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Nancy and Adam Lanza: How did their relationship end in school massacre?

What was the 52-year-old mother of the shooter really like?  According to some, Nancy Lanza was a survivalist monster who relished teaching her son how to use guns, but to some of her closest friends, that is totally inaccurate.

“She was a wonderful, beautiful, elegant woman who loved life,” Russ Hanoman, said, ” and most importantly she loved her son, Adam.”

Hanoman met Nancy Lanza six years ago at My Place, a popular bar and restaurant in the heart of Newtown. He described himself as a close friend of Nancy Lanza’s. As far as he knew, Lanza had no connection to Sandy Hook Elementary School. Having retired from the financial world and gotten a good settlement in her divorce from Peter Lanza in 2009, she was a stay-at-home mom who worried about her younger son, Adam.

“He was clearly troubled. He did have issues. He was not violent in any way,” Hanoman said. “He was a vegan because he didn’t want to hurt animals.”

As for the weapons Nancy Lanza legally kept at home, including a Glock, a Sig Sauer and a Bushmaster, another friend said shooting guns was just a recreational sport for her, not a way to protect herself.

“Nancy was not afraid of living alone in a large house,” Ellen Adriani, another close friend said. “I used to visit her there. She had guns. She used to go with other friends of ours and go shooting.”

As for what lessons can be learned from this horrific shooting, Nancy Lanza’s friends say more attention must be paid to mental health issues.

But for now, Hanoman said they are “just numb.”


5 Comments to “Nancy and Adam Lanza: How did their relationship end in school massacre?”

    Jacke vega said:
    December 17, 2012 at 6:48 AM

    I’m so sadden buy this tragedy. My heart goes out to all who have loss their child and too the teachers who put the safety of the students first. May God bless them.

    Angela said:
    December 18, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    The fact that he is a vegan says a lot. Vegans tend to have an imbalanced copper/zinc ratio and often suffer from copper toxicity. All the shooter’s symptoms are indicative of copper poisoning. Study the work and website of Dr. Lawrence Wilson and read up about copper toxicity. I had many of the same symptoms as the shooter and suffered from copper toxicity.

      Knows Better said:
      December 19, 2012 at 11:58 AM

      You’re an idiot if you think being vegan (which there’s no confirmation he was, so don’t assume that’s true) had anything to do with any of this.

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