It Was Games More than Guns

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...(Read Full Post)