An arsenal of weapons including guns, more than a thousand rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords was found in the home of the gunman who carried out the Newtown school shooting, according to search warrants released Thursday.
Adam Lanza killed 26 people inside
Sandy Hook Elementary School and took his own life within five minutes
of shooting his way into the building, prosecutor Stephen J. Sedensky
III said in a statement accompanying the release of the warrants in the
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inventory of the evidence seized from Lanza's home and the car he drove
to carry out the massacre provided glimpses into the world of a
troubled young man, but it does not answer the question of what could
have motivated the attack. Investigators say it will take until June or
later to complete the investigation.
The massacre was one of a
string of high-profile mass shootings that galvanized a heated ongoing
debate on gun control in the United States. A package of gun control
measures is making its way through Congress.Find the best selection of
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Barack Obama, speaking Thursday at the White House alongside parents of
the Newtown victims, said gun control votes in the Senate next month
are the country's best chance in more than a decade to reduce gun
violence. He said powerful foes of gun control hope Americans will
forget the shock of the school shootings in Newtown.
said Lanza killed all 26 victims inside Sandy Hook Elementary School
with a Bushmaster .223-calibre rifle before taking his own life with a
Glock 10 mm handgun. He says Lanza had another loaded handgun with him
inside the school as well as three, 30-round magazines for the
Prosecutors said 154 spent .223 casings were
recovered at the scene. A loaded 12-gauge shotgun was found in the Honda
Civic Lanza drove to the school with two magazines containing 70 rounds
of Winchester 12-gauge shotgun rounds.
At the house,
investigators found books about autism and Asperger's syndrome as well
as an National Rifle Association guide to pistol shooting. Another book
found at the home with tabbed pages is titled: Train Your Brain to Get
Writings and journals that belonged to Lanza were seized
by police and turned over to the FBI for analysis. They also found three
photos containing images of what appears to be a dead person covered
with plastic and blood.
Police said they found a smashed
computer hard drive, a gaming console and a gun safe in the house. An
unnamed person told investigators that Lanza was an avid gamer who
played Call of Duty and other games and rarely left his home.
found a holiday card containing a check made out to Lanza for the
purchase of a firearm, authored by his mother, Nancy Lanza. Adam Lanza
shot and killed his mother in their Newtown home before driving to the
school to carry out the massacre.
Documents indicate authorities
found a gun safe with shotgun shells in the house and numerous boxes of
bullets. In a bedroom closet, they found ear plugs, a handwritten note
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a top drawer of a filing cabinet, they found paper targets. In a duffel
bag, they found ear and eye protection, binoculars, numerous paper
targets and an NRA certificate that belonged to Adam Lanza.
found numerous knives, including samurai swords. They found a
military-style uniform in Lanza's bedroom and handwritten notes
containing the addresses of local gun shops. The guns found at the home
included a .323-calibre Enfield Albian bolt-action rifle, a .22-calibre
Savage Mark II rifle, a BB gun and a .22-calibre Volcanic starter
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judge's order to seal the warrants expired on Wednesday, and a Danbury
Superior Court judge granted a request by Sedensky to withhold some
details. Sedensky asked to redact the name of a witness, saying the
person's safety might be jeopardized if the name were disclosed. He also
asked that the release not include other information such as telephone
numbers, serial numbers on items found and a few paragraphs of an
Until now, prosecutors had made few details of the
Newtown investigation available, despite pressure to do so from the
governor, who criticized leaks to the press and lawmakers who clamoured
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Dannel P. Malloy announced last week that additional information would
be released at his request. He expressed concern that some information
about the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook reportedly disclosed by a top
state police commander at a recent law enforcement seminar in New
Orleans was leaked.
In his statement, Sedensky said he ordered a
stop to any presentations involving evidence in the case to prevent
such disclosures. He said the investigation is ongoing.
President Donald E. Williams Jr. said this week that legislative leaders
are eager to review the search warrant documents before finishing work
on a bipartisan bill that addresses gun control and other issues related
to the massacre.
Among the other items seized were a holiday
card containing a check from his mother to buy a firearm, an article
from The New York Times about a 2008 school shooting at Northern
Illinois University and three photographs of what appeared to be a dead
person covered with plastic and blood.
An FBI report included in
the search warrants said that Lanza rarely left home, considered
himself a shut-in and was an avid gamer who played Call of Duty, a
first-person shooter game. The home had a safe holding at least four
guns, and Lanza considered Sandy Hook Elementary School his life, the