The New York Daily News has an article up by reporter, Mike Lupica, which makes the case that it was an obsession with violent video gaming and past mass killings that drove Adam Lanza to commit the Newtown slaughter. Guns were just the means to an end, means apparently facilitated by a fatally unwitting mother. According to an unnamed cop who attended a police conference in New Orleans back in December, one of the conference speakers, Col. Danny Stebbins of the Connecticut State Police, revealed that Lanza had long been planning a cold-blooded massacre and had an extensive spreadsheet of previous mass killings in which he apparently was tracking the high-scorers, as in video gaming. The unidentified source is quoted:
"They don't believe this was just a spreadsheet. They believe it was a score sheet," he continued. "This was the work of a video gamer, and that it was his intent to put his own name at the very top of that list. They believe that he picked an elementary school because he felt it was a point of least resistance, where he could rack up the greatest number of kills. That's what (the Connecticut police) believe.
The man paused and said, "They believe that (Lanza) believed that it was the way to pick up the easiest points. It's why he didn't want to be killed by law enforcement. In the code of a gamer, even a deranged gamer like this little bastard, if somebody else kills you, they get your points. They believe that's why he killed himself."
"They have pictures from two years before, with the guy all strapped with weapons, posing with a pistol to his head. That's the thing you have to understand: He had this laid out for years before."
As we responsible gun owners have been saying since this tragedy occurred and the gun-grabbing Democrats began using it as an emotional driver for their campaigns, the shooter picked an elementary school precisely because it was a liberal-declared, gun-free zone where he had the best chance of racking up a higher score. Go read the article then email a copy to your state legislators, congressmen, and senators.