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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:46 PM

Why did the gunman's mother own guns?

If she owned them for protection, then we should take a moment of silence and consider how that worked for her.

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Reply Why did the gunman's mother own guns? (Original post)
hedgehog Dec 2012 OP
SpartanDem Dec 2012 #1
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #8
sufrommich Dec 2012 #2
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #3
juajen Dec 2012 #4
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #7
Edweird Dec 2012 #5
leftyohiolib Dec 2012 #6
quakerboy Dec 2012 #9

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:49 PM

1. She was collector/target shooter

The two semiautomatic pisols and .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle Lanza used in the shooting were registered to his mother, whom several witnesses identified as an avid gun collector. She apparently taught her kids how to shoot the guns. The owner of a landscaping business who recently decorated her yard for Christmas tells Reuters she once showed him a “really nice, high-end rifle” that she purchased. “She said she would often go target shooting with her kids

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/12/15/nancy_lanza_school_teacher_sandy_hook_elementary_shooting.html

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Response to SpartanDem (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:38 PM

8. Reported so is the father

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:49 PM

2. Alex Witt said something about her being

someone "concerned about the end of civilization" or something like that, I just came in a caught the end of it,so I'm not sure where she got that info from.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:50 PM

3. For the myriad of reasons people own guns

 

In her case, she fits the archetype of a collector. One of the guns in her collection is damn cool, a Civil War Henry.

Look, people having them is not the problem, is how...and how many.

And what type.

What we need is strict FEDERAL GUN LAWS. There is a direct correlation between strict gun laws and the frequency of gun crimes.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:52 PM

4. I believe she could have been a survivalist, at least one article I read stated that she was. She

collected guns. Why she didn't keep them locked up is very strange. She also reputedly took both her sons to the shooting range to learn to shoot. I will be very glad to hear from her other son, who should be able to shed a lot of light on this situation. I am taking everything I read with a grain of salt. There are way too many inaccuracies in this story so far. Hold on for verified facts people, though the above could be absolute fact. I just don't know.

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Response to juajen (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:37 PM

7. The currently reported firearms do not add up to survivalist or prepper

Then again the media has so screwed things up its hard to know what the truth is at this point.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 03:05 PM

5. Why wouldn't she?

 

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 03:17 PM

6. maybe cause she knew her son was a psycho

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:53 PM

9. And wanted to make sure he was Armed?

That makes about 0 sense.

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