He graduated high school in 2010 and refused to pose for the traditional high school yearbook picture – a rite of passage in America. Instead, a note on the page under his name states: ‘Camera shy.’”

“She mentioned she wound up home-schooling him because she battled with the school district,” said Marsha.

She did not know when Adam had left school. According to former classmates, Adam had attended the local high school at least through part of 10th grade.


8 posted on 12/16/2012 1:08:42 AM PST by funfan
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To: Kickass Conservative

Cache = a lever action .22 and a single shot .410


9 posted on 12/16/2012 1:31:07 AM PST by Husker24
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To: Olog-hai
I would call this event a case of Delta Male Rage.

he was 20 years old. That's a stressful time for most young men. Hormones are raging and they are leaving the nest. some are better prepared to leave the nest than others. Those who leave the nest unprepared for the cold cruel world are prone to falling into self destructive patterns. when they have an underlying mental disorder, those self destructive patterns can become even more destructive. throw in some holiday stress and a failed intimate relationship and bam, you have a recipe for delta male homicidal rage.

I don't think this will be the last example of delta male rage we see. Not by a long shot.

10 posted on 12/16/2012 1:43:39 AM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: Olog-hai

Why do I feal like I’m living in a brakken novel?


11 posted on 12/16/2012 1:43:50 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: funfan
IMO

The more confusing information is now, the easier it will to keep a plausable line going when people start to bear down on ...

Wellll ... let's liken the basic event to Fast and Furious.

Plenty of evidence and support for for obama's gun running to Mexico, yet he and Holder are still out of prison and plausably denying and totally ignoring any complicity in Brian Terry's murder.


Too much of This elementary school slaughter just doesn't pass the smell test ... to me.

12 posted on 12/16/2012 1:49:33 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Olog-hai

did the perp have a job?


13 posted on 12/16/2012 2:07:50 AM PST by RockyTx
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To: Pontiac
Absolutely correct, armed, trained teachers and other staff would have greatly lessened the carnage and given the school the means to defend the children. Those who mandate gun free victim zones are major contributors to mass murders in schools, theaters, malls and the like. There should be a legal means to hold the decision makers responsible for making everyone vulnerable to such attacks.
14 posted on 12/16/2012 2:11:22 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Olog-hai

Do you have to be 21 to purchase a firearm in Connecticut?
If so, is that why this 20-year-old had his 24-year-old brother’s ID on his body?

And did the brother, Ryan, know that Adam was using his ID to purchase guns?
What else did Ryan know?


15 posted on 12/16/2012 2:11:50 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Husker24

When I was 8 years old I had a single shot .410 and a Remington 22 with the cylinder magazine (nylon stock as I recall). Still wish I had that one.

Todays Libtards would have thought I was another Jesse James in the making.


16 posted on 12/16/2012 2:24:25 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (They Live, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Anything more deadly than an Airsoft gun is “high powered” to a journalist. And ANY weapon can be use in an assault, therefore ALL weapons are assault weapons, if the agenda requires it.


17 posted on 12/16/2012 2:40:49 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Lancey Howard
Do you have to be 21 to purchase a firearm in Connecticut?

You have to be 21 to purchase a pistol nationwide. In Connecticut, you also have to apply for an eligibility certificate through the Commissioner of Public Safety to get permission to purchase a handgun.

I'm getting this from my CHL app on my iPhone. I don't live in Connecticut.
18 posted on 12/16/2012 2:41:30 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Olog-hai

She sounds like she might be a trifle weird too. Still why hassle a bunch of gun shops that were doing nothing they could have known to be wrong?


19 posted on 12/16/2012 3:04:50 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Lancey Howard

Did the two look enough alike that the “borrowed” license would be believed?

It might have been other things than guns, of course, that he wanted Crazy Little Brother to get. Liquor maybe, or cigarettes, or porn.


20 posted on 12/16/2012 3:07:53 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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