Connecticut Shooter Had NH Ties

Parents of alleged killer have roots in Kingston.

The man who police say shot and Friday has ties to New Hampshire.

According to The Eagle-Tribune, the family of Adam Lanza has roots in Haverhill and Southern New Hampshire. The newspaper is reporting Lanza's parents were married in Kingston in 1981, according to town records, and that Lanza's parents lived in Kingston after their marriage before moving to Connecticut. Lanza was also reportedly born in Kingston and lived there with his family until 1998.

The Union Leader is also reporting that Lanza's mother, Nancy Lanza, was the sister of Kingston Police Officer James Champion. CBS Boston says that local police and the FBI were at Champion's East Kingston home on Friday night.

Local, state and federal officials, along with an FBI crisis team, have been on the scene of the shocking incident in the southwestern Connecticut town since just after 9 a.m. Friday morning, after a gunman opened fire inside an elementary school.

Ray Guarino December 15, 2012 at 10:37 PM
So Patriot, again you avoid the question, why is it so easy for people with mental problems to get guns? You avoid the question to avoid the obvious, that is it's so easy to get guns in America that people who shouldn't have them can easily get them, yet, neoconservatives are so paranoid about their so-called "Second Amendment Rights", that they don't care if dangerous people get guns. Neocoservatives put us all in danger.
Ray Guarino December 15, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Why don't we obey the constitution? Every American with a gun should be enrolled in a militia under government jurisdiction.
Patriot December 15, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Patriot December 15, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Ray Guarino, you have asked the same question over and over. I don't know if Nancy Lanza was mentally disturbed. Guns are as plentiful as used cars so how you keep something like a gun from anyone is hard to answer. Politicians are in the process of taking our right to protest. Freedom of speech, right to bare arms, purchase health care are just some of the issues we are having tremendous restrictions on. Oh and by the way, what the heck did "neoconservatives" mean?
Patriot December 15, 2012 at 11:32 PM
B.E. Baines, ""Instead of locking up guns lock up people. I know it is crazy"" Are you going to bring in the UN to collect the guns?
Patriot December 15, 2012 at 11:37 PM
I sit here almost in tears listening to the news. And I have also spent the day reading post. Amazing, this blame game :(
Patriot December 15, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Constitutionals rights are valuable, don't discard them in haste.
Patriot December 15, 2012 at 11:51 PM
I am from the government, trust me? Good one Ray! Right up there with "the check is in the mail"
Ray Guarino December 16, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Right, you shouldn't trust the government by the people, you don't trust the people. And for the record, what I said was that we should go by what the constitution states, which is that the people with arms must be part of a well regulate militia.
Ray Guarino December 16, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Don't pervert our constitutional rights.
Ray Guarino December 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Patriot, you say "Guns are as plentiful as used cars so how you keep something like a gun from anyone is hard to answer." Not hard to answer at all, Massachusetts does it, New York does it. The bad guys have a difficult time getting their hands on guns, so they have to go to states such as Virginia, where the laws are lax an bring them back to NY or Boston. Or they can walk into a gun show and walk out with a gun. A neoconservative is an extremist, most people who currently populate the leadership of the Republican Party. People who spout nonsense such as Huckabee as he explain the reason for the Newtown massacre is that there is no school prayer. People who never met a regulation they liked, people who think that cutting taxes for the wealthy creates jobs. People who are deluded in thinking progressives are communists. People who think that there is no separation of church and state. Neoconservatives are race baiters, using the southern strategy in every presidential election since Nixon's time. People who are very different from Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Ray Guarino December 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM
In short, Patriot, neoconservatives are not real conservatives.
ForThePeople December 16, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Are you sure, Ray? Have you seen the militias around the nation lately? These are- at best- gun clubs, and at worst extremist bigots. Sometimes both. They don't protect anything.
Patriot December 16, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Sad news Ray The increase in Class A permits - the largest and broadest category of gun license - amounted to a jump of more than 28,000 statewide to about 224,000 as of last month, according to data provided by the state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/12/20/gun_permits_surge_in_state/
Jet Black Heart December 16, 2012 at 01:10 AM
This is the government by the media not the people. If this was by the people for the people the greedy powerhungry buinessmen wouldnt be the only people running and being elected for president. The United States really needs to open there eyes.
Rae C December 16, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Thousands died in 911 and no guns were used. 9000 people died last year from drunk drivers, who do you want to blame? the car, the bartender, the alcohol manufacturer, the government for making it legal or the person driving drunk? 22 elementary school children were stabbed in China, no guns. 6 people died years ago from tainted Tylenol from a woman trying to kill her husband. It does not matter the weapon, it they want to do any crime, they will find the means to do it. More laws, more regulations, more this more that... you already have a black box in every new car manufactured, if you get in an accident, don't try to lie! Your actions have been recorded.. Enough already!
Patriot December 16, 2012 at 01:13 AM
There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin .. Allow me to restate that number: 600,000 These men deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, to hunt with firearms, and no one was killed. And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states. It's millions more.
Ray Guarino December 16, 2012 at 01:17 AM
FTP, I'm talking about real militias, or as we like to call it "The National Guard".
Ray Guarino December 16, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Patriot, the increase in permits in Massachusetts over the last two years should just about dispell the notion that strict gun control in states like Massachusetts will "take away your guns". So then maybe you'd be for national laws like that of Massachsuesetts, after all, your stats prove that despite Massachsuetts' strict gun control, people can and do get gun permits. Thank you Patriot for showing how little you have to fear over over stricter gun control laws, such as those in Massachusetts. And we are not talking about hunting, plenty of people hunt, even urbanites hunt. The 600,000 Wisconsin hunters are not the issue.
Ray Guarino December 16, 2012 at 01:27 AM
"Government by the media" You must be talking about Fox.
Jet Black Heart December 16, 2012 at 01:50 AM
As much as i like video games. I could see the first person shooters games influence it as well. My 18life year old brother in law were playing a game and a 12year old boy watched one of us pick up a m1 in the game he explained how many shots that it was a bolt action rifle and how it fired. This kid has never touched a real gun but im willing to bet he could pick it up and fire it like he brought it to war.
ForThePeople December 16, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Doesn't the National Guard serve the federal government as well, as reserves? I agree they may have started out as a militia, but I think they are beneath the United States Army now. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Patriot December 16, 2012 at 11:45 AM
More laws, prisons, cops, judges, and less people working to support this system. Endless circle!
Mark December 16, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Supreme Court ruling in DC vs. Heller: Held: 1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Pp. 2–53. (a) The Amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms. Pp. 2–22. (b) The prefatory clause comports with the Court’s interpretation of the operative clause. The “militia” comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense. The Antifederalists feared that the Federal Government would disarm the people in order to disable this citizens’ militia, enabling a politicized standing army or a select militia to rule. The response was to deny Congress power to abridge the ancient right of individuals to keep and bear arms, so that the ideal of a citizens’ militia would be preserved. Pp. 22–28. etc.
Mark December 16, 2012 at 08:47 PM
and in the majority opinion of the court supporting the Heller ruling: “Right of the People.” The first salient feature of the operative clause is that it codifies a “right of the peo­ple.” The unamended Constitution and the Bill of Rights use the phrase “right of the people” two other times, in the First Amendment’s Assembly-and-Petition Clause and in the Fourth Amendment’s Search-and-Seizure Clause. The Ninth Amendment uses very similar terminology (“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people”). All three of these instances unambiguously refer to individual rights, not “collective” rights, or rights that may be exercised only through participation in some corporate body.
Mark December 16, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Ray - the second amendment was written before the National Guard existed as a national body. The National Guard was established as a federally funded body in 1910 and exists as a subset of the militia as defined by Title 10 section 311 of the United States Code: (a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard. (b) The classes of the militia are— (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia. In other words under US law the National Guard is a subset of the Militia, but this is irrelevant as I detailed earlier that the Supreme Court ruled membership of the Militia is not required to exercise the individual right to keep and bear arms.
Mark December 16, 2012 at 08:58 PM
In addition 26 children died last year getting on and off their School Bus and 800+ were killed while being driven to or from school.
Dennis Karoleski December 19, 2012 at 05:07 AM
In this emotion charged climate so soon after the school murders when so many are clamoring for the same firearm laws that have already been shown to be useless may discover some insight by viewing these three net sites: http://ssristories.com/index.php , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDivHkQ2GSg and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhO0Pul_FcE&feature=youtu.be
Steve From NH December 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM
So why does any of that mean that we should allow easy access to these weapons? If we follow your argument all the way to the end, everybody dies of something, so let's just make murder legal?
Patriot December 19, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Mark they can't even get seat belts on a school bus. My children have asked why don't we have seat belts?


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