Adam Lanza, the suspected Connecticut school shooting gunman, reportedly purchased the three firearms found with him at the school legally.
NBC News has reported that the guns — a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols, and a .223-caliber rifle — found at the scene of Sandy Hook Elementary School were legal and registered to his mother.
A law enforcement official said authorities found more guns inside the school than the initial two that had been reported, CBS News noted.
Reports have said that Adam Lanza killed his father in Hoboken, New Jersey, and then killed his mother in Connecticut before driving to the school. There he entered his mother’s classroom
Adam Lanza‘s older brother, 24-year-old Ryan Lanza of Hoboken, N.J., was initially named as the suspect. Police have questioned Ryan but said he is being helpful and do not consider them a suspect.
Ryan Lanza told law enforcement officials that it has been two years since he has been in contact with his brother, who is developmentally disabled.
The Connecticut school shooting was the second-deadliest in US history, behind the 2007 attack at Virgina Tech that claimed 33 lives.
The shooting has brought renewed attention to the gun control debate, with activists seizing on the tragedy to call for stricter gun control measures. Outside the White House a small group of gun control advocates held a candlelight vigil and called for action to be taken, Time reported.
In addressing the nation after Adam Lanza’s school shooting in Connecticut, President Obama promised “meaningful action. Obama’s tearful remarks called for a national conversation on gun violence, though the president stopped short of advocating stricter gun control, Reuters noted.