The NRA denied Adam Lanza or mother Nancy Lanza has a connection with the organization after it was revealed this week that an initial search of the Lanza home uncovered documents suggesting the Lanzas were affiliated with the National Rifle Association.
The NRA has responded to the new reports on Adam Lanza, the Lanza home and a cache of weapons found therein, distancing themselves from the Newtown shooter and his mother, an avid gun collector.
Amid evidence collected in the investigation of Adam Lanza and his mother, who was the first victim of the massacre in Newtown, police logged an item described simply as an “Adam Lanza National Rifle Association Certificate,” listed in inventory list from the Lanza residence.
While the finding and report are newsworthy and a matter of public record, the NRA has attempted to dissuade media outlets from reporting upon the court records, releasing a statement that read:
“There is no record of a member relationship between Newtown killer Adam Lanza, nor between Nancy Lanza, A. Lanza or N. Lanza with the National Rifle Association. Reporting to the contrary is reckless, false and defamatory.”
Other items found in the Lanza home reportedly included a book titled NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting, which is commonly given as part of NRA courses.
The NRA has not yet responded to media queries about the Adam Lanza connection revealed in police documents, nor have they addressed the statement released after press learned of the discoveries in the Lanza home.