The Father of the Sandy Hook Killer Searches for Answers
Adam Lanza was ‘evil’ and would have killed me ‘in a heartbeat,’ says his dad, and wishes his psycho mass murderer son had never been born.
In an interview, Peter Lanza dubbed his gun-crazy boy “evil” for killing his mother, 20 children, six staff and then himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012.
“You can’t get any more evil,”
Describing his youngest son as “socially awkward,” Lanza believed his child — diagnosed with Asperger’s — was in fact an undiagnosed schizophrenic.
“Asperger’s makes people unusual, but it doesn’t make people like this”
Doubting that the official diagnosis was the cause of the murder spree, Lanza said it was “a mask that veiled a contaminant” and allowed him to act bizarrely without question.
Lanza broke his silence, because he thought his story might help.
He said he finally thought his story was an important part of the puzzle, and that he had a moral obligation to tell it.
He also said he had to recognize how his son had grown up and changed.
In Peter Lanza’s new house, on a secluded private road in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an attic room overflowing with shipping crates of what he calls “the stuff.” Since the day in December, 2012, when his son Adam killed his own mother, himself, and twenty-six people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, strangers from across the world have sent thousands upon thousands of letters and other keepsakes: prayer shawls, Bibles, Teddy bears, homemade toys; stories with titles such as “My First Christmas in Heaven”; crosses, including one made by prison inmates.
People sent candy, too, and when I visited Peter, last fall, he showed me a bag of year-old caramels. He had not wanted to throw away anything that people sent. But he said, “I was wary about eating anything,” and he didn’t let Shelley Lanza—his second wife—eat any of the candy, either. There was no way to be sure it wasn’t poisoned. Downstairs, in Peter’s home office, I spotted a box of family photographs. He used to display them, he told me, but now he couldn’t look at Adam, and it seemed strange to put up photos of his older son, Ryan, without Adam’s. “I’m not dealing with it,” he said.
Later, he added, “You can’t mourn for the little boy he once was. You can’t fool yourself.”
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Students of history flinch when left-wingers refer to Hitler as being right-wing because anyone who knows their history knows that Hitler and his party were socialists. His party was called the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. The parallels between his policies and the policies of modern-day left-wing parties are obvious. When lefties call conservatives fascists they conveniently overlook the fact that Hitler was a fascist and his brand of socialism was the nanny state on steroids. Hitler is a perfect example of what happens when a socialist leader becomes a dictator.
Barack Obama has sold more guns than any other person in history. His continued attacks against the Second Amendment mean that people seek to get in before he tries to ban them.
The good news is that his time is almost at an end; the bad news for citizens is that Hillary Clinton will continue and escalate his attacks.
Gun sales are on a pace to break last year’s record of more than 23 million, a boon to the U.S. industry and gun stores thanks to election-year worries about gun control and recent terror attacks, according to government figures and experts.
Under Obama, background checks for guns reached 141.4 million through the end of May, amounting to sales of about 52,600 a day, according to the FBI. Last year, the FBI conducted more than 23 million background checks, which are generally used to figure sales of new and used weapons.
Domestically, manufacturers have reported producing about 21,000 guns a day, or more than 46 million in Obama’s first six years in office.
And should Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton continue to best Republican Donald Trump in the polls, sales could hit new highs, according to industry experts. Read more »
Who you gonna Blame for the Orlando Islamic terrorist attack?
Scapegoat number ONE: The NRA
“The greatest threat to our homeland security today is the National Rifle Association, a front group for the firearms industry that derails gun-safety measures and perversely profits with each new mass shooting.”
Scapegoat number TWO:Christians
‘”The ISIS thing is a distraction,” Katz says, arguing that we should instead be “looking at the long legacy of anti-gay violence in this country that has itself been stoked and promoted by the Christian right.” The central problem, he says, is not to be found in “the Middle East,” but at home where the “homophobia problem” exists.’
Scapegoat number THREE: Gun control
“Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, who said blame for mass shootings lies with Congress for its failure to enact stricter gun control measures.”
Scapegoat number FOUR: The Republican Party
“This was an American killing Americans because they were queer and that has not been forcefully articulated,” Jonathan Katz said in a news release put out by the school. “What we are trying to do here is camouflage the root of the problem, which is a long history of violent political rhetoric and homophobic policies by Republican officials and their conservative allies.”
Scapegoat number FIVE: Gays
“The LGBT cause has blood on its hands. These deaths were caused by a paradoxical alliance between the left and Islam”
Howard Stern told his radio listeners a story about sheep in a passionate effort to explain his views on gun control. Apart from the foul language, I think it is a pretty good analogy and one worth sharing. If nothing else, the recent murder of a British politician with a homemade gun shows that living in a country with the tightest gun control in the world is no guarantee of safety. A gun is the greatest equalizer. A small woman like myself can actually win if a strong man with a knife or club comes after me. If he has a gun then at least I have 50-50 odds. To be honest, I would even be happy to be allowed to carry pepper spray but our government won’t even allow me that level of protection.
Imagine you’re a defenseless sheep in a pasture filled with hundreds of other sheep, all like sitting ducks when a bloodthirsty wolf appears in the dead of night.
And you hope the shepherds and sheep dogs will protect you and your family from the ruthless beasts – which are slaughtering and eating all your neighbors.
But there’s a big problem.
The shepherds and sheep dogs are nowhere in sight.
They’re protecting other defenseless sheep on the other side of the pasture.
What do you do?
Police Minister Judith Collins is signalling tighter controls on the licensing of firearms to gang members.
“I was really shocked the other day to find that being a gang member doesn’t preclude someone from having a firearms licence, because, apparently, you’re still a fit and proper person,” Ms Collins told Q&A today.
She says “this is the sort of nonsense that we need to change the law on”.
Parliament’s law and order select committee is holding an inquiry into the illegal possession of firearms.
It is looking at how widespread firearm possession is among criminals, including gangs, and how criminals, gangs and those who do not have a licence come into possession of firearms.
The public clearly expect any firearms held by gangs to have been obtained illegally. To discover that some of the gang members have a bona fide firearms licence has been a shock to many. Read more »
It has started: the lobbying against guns by those who oppose them and want them banned or at least made harder to obtain. There is an enquiry on and the politics is well underway.
Of course the media party – who are too lazy to write their own stores – have started pimping anti-gun stories on behalf of the anti-gun loons.
Firstly, I acknowledge it must be horrific to lose a family member to a violent death. There is no question these sorts of actions taken by scumbags ruin lives.
But they also radicalise the survivors into polarised opinions; not always well informed and, whilst well meaning, they fail to grasp reality.
One thing for certain is that criminals who will commit to violence will do so with or without a gun. If it’s not a gun it’s going to be a knife. Read more »
All the gun control loons will be working hard over the next few months to attempt to convince the Government to ban more guns.
The door has been opened for an enquiry and the anti-gun brigade will do everything they can to argue the crude idea that banning guns solves problems. Which, of course, they don’t. There is no evidence anywhere in the world that banning guns has worked. Even in Australia it’s been a total disaster.
Politicians in Wellington will be keen to be seen to have done something. Public opinion matters and doing nothing is not an option.
So, ahead of an enquiry, there are a few things everyone needs to consider:
1. The latest purported gun issue in NZ isn’t about the type of guns or gun-licensed law-abiding firearms owners. The issue is scumbag criminals who are neither licensed nor following any laws and who are managing to obtain guns. How? So an enquiry must focus on that: how are they getting guns;
2. Police have no ability to administer further gun controls if they are implemented through law reform. They can barely administer the laws we have now so more onerous law revisions will be hard to act upon;
3. It will be impossible to register all guns in NZ. With over a million guns, the likelihood of all of these being voluntarily registered is beyond absurd; Read more »