So we guess since gun control laws worked we must have … more gun control.
The gunman in the Newtown massacre tried unsuccessfully to buy a rifle three days before he killed 20 children, six adults and himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut and federal officials told NBC News Saturday.
Adam Lanza, 20, went to a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Danbury, Conn., on Tuesday to buy the weapon, but was turned down because he didn’t want to undergo a background check or abide by the state’s waiting period for gun sales, the officials said.
Still, Lanza was heavily armed when he forced his way into the school Friday morning – after killing his mother at their home in Newtown.
The officials said he had four handguns on him as he stormed the 600-student school and shot his victims – clustered in two classrooms – at close range. There was a rifle found in the car he drove to Sandy Hook.
Now it’s four handguns? Has the media gotten anything right the past 24 hours?
The motive for the mass killing was unknown, but officials told NBC’s Pete Williams that they were investigating whether Lanza is the person who had an “altercation” with four staff members at the school on Thursday.
Maybe the media and knee-jerk leftist politicians can take a deep breath and wait for the facts to come out. But hey, why do that when you can speculate wildly and call for disarming the law-abiding public?