by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: So much for “if” (H/T mkmk)
UPDATE: A “second, previously undisclosed” rifle found? ahh… the surprise gun did it.
“The suspect, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, committed suicide following the shootings. Two semi-automatic handguns were found near his body. Authorities said they had found a .223-caliber assault rifle in a car, but had not previously disclosed a second rifle Carver said was used in the shootings.”
Clever. A new rifle altogether. *Proof* another gun. Problem solved.
UPDATE: (H/T mkmk) – “IF we found a guy in the woods cutting wood”?
QUESTION: The mother of the — (INAUDIBLE)[CNN pretends they can't hear the question]
VANCE: You have to understand that after the shooting we did a complete and thorough search of the area, the neighborhood, with our local partners. Everything was examined. If we found anyone that was in the woods cutting wood there would be — they would be detained pending the investigation. So there were no other arrest associated with this investigation that occurred. OK?
If a cop were to find a guy next to a massive crime scene dressed like that, carrying an AX, don’t ya think the cop would have, oh I don’t know, brought the AX back with them? What was he “cutting wood” with anyway? A pocket knife?
And since when do people run around on school property “cutting wood”?
What does “IF” mean? “If” they found a guy cutting wood? Isn’t that a little specific?
The spokesman also seems to claim now that the rifle was found in the building somewhere but fails to explain where.
While a lot of people are wondering how someone with a condition like autism could possibly have held it together enough to carry out such a monstrous attack so calmly and professionally, I have to say, judging from the evidence, he didn’t.
It appears the only homicide carried out with the handguns found on Adam Lanza was that of Adam Lanza himself. Sorry, but that is what the reports seem to suggest.
From the very beginning of this story the statements from the police were clear, the rifle found on the scene was found in the back of the car out in the parking lot not on Adam’s person.
“Lanza shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, drove to the school in her car with at least three guns, including a high-powered rifle that he apparently left in the back of the vehicle, and shot up two classrooms around 9:30 a.m. Friday, law enforcement officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity”
.. “The vehicle the suspect drove to the school was registered to his mother. At least three guns were found — a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols, inside the school, and a .223-caliber rifle in the back of a car, authorities said.” Fox News
This story was so prevalent, that most gun-control advocates were using it as proof that even handguns needed to be banned completely and this narrative continued to be the dominant one until just recently.
And then a funny thing happened at the Chief Medical Examiner’s office: he told the truth.
“It is unclear whether all the guns were used in the attack. At a news briefing on Saturday, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, who led the team that autopsied the victims, said, “All the (injuries) … I know of were caused by the rifle.”” NBC News
Suddenly the narrative has completely changed. All of the victims were shot with the rifle that was found in the trunk of the car outside in the parking lot and the handguns apparently weren’t used unless it was a handgun that took the life of Adam Lanza. And it was the handguns that were found on Adam.
That’s a big difference folks. As I have written before, Lanza didn’t have time to commit these horrific crimes and get back out to the parking lot to stash the rifle only to run back into the school and take his own life. Even if there was some kind of twisted logic to explain an act as silly as that, he simply didn’t have time.
But one guy did; the guy they found and arrested out in the woods right outside the school and the parking lot who was dressed like what the witnesses described as the shooter.
If that rifle was indeed found in the car as the first reports claimed (and I don’t know how or why the police department spokesman could get that part of the story wrong) then it is my conclusion that Adam Lanza could not have committed this crime.
Remember, the shooter hid his identity by wearing a mask and tried to protect himself by wearing body armor. Neither of those facets of the story lend themselves to an autistic guy who planned to kill himself in the end.
But BOTH of those aspects of the story lean toward the guilt of an accomplice or the actual shooter who planned to live through the event and keep himself from being identified later.
Tack onto that the fact that someone was caught outside dressed like the shooter and the rifle which killed all of those people was in the parking lot as well, and you have a cut and dry case.
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