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Newtown massacre: Warrants detail Adam Lanza’s world of weapons

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Adam Lanza, the gunman who attacked a Connecticut elementary school, killing 20 children and six adults, had an arsenal of guns, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition and even samurai swords, knives and a bayonet, according to search warrants released on Thursday.

The warrants outlined what police found in Lanza’s home and car during official searches of the Newton, Conn., home Lanza shared with his mother, who he killed before the Dec. 14 attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The attack lasted less than five minutes before the 20-year-old Lanza killed himself with a Glock handgun.

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Courtesy Hartford Courant

All 26 victims inside the school were shot to death with a Bushmaster .223-caliber rifle, but Lanza had another loaded handgun and three 30-round magazines for the assault rifle. A loaded 12-gauge shotgun was found in the Honda Civic that Lanza drove to the school with two magazines containing 70 rounds of Winchester shotgun rounds, officials said.

The warrants give the most revealing look into Lanza’s world since the shooting that shocked the nation and led to calls to renew a ban on assault weapons and to limit the sale of guns. The Obama administration has also called for limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Congress is expected to consider limited gun-control measures, including universal background checks, when it returns from its spring break.


5 Comments to “Newtown massacre: Warrants detail Adam Lanza’s world of weapons”

    guest said:
    March 28, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    what reason to release a report like this except to try to gain anti-gun support from the ill-informed?

    gus said:
    March 28, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Shot with a what? who the fuck are you trying to bullshit? Not anyone with a brain, thats for sure! Adam Lanza did not, I repeat, ADAM LANZA DID NOT USE AN AR-15, or even a semi automatic rifle in the school! He had 4 handguns, no rifles, no swords, no water pistols and especially no AR's in that school!

    michael said:
    March 28, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ exactly…. and taking away or limiting guns or clips wont do a dam thing criminals break laws, if they want it theylle get it.

    Mr Holmes said:
    March 28, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Here's a video for you gun haters! Mothers Deand Action Must see this video

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