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Connecticut School Shooter's Father Releases Statement

Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, who shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, released a statement on Saturday.

Peter Lanza, the father of 20 year-old Adam Lanza, who is responsible for the , released the following statement on Saturday, according to the Huffington Post:

"Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones and to all those who were injured. Our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. No words can truly express how heartbroken we are. We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. We too are asking why. We have cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. Like so many of you, we are saddened, but struggling to make sense of what has transpired."

Lanza shot and killed his mother before entering the school at about 9:30 a.m. Friday, fatally shooting 26 people and then himself.

Lenore Caccavella Wolke December 20, 2012 at 06:58 PM
What are you talking about Mr. Mitchell? Our whole nation (except the gun lovers) is in mourning over these innocent beautiful children. There is nothing to feel good about in this situation. It is too late to save these children, but what we want to do is save the lives of other children and citizens in the future. What if this kid did not have access to these multi-round guns? Then all of these children and adults would be alive and able to celebrate Christmas with their families. Instead their parents will probably be donating the gifts they bought for their kids to a shelter.
elizabeth disbrow December 21, 2012 at 03:11 PM
All goes back to the MOTHER who did not secure her guns properly. Also goes back to the mother who brought her mentally sick/ill son to gun ranges with her! I myself shoot guns, love them...Understand people are upset/mourning etc. No reason to ban guns or do anything crazy of that sort...I simply say do better background checks. When a person goes to buy a gun do background check that takes more then 5 minutes. Make it last a week. I'm sure plenty of crazy people would not sit and wait a week for a gun. But gun lovers would. I think crazy people with guns who do crime usually steal the guns from others who have left them unlocked or not secured at all. Which goes back to it is not the gun's fault, it is the idiot who owns the gun's fault. I also think carrying permits should be allowed. Less crime would happen if an innocent person could carry there own gun and protect themselves/others.
paul r December 21, 2012 at 05:02 PM
So, what would the background check on the MOTHER have come up with?
k1ng December 29, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Perhaps worded a little strongly, but I have to agree with you. The statistics are clear, 8 gun related deaths in the UK last year (population 60million), nearly 11,000 in the US (pop 300million). How sickening after this tragedy to see photos on the internet of proud new owners of assault rifles they got for Christmas....says it all.
Anabell Jones January 02, 2013 at 06:27 PM
After a certain age it is the person not the parents fault. We've all hard some crappy things happen to use but we don't go around killing people because of it. Shoot Zombies www.airsplat.com/Items/AC-TARGET-NAZI.htm not people

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