A preliminary investigation concluded that the Newton CT massacre was actually a copy cat killing by the shooter, Adam Lanza. Lanza idolized Anders Breivik, a Norwegian man who killed 77 people in July 2011. Lanza was studying and planning hard to one up Breivik by killing more children. Both men chose schools to do their mass killings because of the easy target. It then is imperative for schools now to enforce stricter security measures in order to protect innocent children from future copy cats.
Additional evidence shows that Lanza was obsessed with violent video games. He would barricade himself in his mother’s basement, blacken the windows and watch video games for sometimes 20 hours at a time.
Evidence shows that his mind, sources say, Lanza was also likely acting out the fantasies of a video game as he killed 20 first graders and six adults at the school. For Lanza, the deaths apparently amounted to some kind of “score.”
But Lanza ended his killing spree sooner than he intended. Unlike Breivik, who surrendered, Lanza killed himself as police closed in. Just before his suicide, Lanza fired some shots at police in the school’s parking lot.
In our foolish politicians’ actions, rather than wait for clarification or results of motive investigations, they have banned assault-style weapons in haste and have done nothing to quell violent video games. I believe our politicians may have missed the real cause of gun violence. It’s those damn violent video games as well as the increased portrayal of weapon violence in the media! If the source of these mass shootings aren’t resolved and eliminated, I’m afraid our politicians are solving nothing. The mass shootings may very well continue in the future. Our children are still at risk. Same with places large groups of people congregate, such as shopping malls and movie theaters.
That is NOT a good thing.
Here’s the CBS Evening News report from Scott Pelley regarding the Newtown motivations: subscribers click on this link to view video. Also, check out this report from CBS morning news as to the intensity Lanza studied one particular, favorite video game. You only scored points if you killed the subject, not wound them.
For some reason CBS won’t allow video embedding on blogs, so I can’t copy and paste them here for you. You have to click on the links and go to the site yourself. Please do.