So my blog buddy Don Borsch just informed me that it can now be conclusively deduced that Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza was…
Off his gourd.
Nuttier than squirrel shit.
As more information becomes available about Lanza and his actions before he decided to steal a few guns from mummy and shoot up a bunch of sweet, innocent kids, we begin to realize that the evil NRA, gun owners, “assault” weapons and high-capacity magazines were not responsible for the deaths of children that December day in 2012.
Lanza studied serial killers/school shooters and virtually every incident of mass murder in the United States – most notably, Anders Behring Breivik, who bombed government buildings in Oslo, killing 8, and then carried out a mass shooting at a camp of the Workers’ Youth Leagueof the Labour Party on the island of Utøya, murdering 69 people, mostly teenagers, in Norway, where guns are strictly regulated by law, and carrying firearms anywhere is prohibited.
The latest disclosure, coupled with evidence of how Lanza expertly deployed his AR-15 Bushmaster rifle in murdering 20 first-graders and six adults at the school after earlier attempting to destroy his computer hard drives, lends credence to the belief that he had been planning the deadly Dec. 14 assault for some time.
The source said that Lanza used what law enforcement professionals call “tactical loading” in firing the semi-automatic rifle, putting a fresh magazine into the weapon before completely emptying the previous one.
Authorities estimate that Lanza fired about 150 shots from the “assault” rifle in the span of 5 minutes, before he tactically shot himself.
That’s about 30 shots per minute, with a second or two to drop the magazine and reload. The typical rate of fire for a common pistol such as a Glock will depend on the shooter’s hand strength, the recoil and how fast his or her reaction is before the next shot. Assuming he simply had a 10-round magazine, he could have emptied a magazine in about 10 seconds and popped in a new one, and he didn’t even empty the entire thing.
So if “high-capacity” magazines had been banned, and Lanza only had 15 ten-round mags, and could empty one in 10 seconds, he could conceivably have fired 50-60 rounds per minute, and have committed the same carnage in 3 minutes or less. With a handgun.
That’s on the military rifle. That would be 225 rounds in 5 minutes. The AR-15 Lanza used didn’t even have that, and he didn’t even empty the mag, according to the report, in order to tactically load the firearm and murder people faster.
So was it the high-capacity magazine? All indications are that no… it wasn’t.
Was it the evil “assault” rifle? All indications are that no… it wasn’t.
Was it lax background checks that allowed him to purchase the evil “assault” rifle? All indications are that no… it wasn’t. He stole the rifle and other guns from his mom.
But Adam Lanza played violent video games and studied mass murders closely. He stole firearms and had no problem murdering innocent children with them.
And people like Chuck Schumer, Jim Moran and their posse of authoritarian hoplophobes want more restrictions imposed on you and me. They want bans on high-capacity magazines. They want bans on evil, scary “assault” rifles. They want bans on private firearm transactions. But what I haven’t seen is any effort to address the plethora of fruitloops walking among us, whose families are reluctant or unable to institutionalize them due to strict regulations.
Does that make any sense?
Yeah, didn’t think so.
UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that Feinstein’s assault weapons bill has passed committee along party lines, and includes a mighty heated exchange between her and Ted Cruz, where she completely loses her shit and angrily claims she has great respect for the Constitution, even as she takes a large, steamy dump on it.