Holiday card from Nancy to Adam Lanza found with check for a gun purchase inside

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They say you never really know what happens behind closed doors, and we’re now learning the quaint exterior of Adam Lanza’s Newtown, Connecticut home concealed an arsenal of weapons and ammunition.

Newly-released information on a handful of executed warrants for the home reveal there were more than

16-hundred rounds of ammunition recovered from the home he shared with his mother Nancy.

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Nancy Lanza, 52, was discovered dead in her Connecticut home on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. According to the authorities, she suffered numerous gunshot wounds to the head. Investigators said Adam Lanza killed his mother before driving to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where he opened fire on staff and students, killing 20 children and six adults before taking his own life. (HANDOUT)

That’s not all.

There were several types of guns, samurai swords, knives and a check – written by Nancy Lanza to her son for the purchase of – you guessed it, another gun.

In the ultimate twist of irony, we know that Adam used one of those guns to kill her, before he murdered 20-first graders and a half dozen staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary school.

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Forensic Psychologist Dr. N.G. Berrill told PIX11, “What they will come up with is, maybe a timeline, and they will be able to determine is for how many weeks and months prior to the killings was he descending into this violent, psychotic place.”

Detectives will surely scour through Adam Lanza’s journals and other personal evidence recovered in the home, but Dr. N.G. Berill, there’s no guarantee any of it will help answer one key question: Why did he do it?

Dr. Berrill went on to say, “I think in cases like this, it’s never just one reason, it’s never just one variable that going to explain the whole shooting match. No there is no one answer. Simply to say that he was disturbed, we all get that anyway. To say that he was preoccupied with violence, that seems apparent. To say that perhaps his mother fostered – and perhaps wrongfully so, a relationship that encouraged him to use weapons, I think that’s kind of obviously that this was not a great idea, and at the end of the day she was a victim as well.”

Police also found a NRA certificate in the home issued to Adam Lanza. It doesn’t say what kind of certificate, but the NRA released a statement today saying it does not have any membership records for Adam or Nancy Lanza.

7 comments

  • ackthpt8888

    ….and there's your sign America. A culture of guns & murder with 5% of the worlds' population and 25% of the world's inmate population. And of course the rape capital of the world, due to the aforementioned prison thing. Land of the free!

    • captainjohn

      "The rape capital of the world"? "25% of the world's inmate population"? What lunatic source are you consulting? What a complete loser…

      • ackthpt8888

        http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57418495/the

        from that page: ""The United States has about 5 percent of the world's population, but we have 25 percent of the world's prisoners – we incarcerate a greater percentage of our population than any country on Earth," said Michael Jacobson, director of the non-partisan Vera Institute of Justice. He also ran New York City's jail and probation systems in the 1990s."

        and

        Nationwide, the numbers are staggering: Nearly 2.4 million people behind bars, even though over the last 20 years the crime rate has actually dropped by more than 40 percent.

        Crime rate dropped, yet you have more people in jail. Makes sense doesn't it.
        http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryam

        Got it through your head yet? Or do you choose to be ignorant of the problem like so many of your countrymen. It's real, you should learn to deal with it better than flat denial & childish name calling.

      • ackthpt8888

        from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_rape_in_the_U

        In the United States, public awareness of the phenomenon of prison rape is a relatively recent development and estimates to its prevalence have varied widely for decades. In 1974 Carl Weiss and David James Friar wrote that 46 million Americans would one day be incarcerated; of that number, they claimed, 10 million would be raped. A 1992 estimate from the Federal Bureau of Prisons conjectured that between 9 and 20 percent of inmates had been sexually assaulted. Studies in 1982 and 1996 both concluded that the rate was somewhere between 12 and 14 percent; the 1996 study, by Cindy Struckman-Johnson, concluded that 18 percent of assaults were carried out by prison staff. A 1986 study by Daniel Lockwood put the number at around 23 percent for maximum security prisons in New York. Christine Saum's 1994 survey of 101 inmates showed 5 had been sexually assaulted.[7] Among women the number is one in forty and the offenders are more likely to be prison staff members.

        Prison rape cases have drastically risen in recent years, mostly attributed to an increase in counseling and reports.[8] The threat of AIDS, which affects many of those raped in prison, has also resulted in the increase of reported cases for the benefit of medical assistance.

        – so there are different numbers, but generally in the 10-20% range. Ask your self what 10-20% of 2.4 million (inmates) is, and compare to rest of world rape numbers. You make India look like the most safe place in the world.

  • esco

    If you notice that your kid's an outcast and bullied it's probably a bad idea to buy them weapons.
    Just a thought..

  • Amy

    I think in some families and cultures (take a trip down south), hunting has been a past time. Gun collecting a glorified hobby. I am not a gun ethusist, but for centuries children were taught how to kill and hunt. What has happened is society is always evovling and violence is not longer as tolerable. Things in the dark come to light. And social media and technology have become second parents to our children. Exposing them to things that can affect their psychological developement. Where emotional interaction is limited and replaces with a 'friend liking your photo'. That with increased bullying and the growing absence of at least one parent who stays home to nuture and watch these developments is the reason all this violence is blazing. And in lots of other cases the 1900s brought about a different style of drug use. Parents were torn away from responsibility by alcohol and heorin. Then those kids had kids and there was a generation gap is old school hands on parenting. America's evolution and what we represent is what is killing these kids and people. We need to find a way to reconsile these new developments. But the truth is we're so focued on bi partian debates – we're losing our future.

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