Newtown, CT – federal agents are converging on gun stores and shooting ranges throughout Connecticut in hopes of finding information that would shed light on Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza.
Federal agents are seeking leads to information not only about Adam Lanza but his school teacher mother as well. Questions which have gone unanswered include details about why Nancy Lanza, a “well-to-do” divorcee from the suburbs would have a caches of weapons in her home, the Huffington Post notes.
Law enforcement officers investigating the horrific Newtown shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary reportedly found evidence pointing to Adam Lanza’s motive at the crime. Two federal agents reportedly visited the Wooster Mountain State Range on Friday evening.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives spokeswoman Ginger Colburn stated that there currently is no evidence that either Adam Lanza or his mother had trained for the shooting or belonged to any gun clubs.
Gun range director Dean Price stated that the agents stayed into Saturday morning looking through the thousands of names on the sign-in logs. Neither Adam Lanza or Nancy Lanza appeared on any of the logs and Price reports he had never seen the mother and son before.
Adam Lanza reportedly shot all the Newton victims with a rifle. At least some of the Sandy Hook students and staff were shot at close range, some more than once, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver reports. Some of those savagely murdered in the Connecticut mass shooting were wounded as many as 11 times.
During a CBS News interview Donna Denner, an art teacher from nearby Danbury, talked about the lockdown at her school after the Sandy Hook shooting. The 54-year-old educator recalled feeling much as she did during the 9/11 terrorist attack. Denner had this to say during the interview:
“I don’t know if the rest of the country is struggling to understand it the same way we are here. Life goes on, but you’re not the same. Is the rest of the country … are they going about their regular activities? Is it just another news story to them?”
Mrs. Denner’s thoughts are likely echoed by many who live in the area of the school shooting. In our modern era with a 24/7 news cycle, viewers and journalists are subjected to a multitude of violent acts and senseless crime on a daily basis. After watching or covering some stories, you merely shake your head in disbelief, say a prayer and move on.
But not with this one. Millions of parents and grandparents around the country are weeping as they watch and read the news. Thousands of journalists can’t help but glance at photos of their own children on their desks and wipe tears from their eyes while trying to write articles which honor the victims. There simply can’t be one mother in America who does not think about the murdered children while wrapping a new baby doll for their own daughter or placing a race track under the Christmas tree for her son.
While the names of the Sandy Hook victims won’t be permanently memorized by the masses, what happened to them will never be forgotten.