Sandy Hook Report: Adam Lanza Broke Laws to Acquire Guns, Broke More Laws Using Them

A report released Monday by Connecticut's Attorney for the District of Danbury says all the guns and ammunition involved in the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary were legally purchased by Nancy Lanza and then stolen by her son, Adam. 

The report lists "a number of crimes" Lanza committed with the stolen guns—including the crime of "Murder Under Special Circumstances," which was committed twenty-six times—and the report says Adam Lanza "was solely criminally responsible" for all these crimes. 

According to State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III, the firearms found inside the school after the crime were a Bushmaster XM15-E2S, a Glock 20 in 10 mm, and a Sig Sauer P226 in 9mm. The Sig Sauer was never fired, and the Glock was the weapon Lanza used to take his own life after shooting innocents. 

An Izmash Saiga-12, a 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun, was found in Lanza's car outside the school, and a Savage Mark II .22 rifle was found at Lanza's residence. 

Lanza used the .22 rifle to shoot and kill his mother as she slept. 

All of the guns were lawfully purchased by Lanza's mother, as was all the ammunition. Lanza then bypassed all gun control by stealing the firearms before using them to carry out his heinous crimes.

Because the guns were stolen, Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) failed gun control bill would have done nothing to prevent the crime at Sandy Hook Elementary.  

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins


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