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School shooter used guns registered to his mother, official says

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

A law enforcement official said 20-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza used guns registered to his mother to commit the massacre on Friday.

Lanza killed his mother, 54-year-old Nancy Lanza, at her home, before taking the lives of 20 children and 6 adults at the school in Newtown, Connecticut.

The Associated Press reports that the official said “a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols, and a .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle were found in the school after the massacre Friday.”

Nancy Lanza reportedly was a “big gun fan,” according to the New York Times.

“She had several different guns,” said an acquaintance of Nancy Lanza. “She would go target shooting with her kids.”

Nancy Lanza taught her son how to shoot, according to The New York Daily News.

Lanza shot his mother in the “3,100-square-foot house they shared before taking her car and driving over to Sandy Hook to commit mass murder,” the paper said.

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