Adam Lanza, 20, was allegedly taught to shoot guns by his mom, Nancy Lanza. Horrifically, he executed her and went on a shooting rampage at a Newtown, Connecticut school on Dec. 14, killing 26 people. We have the first pic of Adam’s mom.
Nancy Loves Her Guns
Nancy, an avid gun collecter, took her son Adam to a shooting range and taught him how to fire a gun before he murdered 26 innocent people.
“[Nancy] said she would often go target shooting with her kids,” Dan Holmes, owner of the lanscaping firm Holmes Fine Gardens, told Reuters.
In fact, she once showed him a “high-end rifle” that she had purchased. “She was very proud of it,” he told the New York Daily News. “She loved her guns.”
Adam ended up killing his mother on Dec. 14 with one of her own guns. He then stole her keys, grabbed her guns — including a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols, and a .223 caliber rifle — and headed to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he killed 20 children and himself.
Adam Lanza’s Past Revealed
Adam, 20, was allegedly a mild-mannered student in high school, often making the honor roll. Adam’s mom, whom he lived with, loved playing dice games and decorating her upscale home for the holidays with him.
A student from Adam’s high school said he was very quiet, thin and carried a black briefcase to class, which stuck out when all the other kids carried backpacks.
Adam allegedly dressed more formally than other students, wearing khaki pants, button-down shirts and at times, a pocket protector. Many remembered Adam as highly intelligent.
People From Adam’s Life Speak Out
“Everyone just assumed he was a smart kid and that’s why he didn’t like talking to people all the time,” Peter Lalli, 20, a fellow high school graduate of Adam’s, told the New York Daily News. “He hung out with the smart crowd.”
Another person used Twitter to share memories of his former classmate. Adam was “a weird kid since we were five years old,” Tim Dalton wrote on Twitter and added, “As horrible as this was, I can’t say I am surprised…. Burn in hell, Adam.”
While some family member say Adam has “major issues,” his aunt, Marsha Lanza, said her nephew was raised by kind, nurturing parents who would not have hesitated to seek mental help for him if he needed it.
“[My son] said [Adam] was very thin, very remote and was one of the goths,” Catherine Urso said, whose son attended college with Adam.
Our thoughts remain with the victims lost, their suffering families, and the shaken community of Newtown, CT.
What do you think of this horrific situation, HollywoodLifers? Will this town ever recover? Will we as a nation?
— Chris Rogers
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