On December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza, 20, killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, by shooting her four times in the head with her own gun at their Newtown Connecticut home, stole her legally obtained guns consisting of a .223-caliber Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle, a 10mm Glock handgun and a 9mm SIG Sauer P226 handgun. Lanza proceeded to the Sandy Hook Elementary school, a “gun-free zone” and killed 20 children and 6 adults and finally killed himself with a shot to the head.
The official police report has not been released so all the information currently available has been put together by the press, which is notorious for presenting just the Liberal side of any event and totally ignoring the truth.
Nancy Lanza legally obtained all the weapons from local stores in Connecticut and the Bushmaster is not considered an “assault Rifle” under Connecticut law and was legal for Adam to carry even at 20 years old. The two handguns were illegal for Adam to carry.
Adam tried to buy a rifle at a local sporting goods store just two days earlier but refused the background check and the mandatory waiting period before taking possession of the rifle.
The restrictive Connecticut gun laws did prevent Adam from illegally obtaining a rifle but did not prevent the massacre and with the exception of Adam killing 27 people he violated no “Assault weapon” laws with the exception of carrying 2 handguns illegally.
Sandy Hook Elementary School had 456 children enrolled in kindergarten through fourth grade. The doors to the school were locked at 9:30 a.m. each day and visitors are to be individually admitted after visual and identification review by video monitor.
At 9:35 AM Adam shot his way through the front door and started killing adults and kids and finally killed himself 10 minutes later as the police arrived. No guns of any kind were in the school – thus a “gun free zone”.
Adam had mental problems and was on medication and his mother was in the process of committing him to a mental institution.
Since no official police report has been released and especially since no photos of the homicides has been released there is doubt as to whether the Bushmaster M4 was used to kill the people or the two handguns. If the Bushmaster was used photos would have leaked out by now.
Basically Connecticut gun laws and school procedures did not stop an insane kid from killing kids in a “Gun Free Zone” like shooting fish in a barrel.