Adam Lanza liked to spend his free time editing Wikipedia articles about mass killings, using the online identity Kaynbred to add intricate details about the guns used.
Information about Lanza’s online alias and his internet habits came to light this week, revealing an obsession with guns and mass murders. Lanza spent hours on gun forums, talking about his “fetish” for .32 ACP bullets, and asking for guidance on how gun control laws would affect his weapon stash.
Lanza went on a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, killing 26 people including 20 children. But before that, he was a regular on gun forums like High Road, where he used the moniker Kaynbred to show off his deep knowledge of guns and ammunition.
In one thread on the site thehighroad.org in 2009, Lanza asked other users how far a ban on certain semiatomatic pistols extended. When another poster suggested he ask the Connecticut State Police, Lanza showed hesitancy and a seeming fear of human contact.
“I always prefer asking through proxy when I can avoid speaking to someone directly. I was just wondering if anyone knew because I have a fetish for .32 ACP,” the poster believed to be Lanza wrote.
On Wikipedia, Adam Lanza seemed obsessed with articles about mass killings. From August 2009 to February 2010 the poster believed to be Lanza made changes to 12 articles about massacres.
One revision was on the September 13, 2006, shooting at Dawson College in Montreal. Lanza added details about the firearm the killer used.
Another Wikipedia edit seemed to foreshadow the shooting rampage Adam Lanza would go on at Sandy Hook. Using the Kaynbred name, he added meticulous details to the article on Kip Kinkel, a 15-year-old boy who killed his parents and then went on a shooting spree at his Oregon school. Lanza also killed his mother before forcing his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School.