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The mother of the loner who massacred 26 pupils and staff at a US primary school may have played a major part in his catastrophic mental breakdown, it emerged last night.
Friends and family portrayed Adam Lanza’s mother Nancy as a paranoid ‘survivalist’ who believed the world was on the verge of violent, economic collapse.
Mrs Lanza, 52, was a ‘prepper’ – so called because they are preparing for a breakdown in civilised society – who apparently became obsessed with guns and taught Adam and his older brother, Ryan, how to shoot, even taking them to local ranges.
Originally posted by MrMasterMinder
Lots of people think the world might end at any min, but they dont decide to go and kill a bunch of children first. Looking for things to blame other than the shooter himself is pointless.
Originally posted by curiouscanadian777
Yes, more crazy accusations targeting the 'preppers'. Ironic, b/c, if you ask me, they are the sanest among us.
They see what's coming, which couldn't be more obvious, really, no matter how much 'they' try to distract us with consumerism and garbage TV.
Originally posted by ausername
If believing the world is on the verge of collapse is a reason to go on a killing spree, more than half of ATS could be considered potential mass-murderers.
Once again... reading is fundamental. The issue here is not what the mother believed, but how her beliefs influenced her mentally disturbed child.